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PHOTO: Incredible shot of lightning, today at the Experimental Farm


Just got an email from Jared Young , who sent along this AMAZING photo during the storm – along with a few more here on his Flickr page .

_ "One of them is only about 400m from where I was, but I could not find the exact location of the hit when I went to look for it. Too bad, as it would have made a neat set of photos. People were still walking and cycling along the road in the farm, right out in the open, while I was taking these, a bit to the side on that one hit and I would suddenly be practicing first aid in the rain." _



So how did he get this amazing shot, without getting killed?

_ "I saw on the Franktown Radar that a storm was coming in. So I headed to a site near my house that I had scouted months earlier for just this occasion. There is a large shed with a covered area on the side in the western fields of the Experimental Farm. I got there just as the rain started. I setup the camera, tested some exposures (smallest apeture at f/22 and about 2s exposure). I setup the remote for continuious shooting and framed in the sky. About 450 shots later and I had some keepers. One hit was only a few hundred meters away." _

** See also: ** Ottawa Weather Guide

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