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Lightning over Paul’s Junkyard

Wow, we really had crazy clouds and even some lightning at the Paul’s Junkyard Workshop last weekend!  It was an exceptionally surreal trip this time.  I’m still processing my pix, but here’s one to get you started.

Hereby Discharged

3-minute exposure with the full moon behind the clouds most of the time.  The lack of moonlight meant I had to add my own light.  This was four red and three blue 1/4 power strobe pops.  I doubled up on the lighting, compositing in a couple of extra bolts from a second exposure.  Why does the lightning almost always seem to happen right after you close the lens?

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