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The Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri, 1980

Lightning, Gateway Arch
©1980 Joseph Matthews
A large cell moved through St. Louis and I was back at the high shooting location. The intensity was spectacular and several frames, including one showing a strike on the Arch itself, were badly overexposed but this one survived. It's very difficult to judge exposure on the timed shots. Experience is the best guide. This shot also became a popular postcard. I'm still waiting on this check, too.

Nikon FM2, 24mm, ƒ8, time exposure, Kodachrome 25

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