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Tacking Point NSW: At 3:15AM on 16 November 2011, I was jolted from sleep by a crack of lightning and rolling thunder, but no sound of rain on the roof. My chance! A dry electrical storm.

Grabbed my gear, drove to the lighthouse and set my tripod and composition. Click. A test exposure. Mmm, looks about right for the sky.

Now, I’ll just paint with torchlight seconds later... Fantastic! Three strikes on the second frame. Thank you, God! I’ve waited a long time for something like this.

The sweeping lighthouse beams cannot be recorded by such a long exposure, even though a human eye can see them, so I simulated them with my editing software.

The mat for this Tableau™ mount is deep violet.

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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:3:2, architecture, buildings, dramatic, environment, lighthouses, lightning, lights, navigation, nighttime, safety, spectacular, storms, tableau mount, weather