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Lightning strikes Toronto's CN Tower during an electrical storm.


NOTE: This is not a PhotoShop simulation. I've received a couple of emails and comments suggesting that this is an altered image. It is not. It's an actual thunderstorm and that really is lightning.


Lightning hitting the CN Tower is not an unusual occurrence. According to a study by researchers at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, the CN Tower is struck by lightning more frequently than any other structure in Toronto - roughly 40 to 50 times annually.


Sales/Licensing history: Wall calendar.


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Camera: Bronica GS1 6x7

Lens: Bronica Zenzanon-PG 250mm f/5.6

Filtration: None

Exposure: Bulb - approx. 1 min@ f/22

Film: Fuji Velvia 50

Scanning: Nikon Super Coolscan 8000ED

Processing: Photoshop CS3 (cropped: aspect ratio changed from 5:4 to 3:2)

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Taken on July 3, 2003