Lightning over Norris Lake
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Sharp's Chapel, Union County, Tennessee
I photographed this scene while on a trip to the Norris Lake area of Eastern Tennessee in early spring of 2021. Continuous storms from the west made for a spectacular light show through much of the night. While most of the lightning concealed itself in the clouds, some strikes did reveal themselves over the lake and above the mountains. I stood on the balcony with an umbrella above my camera for about an hour hoping to capture a well-positioned strike on the landscape. These three struck in quick succession allowing me to capture all of them in one exposure.