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Finding Earth

More than 750 lightning strikes pierced the Sydney sky over two hours on Tuesday night, 22 November 2005

 

Apparently eight thousand houses around Chatswood, North Ryde, Maroubra and Bexley were left without power for the night.

 

Eleven thousand more homes across Sydney's north-west and west lost power at the height of the storm.

 

This was the trickiest of the lightning shots to get. The previous, long exposures of 20-30 seconds odd, easily caught far too much lightning.

 

So I tried to catch a bolt in a 1 second exposure based on the "feel" of an impending strike. After many failures, this was it.

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Taken on November 22, 2005