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Fri, 14 Aug, 2015

Once-in-a-lifetime shot of lightning and rainbow together

Once-in-a-lifetime shot of lightning and rainbow together

Wow, this isn’t a scene you see much in your lifetime. But for Greg McCowan it’s an image he’s been trying to capture for the last seven years. The 42-year-old from Arizona saw the lightning and rainbow combo driving to work all those years ago and it left such an impression that he’s been trying to capture it for posterity ever since.

McCowan says his quest for the shot hasn’t been easy, as the timing of the shot needs to be perfect.

“Our reaction time to see lightning and hit the trigger in time to catch it just are not fast enough,” McCown said. “So I used a lightning trigger – this is a small device that sits on top of the camera, senses the lightning and fires the trigger.”

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Find more information at Greg McCowan's photography website. 

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