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Bewildering Stories

Summer in Ontario, 2013

by Richard Ong

We’ve been having some pretty scary thunderstorms lately in Toronto and vicinity. I’ve always wanted to photograph a lightning strike, but it is tricky to capture one in its full glory. Using an HD camera, I ventured forth outside one evening and shot a movie instead, hoping not to get hit by one of Thor’s thunders. I’ve combined three consecutive frame-by-frame shots of a beautiful light show that started out as a crisscross of light high in the sky before resolving into a single bolt that struck the ground below. This all happened in a fraction of a second.

Copyright © 2013 by Richard Ong

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