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    Posted August 2, 2014 by
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    Statue of Liberty and lightning!


    New York City is no stranger to thunderstorms during the summertime, and this week was no exception. On Sunday, July 27th, after daytime temperatures in the City hit the mid-90s F (mid-30s C) a thunderstorm rolled in over New York Harbor and New Jersey.

    George was about to return from a day photographing barbecues and summer parties on the promenade in Brooklyn when he saw the approaching storm. So he prepared his camera and tripod and waited two hours for the perfect opportunity to capture this fork of lightning framing the Statue of Liberty. To complete the picture, the dotted line coming from the right side of the frame is from the lights of a helicopter that had taken off from a downtown Manhattan heliport. The 30 second exposure on the shot allowed for these tell-tale lights to intersect perfectly with where the lightning had struck seconds earlier, making for the seemingly "impossible" intersection of the two.

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