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Lightning

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Youth Highly Honored

Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards

LIGHTNING

McKinney, Texas, USA

by Justin Black, age 18

McKinney, Texas, USA

“I was outside taking photos without my tripod when a storm unexpectedly blew in. Even though it would be incredibly difficult to capture lightning strikes without the tripod, I decided to try. I set my shutter speed to 1/640 of a second to freeze the lightning and still have enough light for the surroundings. When a lightning bolt appeared, I released the shutter just as it hit the ground.”

Canon EOS Digital Rebel; 17-40mm lens; settings unrecorded; digital capture.

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