Finding Earth

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    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.

    Adam Hodge, The RedLion, and 589 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. yardlizard 73 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! Your photo has made it to the end of Top 20 Lightning.
      Please post it to the Hall of Fame!

    2. Dan Ofer 71 months ago | reply

      Ah, lightning shots. So much luck needed, but it looks spectacular :).

    3. Brendan Falkowski 68 months ago | reply

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

    4. melcir.meri 68 months ago | reply

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    5. Paul Watson 62 months ago | reply

      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.)

    6. Nate Kay 59 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Featured on this Photography Blog.

    7. photographerglen 57 months ago | reply

      Wow This is Amazing!
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    8. LaurieChristensen2061 56 months ago | reply

      Oh! Yours Finding Earth is special for me.Thanks a lot.

    9. *Saariy* 56 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture, beautiful picture

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    10. Manolis Thr 56 months ago | reply

      Wow!!! This is absolutely incredible lightning shot!! I am impressed!! Great great great!!!

    11. Kuzeytac 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Extreme Sky, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
      Now That's Extreme!!
      We will be happy to have this in...
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    12. zoom366 46 months ago | reply

      amazing photo! :)

    13. MikeBehnken 46 months ago | reply

      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...
      Bangkok Bolt

    14. Surrealplaces 34 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture

    15. Dawn Woodhouse 26 months ago | reply

      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

    16. jmlpyt 11 months ago | reply

      très belle prise de vue

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