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Rare photograph of a  lightning bolt close up exhibiting what is known as 'ribbon' lightning, caused by severe winds in the gust front of a thunderstorm. Lightning bolt is estimated to have struck within a hundred feet of photographer's position. Original photograph was taken on 35mm Kodachrome ISO 64 film using a Canon T-90 with a SSC 24mm f/2.8 wide angle lens set at f/16 on bulb.  Image was digitized by Kent Wood on a 4870 scanner, dust removed and color grain noise reduction only.