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Dawn's Early Lightning II

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Listen, I hate to sound negative, but I really need to tell you something important: You are in serious trouble. I'm not joking here. But I'm not here just to tell you a bunch of 'gloom and doom' stuff. I'm here to let you know you're in trouble, but more so to let you know that someone gave a lot to let you off the hook. Here's what you need to do.

I'm never awake at this hour. But for storm chasers, a rumble of thunder is more effective than a bucket of cold water on the face.

Here lightning lights up the sky at 5:00 AM above a mountain in Kanawha City, just east of Charleston on July 31, 1999.

This was the second time in two days that pre-dawn storms crashed through the city.

The camera-to-lightning distance in these three photos was less than 2 miles.

Camera/Lens/Film: 35mm Minolta SRT201 SLR, 35mm lens, Kodak 100 ASA.
Exposure: 10 to 30 seconds @ F8

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