CG lightning (w-774-05)

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Three bright lightning flashes illuminate the precipitation under a monsoonal thunderstorm over Socorro, New Mexico (USA) on the night of July 9. This photo illustrates how rainfall affects the contrast of lightning with the background. The flash to the left is in a relatively rain-free area.

Photographed with a Nikon FE on Fujichrome Provia 100F film. I am not sure which lens I used anymore, but I believe it was either 50mm or 85mm, set at f/8.