Lightning strikes

There was some great lightning tonight over NYC and I decided to pull the camera out and see if I could catch it. Years ago on a cross country trip I shot the image above in the four corners area of New Mexico. I pulled over and fired off this one frame at 125/sec which was the last one on the roll and then got back in the car quickly as it started to rain. I didn’t know until 2 weeks later when I processed the film that I actually caught the lightning with such a fast shutter speed. Total luck.

Well tonight I made sure to catch it with some 8 sec exposures and the instant feedback of digital. It was a great show.

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