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Yup, it’s the middle of the week and that means Movie Title Wednesday!
Independence Day. Awesome film. Total summer movie popcorn fun. Will Smith taking down aliens. Jeff Goldblum mumbling and uttering cool phrases like “Forget the fat lady! You are obsessed with fat ladies!” Harry Connick Jr., Randy Quaid with his “Up yours!”…and just all kinds of good stuff. Perhaps the biggest, cheesiest part of the movie is Bill Pullman standing up in front of the men giving his Independence Day speech right before we figure out how to beat the aliens. Gotta love it.
I’m a sucker for a good alien invasion movie and I can’t help but like this one.
So the connection to this lightning image actually has to do with the Fourth of July. This is what I was out shooting instead of watching fireworks this year. Well, at least, watching those man-made fireworks. This show was much, much better.
When you shoot lightning a lot, you’ll end up experiencing the whole “Wow, didn’t even see that one” moments when you get back home and are importing images. This shot was one of those. I don’t think I ever saw it. I probably was looking down at my phone at the radar and missed it entirely. It wasn’t until I scrolled back later through my camera did I go “Wooooahhh…where did you come from?”
I love those moments.
(exif: canon 5d mark ii, canon 50mm 1.4, f/4.5, iso 200, 20 sec)