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Lightning, Morro Bay

I had originally not anticipated shooting lightning, because locally it is often so ephemeral. But while at the marina, it contiinued. So I quickly tried to think of where I could get an angle at which the lightning would reflect off the bay, and headed to the Morro Bay Natural History Museum. I took some long exposures to hopefully catch a flash of lightning and, while I expected the lightning reflections, the effects in the clouds were more than I expected. CS5 helped with the noise. Morro Bay, CA


As I add this to a "most interesting" group, I add this note:

This photo has been at the top of my "interesting" list since it made the flickr Explore page and I have gotten responses from around the world. I assume the allure is the combination of lightning (with its attendant energy/electricity), landscape and reflection in a relatively uncluttered composition--at least that's what it is for me.

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Taken on October 2, 2010