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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  • yardlizard 7y

    Congratulations! Your photo has made it to the end of Top 20 Lightning.
    Please post it to the Hall of Fame!
  • Dan Ofer 7y

    Ah, lightning shots. So much luck needed, but it looks spectacular :).
  • Brendan Falkowski 7y

    Awesome, I lived on the opposite side for a few months -- Saunders Street in Pyrmont -- nearly the same view.
  • melcir.meri 7y

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  • Paul Watson PRO 6y

    Hey Leorex. Thanks for the great photo, we are using it on the sickcity.org/Australia/Sydney (credit to you in the bottom right corner.) Thanks for using Creative Commons (SickCity is non-profit, open-source and all that goodness.)
  • Nate Kay 6y

    Great shot! Featured on this Photography Blog.
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    Wow This is Amazing!
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  • LaurieChristensen2061 6y

    Oh! Yours Finding Earth is special for me.Thanks a lot.
  • fernando ramirez 6y

    es real?
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    Excellent capture, beautiful picture

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  • Manolis 6y

    Wow!!! This is absolutely incredible lightning shot!! I am impressed!! Great great great!!!
  • Kuzeytac 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Extreme Sky, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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  • Alan Gardner PRO 5y

    amazing photo! :)
  • Mike Behnken 5y

    That is a truly amazing lightning shot, I can't believe it was a 1 sec exposure... awesome!!! .. I got one in the urban environment...
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  • HIROMI IGUCHI 5y

    beautiful!
  • Kevin Cappis 4y

    Amazing capture
  • Francesco Pappalardo PRO 4y

    Awesome photo my friend!
  • Dawn Woodhouse PRO 3y

    amazing............... i was wondering what your location was because most of the locations i can think of involve walking and standing in the open in torrential rain
  • Saad Nadeem 3y

    amazing!!
  • Jean-Marc PAYET PRO 2y

    très belle prise de vue
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