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Timing is everything when photographing lightning

We were approaching Tampa on I-4 straight into a storm.

There was a lot of lightning and it was very intense, the kind that makes you think; "I might be able to capture a photo of a lightning bolt." Of course the only camera available was the one on my phone which would make it difficult.

Fortunately, there was a bright bolt followed immediately by a huge blinding flash so when I pushed the shutter to capture the first bolt by the time it actually made an exposure it was perfectly timed to catch the whopper.

A lucky shot revealing the power of nature.

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