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Copyright © 2005, Kevin Ambrose

A23 - Striking View

July 1, 2005 -- Lightning strikes the Washington Monument from the side while a huge streamer of lightning at the top of the monument reaches for the main bolt, but never connects the circuit. The light from the bolt illuminates the waves on the Tidal Basin that had been created by winds from the approaching thunderstorm. This bolt hit ahead of the storm, before the heavy rain arrived. It is very rare for a lightning bolt to hit the side of the monument. This photo was taken from the safety of the Jefferson Memorial.


A23 - Striking View 8x10 print - $9.95:


A23 - Striking View 11x14 print - $16.00:


A23 - Striking View 16x20 print - $35.00:


A23 - Striking View 20x24 print - $40.00:


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