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Capturing Daytime Lightning, Grand Canyon

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 13 August 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

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I've recently returned from a trip to the Grand Canyon with my friend Gary Hart. Our goal was to capture daytime lightning over the canyon. Above is a frame I captured on our last afternoon from below Grand Canyon Lodge near Bright Angel Point along the canyon's north rim. To read more about our adventure and for tips on how we captured this and many other frames, please read my latest blog post: Chasing Daytime Lightning at the Grand Canyon.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/4 second F/14.0 ISO 200 51 mm

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