Lightning Strike

A powerful ground strike during an electrical storm over SW Sydney

50mm Sigma fixed focal length lens
Canon 60D camera
1 second exposure
Focal ratio: f/13
ISO 100
9th April 2017
Time: 5.47 pm
Sunset 5.41 pm

Image © R.Powell



  1. Hi, Stuart. There was not a lot of localised electrical activity in this storm and conditions were not the best for capturing ground strikes – it was still daylight.

    I patiently took 798 shots and was pleased that one of them caught a strike.

    That’s a success rate of 0.125%, so not too bad then…….

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