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madisonwickens September 03, 2019
Incredible! Lightning strikes are very hard to capture and this is a perfect example of an amazingly executed shot.

Behind The Lens

This image was taken on the outskirts of the town I live.
Late afternoon I saw heavy clouds approaching from the West and from previous visit the area I knew of a couple of dumped vehicles in the area that would make for interesting subject matter.
Because of the cloud cover I knew that this would work like a giant softbox and prevent any blown out skies from direct sunlight; and the regular bolt of lightning would add further to the darkened atmosphere of the background.
The only equipment that I had with me was my Canon 7Dii; unfortunately no flash or tripod. A little unfortunate but had to make do.
The weather. Storms or cloudy skies I try often to take advantage of the atmosphere it provides.
This was early days with my processing skills, just minor works in Lightroom.
In my camera bag
I am fortunate to own a bit of equipment but will often just have with me a Canon 5Div with Sigma 24-70 f2.8
Make sure of your safety. Do as I recommend and not what I do. Keep a bag with off camera flash and a tripod with you; in addition to your camera and choice lenses.

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