Double Exposure Lightning Photo
Photo: Richard Gottardo
Photographer and storm-chaser Richard Gottardo snapped this "one
in a million shot" of a lightning bolt striking a tree. PetaPixel
has the story:
Photographing a lightning strike from close-up is a difficult and dangerous
task, but Toronto-based wedding photographer and weather buff Richard
Gottardo managed to capture something even crazier: a double-exposure
photograph caused by the bolt of lightning itself.
He captured the ridiculous image above while pointing his Canon 5D
Mark II out of his driver-side window and snapping 30-second exposures
while speeding down a road at around 45 miles per hour. The lightning
bolt (coupled with his motion) caused the double exposure by illuminating
the scene twice: first when it struck the tree, and next when it shot
from the tree to the ground. There are plenty of multi-exposure photos
online that were created by doing this with strobes, but with lightning?