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(5.3.12) Lightning Storm over Chicago-10

A close-up, look at the main culprit behind the storm - A towering cumulonimbus cloud with rotation, possibly a mesocyclone. I'm really diggin' the smooth textures and striations in this shot - which stand in stark contrast to the fury it is unleashing.

 

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Set Description: A pretty wicked lightning storm swept the south side of Chicago the night of 5/3 I photographed it from my balcony near Pilsen

 

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Taken on May 4, 2012