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Lightning Storm in the Smokies | by DanielEwert
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Lightning Storm in the Smokies

On Saturday while in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park a big lightning storm rolled in and there were bolts coming down all around. Given that I was on exposed ground I took immediate precautionary measures by putting my shirt over my camera to protect it from the rain and then I started shooting. I used a cable release and multi-second exposures in immediate succession to finally capture one of the bolts. I got a bit wet when it was all said and done.


Canon 5D Mark II

Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0 L lens


SS 2 sec.

ISO 50

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Taken on June 12, 2011