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Sunset and Lightning

Tonight, my photography dream came true. I've been trying for years to catch that perfect combination of sunset and lightning. Just a few hours ago a beautiful monsoon storm rolled in. Lots of lightning pounded the mountains in the distance. Then the sun peaked through the rain turning the sky reddish orange. All of the sudden the storm let lose a beautiful bolt of lightning. About 30 seconds later a second bolt came crashing down. (So yes, I did blend the two shots together since they're each only 1/10th of a second). Oh yeah, I got a new toy....a brand new lightning trigger. Although it misses a bolt or two and misfires at absolutely nothing every once in a while, I am thoroughly satisfied with my purchase.

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Taken on August 7, 2012