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Lightning strike at the Clearwater Beach, FL.

24mm · f/5.6 · 10s · ISO 100
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Bo Bickley's picture

Excellent. Was this a single capture?

Paul Ciura's picture

Bo, you are correct. It was a single capture from many shots that evening.

Bo Bickley's picture

I love trying to capture lighting shots. Single captures in my opinion are the best because it shows the power so well. A double strike like what you got are not uncommon but harder to get without blowing the exposure. Awesome job!

Anonymous's picture

Stunning... very dramatic!

Paul Ciura's picture

Thanks Hank. Dramatic and super loud :).

David Vaughn's picture

I love how there's a good amount of context in the foreground and in the clouds/background. A lot of lightning shots are just a strike surrounded by blackness. Great timing as well :)

Paul Ciura's picture

Thanks David! Lightning storms in Tampa put on an amazing light show thats for sure.

Dennis Ramos's picture

Awesome shot! Great timing, Paul!!

Paul Ciura's picture

Thanks Dennis!

Stewart Paterson's picture

wow! epic shot

Paul Ciura's picture

Thanks Stewart!

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Andrew Denial's picture

Do not pay attention to that. I feel really silly right now. :-/ New to this site. Great, great shot!

Paul Ciura's picture

No worries. Thanks for the comment.

Kristjan Järv's picture

Now this is scary! Great work!

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