I was watching large storms building along the western edge of Vermont. There was a particularly large cell with frequent lightning on a path that would have it cross right over the world-famous Jenne Farm in Reading, Vermont.
I raced to the farm and arrived just as the storm started to pass through. I was able to catch several lightning strikes before the torrential rain and wind gusts forced me to seek shelter.
Canon 6D , Canon 24-105 f/4 lens,Gitzo tripod, Manfrotto fluid ball head.
I used the AEO Lightning Strike Pro lightning shutter trigger to help capture the image.
Post processed in LR and PS CS 5 Exposure adj,clarity,sharpening,color correction
Thank you, John!
Bottom line: Lightning over famous Jenne Farm in Vermont.
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