Lightning from a storm during the July 2, 2006.
Camera was kept on a tripod, three exposures of a very violent storm. While photos were co-added these are the exact locations of the different strikes. No position manipulation.

I was able to get these photos by being inside my garage, sitting on the back of my Jeep, feet off the ground.
This photo was taken in the Pine Barrens of Whiting, New Jersey.

The lightning strike on the left was so quick and bright, raindrops were caught and can be seen as round drops.

The Lightning on the right side of the photo is rare ribbon lightning. Multiple individual strands parallel to each other. This forms during high wind.

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Even viewed large (redbubble large) does not do the ribbon lightning justice.

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Paul is an avid nature enthusiast, bible scholar, astronomer, astrophotographer and has been a planetarium operator/lecturer at The Robert J. Novins Planetarium.
Paul’s nature photography includes Wildlife, Atmospheric Optics , Sunsets, the Pine Barrens and various other objects pertaining to hidden beauty found in nature.

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  • jase8812
    jase8812almost 6 years ago

    Brilliant capture well done , great timing !

  • Belated Thank you!!!!

    – Paul Gitto

  • MKWhite
    MKWhitealmost 6 years ago

    Wow, that’s some intense lightning. Excellent capture :)

  • It was quite a show, thanks!

    – Paul Gitto

  • mikrin
    mikrinalmost 6 years ago

    Wow Awesome capture!!

  • Thank you.

    – Paul Gitto

  • tett
    tettalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning capture.

  • Thank you, I added more commentary about the picture.

    – Paul Gitto

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome capture!

  • Thank you for "fav"ing this!

    – Paul Gitto

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    Awesome power and capture ! Great work !

  • Thank you much, Lightning shots are as much fun , as they are dangerous. LOL

    – Paul Gitto

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