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2.85 - "Solid" 

This photo was taken on the shore of a Finnish lake during the first storm of spring. I sat on the shore under a tree, soaked and riddled with mosquito bites, determined to get a shot of the lightning within this night landscape. I set my tripod on the shore with my camera covered in a plastic bag, and proceeded to take continuous 30 second shots. I was extremely thrilled to get home and see that I caught two lighting strikes within one 30 second exposure. These natural strobe lights lit up the shore and revealed the rocky composition that I hoped to get within the frame. I couldn't have been happier.

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William Roberts's picture

One of the best lightning pictures I've seen. 5 star.

Jason Tiilikainen's picture

Thank you, William. Appreciate the feedback.

Rodrigo Ortiz's picture

Worth the wait and getting soaked, great image!

Jason Tiilikainen's picture

Thanks, Rodrigo! Appreciate it.

Victor Jolley's picture

Worth all the discomfort , Brill

Jason Tiilikainen's picture

Much appreciated, Victor. Thanks.