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  • 2010:08:08 01:00:36
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  • 2007:11:25 10:50:24
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Shot Notes

These are the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Lightning is hard to shot during the day. You need a very long shutter speed to stand a chance of catching a strike. But when you point at the sky it does not take long to overexpose even with the smallest aperture. This shot was taken through the window of a moving bus so I relied on this technique to get my lightning. I was trilled to discover this image has sparked a debate on the bitcoin forum between physicists and the alien theorists.

This image has been accepted by Shutterstock for Stock Photography and is available for download here.

It has also been used on page 33 of The Sun Despite me telling the news agency the lightning was photoshopped the daily mail claimed it was real.

2 Responses to “Pyramid Lightning”

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    My first thought was that it was a composite. But no. It’s for real. That’s an amazing capture. There’s something very iconic and new age about it… It wouldn’t surprise me if this image didn’t end up all over the internet. It’s that striking! (No pun intended)

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    Jason Benz:

    The pyramid is real, The lightning is fake.

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