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Photo Of The Day 9/19/2012

First Strike By Jeff Sullivan

This incredible lightning strike by Jeff Sullivan is my selection for today’s Photo Of The Day. Sullivan took the photo in the Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada and he submitted it to the Telephoto Landscapes Assignment. Many photographers use various techniques to catch a lightning strike. Sullivan’s shot was part of a timelapse sequence. He describes it, “I set my self up on a mountaintop opposite this rain cloud to catch it at sunset. I decided to shoot a timelapse sequence, but on one of my first frames the lightning started. This first strike was one of the biggest and most intricate, searching its way to the ground in a convoluted path.”

Click here to see all of the Assignments and enter your photos.  Get your photos into the running for the Photo Of The Day by submitting the OP galleries. I select a Photo Of The Day everyday. Images come from Your Favorite PlacesAssignmentsand the contest galleries. We’ve revamped  Assignments and the Your Favorite Places sections of the website and you’ll see some great improvements. You can see more of my Photo Of The Day selections on the OP Blog.