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Related photos: Lightning
The lightning in this photo occured in the evening of August 22 to the east of Socorro, NM (USA). There are multiple contact points with the ground, but this was a single lightning flash.
Imaged with Nikon D100 camera and Sigma 28-80mm/2.8 zoomlens, set at 65mm f/6.7 at 200 ISO sensitivity. The exposure was a little over 8 seconds, with dark frame subtracted (noise reduction enabled).