Photo Of The Day by Richard Gottardo

Calgary Lightning by Richard Gottardo
Calgary Lightning by Richard Gottardo

In this incredible photograph, Richard Gottardo caught multiple lightning strikes near Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He saw the potential in the weather system that was forming and he went to an vantage point above the city in the hopes of getting a good photo. “I found a hill with a great view of the city,” he writes, “and every time there was the possibility of a lightning storm over Calgary I’d go the the hill and start shooting. This night it really paid off!” Gottardo used a Canon EOS 5D Mark 3 and 45mm TS-E lens.

I select a Photo Of The Day every day. I choose the images from the various OP galleries including AssignmentsYour Favorite Places and all of the OP Contests. Also, for each issue of the magazine I go through the Assignments galleries and choose a few to be featured in The Best Of Assignments in print and I select a weekly winner to be featured on the OP home page. To get your photos into the running all you have to do is submit them.

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