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Lightning, forked

Is this one that started the fires? I took this the night before the fires. There was a prolonged lightning storm over there. It didn't seem to move much in the 2 hours I watched it. I'm zoomed out about 10X to get this. The mountains visible at bottom are about 15 miles or so from me.


For those interested. My night time exposure is limited to 6 seconds. Plus the storage time & focus time mean I only can get 2-3 photos a minute. Also I'm zoomed out almost all the way so I have an extremely narrow field of focus. What all this means is I took about 175 photos of which only 15 showed any color at all. And this is the best of those 15. Thanks to digital camera I can take as many "bad" photos as I have to. To get 1 good one.

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Taken on June 7, 2006