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<span style="color: rgb(102, 117, 130);">Bay Bridge Lightning Strike</span></span></big><br>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trajan Pro;">San
Francisco, California</span><br>
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is the photo that started it all.&nbsp; I would like to think that I
occasionally took a good photo before this one (and since) but none
have ever garnered the attention that this one has.&nbsp; It was taken
out through the window of my home office.<br>
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Lightning is increidby rare in Northern California.&nbsp; I had often
thought that <span style="font-style: italic;">if</span> lightning did
strike, some large metal rods surrounded by saltwater would make a
great conductor.&nbsp; I watched the storm approach the city on an app
which plots lightning strikes.&nbsp; I set up my camera as close as I
could get to the window and darkened the room.&nbsp; I set the
exposures for 20 seconds and when done, I had take 136 shots.&nbsp;
Three frames had lightning in them.&nbsp; This one represents the most
stirkes.&nbsp; I cannot state that all stikes hit simutaneously but I
can say with certainty that they occurred within 20 seconds of each
other.<br>
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This photo has appeared on local and national TV as well as numerous
print publications.&nbsp; These include the UK Daily Mail, the NBC
Nightly News, and The San Francisco Chronicle.&nbsp; I was interviewed
by the local NBC and CBS affiliates and the interview aired on the
local evening broadcasts.<br>
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