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Sudden lightning storm, it all started with a spark

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Genova, Italy. It was the first day of September, the weather had changed quickly in those days, from weeks when the sun gave off its warm rays of light from dawn to dusk to sudden rainy and windy days. In the afternoon I had gone out for jogging and arrived in Boccadasse I realized white storm clouds to the east heading toward Genoa. Already I could see beyond the hills a few lightning bolt on the blanket that looked like whipped cream. I stopped to admire that show. The sunset was never so early in the evening, covered with a mantle of clouds above the Apennines.

 

It got dark and the night came. Around midnight the sky began to shine in front of Quinto al Mare, thunderbolt shone like a pyrotechnic lights show, exactly in the middle of the gulf. It reminded me about last autumn where I had gone down to the beach, photographing on the shore a lightning storm off the coast of Portofino's promontory. Meanwhile, the lightning show was going on in front of the Italian Naval League beach, not so good to photograph offshore sea but a nice window to include rocks or other subjects of the sea in the picture. I started shooting around 02:00 am, the coastline was becoming a scenery of magnificence, a glitz of inexhaustible lights .. no other show could match with that was happening before my eyes.

 

Reflex: Nikon D3100 - Lens: Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR - Filters: No filter used

 

Focal length: 80 mm - Diaphragm aperture: f/4.5 - Exposure time: 10 sec - ISO sensitivity: 100

 

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Taken on September 2, 2012