On August 23rd, a severe thunderstorm moved over Toronto from the northwest. For about an hour, a spectacular lightning show started across the north end of the city. Gradually it moved further south bringing heavy rain. After another 90 minutes the storm hit the downtown and a barage of lightning lit up the sky. The CN Tower was hit at least 20 times with bolts that stretched several kilometers long. These were by far the largest, most intense lightning bolts I had ever seen. I was lucky to have caught several strikes of the tower which I will post over time. This particular image shows a bolt that stretched about a kilometer straight up and then branched off in several kilometers in four directions.
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prasun984 (5590) 2011-08-28 22:29
Very nice shot of lightening in dark cloudy nature in night...
very good exposure controlled with nice light management...nice color tone & sharpness also...
V Good shot...
divail (8322) 2011-08-29 18:09
La photo est prise vraiment au meilleur moment. Le ciel est d'un beau dégradé de violets et l'éclair occupe très bien l'espace. Bravo.
- Copyright: Darren Slack (dslack) (69)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Exposure: f/16
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lightning / Atmospheric Phenomena, the lightning and storm, thunderstorm [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-28 20:21
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