Lightning (w-622-28)

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Several cloud to ground lightning flashes under a monsoonal storm in New Mexico (USA). Lightning is best photographed when it occurs outside rainfall, which would wash out the detailed branches and make the photo low-contrast. The storm occurred in the night of July 16.

Photographed with Nikon FE and Nikkor 135mm telephoto lens set at f/5.6, on Fujichrome Provia 100F film.