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Reader Photo: Lightning in Laguna Beach

Lightning in Laguna Beach

Lightning bolts are captured over the water in this image by photographer My Le.

(My Le)

Getting that perfect shot can usually take a few tries, but sometimes, it’s the first one that’s really the best. 

Last month after a rainy day, My Le headed to Laguna Beach to shoot photos of the smoky clouds. He stayed there a while to avoid rush-hour traffic, and to his surprise, he heard thunder. Then came the lights.

“I didn’t expect there to be a lightning show at all,” he said. 

After shooting a 30-second exposure, he looked at his camera and saw that he had captured lightning bolts -- his first time ever doing so. 

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“I was happy as a kid in a candy store,” he said.

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