Cool picture of lightning by the lake

Lightning shot from tonight over Hollywood Beach on the Northsidelightning over lake michiganApocalyptic lightning shot from the first summer storm! Taken on a Nikon SLR.

The trick to lightning pictures is patience. I must have taken 100 pictures of an empty sky to get this one shot. Tip: use a high shutter speed and a low aperture. This one was taken at f/6.3 and a 6 second shutter.

If you have any pictures from the storm, send them to contact@chicagoranter.com with your name and where it was taken and I’ll share it on here!

Here’s a pre-storm rooftop pic:

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