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Lac du Caméléon Storm Cloud by Jean François Fortin

Photo of the Week for November 30, 2018

Lac du Caméléon Storm Cloud by Jean François FortinLast August, Quebec photographer Jean François Fortin set out to capture the Milky Way from Lac du Caméléon. His plans were temporarily thwarted by a lightning storm that illuminated the sky every five to ten seconds. The storm eventually quieted down and he was able to get his Milky Way shot, but arguably the photo presented here is the catch of the night. “I took many pictures of the storm, but this one is the best. I particularly like the blue halo on the top of the storm, and the tiny lightning bolt on the top left side,” he says.

Jean-François used a tripod-mounted Sony Alpha a6000 digital camera at ISO 3200 for this single, 15-second exposure made with a 24mm f/1.4 lens. To see more of his photography, turn to page 46 of the January/February 2019 issue of SkyNews.

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