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Monsoon season in Phoenix

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The photo of the lightning over PHX was taken on August 17th, 2010 at 7:49 PM, right at the height of the monsoon storm. This was my first attempt at shooting lightning, and out of the 90 or so photos that I took from this very shot, only 2 had lightning in them whatsoever. I believe that getting a nice shot of lightning is 90% luck, and 10% skill. After all, when the lightning really strikes, your camera is either not pointed at the sky or your are in between photos.

But for this shot, I suppose I got lucky, as not only was my shutter open and was pointed in the right direction, the lightning bolt was the biggest one of the night, by far. The photo was taken at the north west corner of the Terminal 4 parking garage, 8th level...

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