Thursday, August 28, 2008

Minnesota Lightning Storms

Taken with a Nikon D80.

* Exposure: 20 sec (20) [+]
* Aperture: f/3.5 [+]
* Focal Length: 18 mm [+]
* ISO Speed: 400 [+]

Huge lightning storm last night lit up the sky. One bolt struck about 300 yards from our home and hit the neighbors tree. It lit it on fire for a few seconds! I missed the busiest part of it, but I shot a few of the trailing edge of the storm as it moved over our house and to the North. I used 20 - 30 second exposures to capture the lightning. This group of bolts must have been a few miles away. The ones that hit close left a brand of white tracks across my eyeballs for minutes on end!

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