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WPC: Against the odds

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via Photo Challenge: Against the Odds

Lightning strikes downtown Sydney

I would have been able to calculate the odds of getting this shot if we had kept all the shots which did not have lightning in them. It was in Sydney Australia in October 2015.We were in our hotel room in Surry Hills, in the late afternoon/early evening and all around us the storm was raging. Great crashes of thunder and lightning all around. I admit I did not actually take this picture myself. My partner held up her iPad and kept clicking – fortunately there was plenty of space on the drive – probably 40 or 50 times. Later on I got rid of a lot of them as she needed the drive space. When we got home I printed and framed it. Anyway, none of the shots I tried worked but then I did not persist the way she did. And she got lucky Against the Odds!

Written by Stephen Rees

February 15, 2017 at 11:56 am

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  1. Amazing photo!

    rightpouitree

    February 15, 2017 at 3:53 pm

  2. A shot like that certainly doesn’t come along very often, so it works perfectly for this week’s challenge.

    janet

    sustainabilitea

    February 15, 2017 at 6:12 pm

  3. […] Stephen Rees’s blog WPC: Against the odds […]

  4. Nice catch!

    jazzytower

    February 17, 2017 at 7:52 pm

  5. Wow! Awesome shot!

    jmacindoe

    February 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm


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