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    After 7 years of trying I finally got my lightning and rainbow picture. I spent the afternoon chasing storms with a pair of friends from Phoenix. After driving through a microburst on I-10, they decided to head back home. I decided to head back towards Tucson. I stopped in Marana to photograph this beautiful rainbow. It was difficult to find a spot without houses or telephone poles, but I did just in time. This lightning bolt came crashing down within minutes of setting up.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 24
    Lighting 19
    Creativity 21
    Story 23

    This is a perfect example of being in the right moment at the right time. One of those images that make me say "Wow!" at my desk. This is something that doesn't happen every day so I love reading your story about the 7 year journey to capture this photograph.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Aug 8, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2016
    Location: Adonis Mobile Home Subdivision, Arizona, United States
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D600
    Focal Length: 28 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 50
    Copyright: © Greg McCown
    Categories: Landscapes, Nature, Travel
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year