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By: Steve KossackTHE THOUGHTFor years I've admired photographs with lightning in them. Striking is the word that came to mind most often. Figuratively and literally. For some reason, though I never really analyzed it, I always dismissed them as somethingother photographersdid. Great images, but not for me. Mostly what I saw was the lightning alone. Usually that's all the photograph was. A lot of such shots featured what most certainly were multiple exposures on a one frame of several lightning bolts. Amazing! but still not for me. A great series of lightning over skyscrapers got me to thinking about what was missing.

I'm a landscape photographer. I shoot landscape almost exclusively and I shoot it a lot. I'm not much interested in other forms of photography, and although I've done them, my discipline is landscapes. I'd be out there experiencing these places without a camera if needs be. It's the magic of nature that I try and capture on film.

I learned on a migratory bird shoot...

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