Picture of the Day - September 5, 2009
|Photo courtesy of Rick Ellis.
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Lightning is one of the most powerful natural forces on our planet,
and whenever a nighttime thunderstorm rolls through I usually end up
standing near a window looking on in awe as one lightning bolt after
another briefly turns night into day. I also enjoy looking at a
great photograph that exhibits the power of a thunderstorm, and
today's picture by photographer Rick Ellis is a great one. Here is
the story behind this image:
"In August 2009 an uncommonly active thunderstorm rolled through
Toronto. The lightning and thunder were non-stop for over 90
As the storm front passed south and east the rain stopped,
flashes continued. I shot over 80 frames at 5 second
finally managed to image this horizontal display of
Name: Christie Palmon
Town: Eugene, OR
Call me crazy, but I love a good thunderstorm too. My sisters used
to crawl under a bed when the thunder started rolling, but like you
I would run to the nearest window. Nice capture Mr. Ellis!
Town: Dunwoody, GA
Great job on a rather tricky exposure.
Name: Dawn Reynolds
Town: Windsor, Ontario
I remember this storm well. My shih Tzu Bobbles (don't ask!) jumped
up into my lap and sat there shaking uncontrollably for the better
part of an hour, and I wasn't doing much better. It is interesting
to see it in a photograph thought. I agree - great job Mr. Ellis.
Name: Ron Trees
Town: Spokane, WA
Great lightning capture Mr. Ellis!! I too enjoy a good lightning
storm and have tried often to take pictures. I have gotten a few,
but it is much harder than it seems that it would be. You have done
a very good job here.
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