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Lightning on the Pacific Ocean | by AGrinberg
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Lightning on the Pacific Ocean

I waited 10 years to take this photo.

 

Lightning in the SF Bay Area is pretty rare; it happens maybe once a year. When it strikes it is not in the right place, chosing to be behind the hills or blocked by trees. And sometimes it is raining which is not good for the camera. And what makes it even more difficult is that by the time I grab my camera, the show is over.

 

Monday night's dry lightning storm cooperated on all points.

 

19 August, 2013

20 seconds at 34mm

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Taken on August 19, 2013