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Lightning strikes Chicago

I took a trip last week to Chicago to see the San Francisco Giants play the Chicago Cubs. After seeing the game with Corey Dorsey, we had a list of things we both wanted to shoot in downtown Chicago. At the top of that list was to go to the John Hancock Observatory to get some shots during sunset. The weather was perfect all day so we thought it would be a perfect night to shoot the city. As the day grew later and as we inched closer to the John Hancock Tower, the sky began clouding up. We checked our weather apps on our phones and watched storms develop over Lake Michigan. Suddenly our plan looked to be a total bust. After pouting for a long while about how we weren't going to get a sunset, we soon found ourselves with prime seats for something much, much better. This was definitely a case of being in the right place at the right time. You might have heard about this storm on the news. It got national attention. I thought that was strange. I just figured this was a normal everyday occurrence in Chicago during the summer.

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Taken on June 30, 2011