News Burner Photo Of The Day: Lightning Strike During Fireworks Display

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 Talk about being in the right place at the right time, an amateur photographer captured an amazingly well timed shot of a lightning strike and fireworks all in the same frame. Michael Pescetti, was snapping photos from a walkway above the Hudson River and he was able to perfectly snap Independence Day fireworks bursting in a dark sky at the precise moment as a lightning bolt in the distant background..

The 22-year-old upstate New Yorker, snapped the breathtaking image after setting up his tripod-mounted camera in the hope of photographing fireworks being launched from a barge near the Mid-Hudson Bridge, which is about 70 miles north of New York City.

“I had opened the shutter to catch the fireworks,” said Pescetti. “I saw the lightning strike. I thought, ‘Wow, it would be amazing if I could get that.’ I looked down at my camera and realized I had captured it.”

“I kept shooting more pictures of the fireworks and didn’t think much about it,” Pescetti added. “The next day at home, when I looked at it, I said, “Wow, this is really, really something.”

Great job by this amateur shutterbug, the shot should be blown up and framed in his living room.



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