Bay Bridge Lightning Strike

PhotographerPhil McGrew
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Lightning in the San Francisco Bay Area is extremely rare. Regardless, I've often thought it would be great to capture lighting hitting the bridge. After 2 years, I finally got my chance. I was able to capture lightning in 3 out of the 136 frames I took during the storm.

About Photographer

I am a former nuclear engineer and current self-employed currency trader living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am an ex-submariner, private pilot and photographer. I am surrounded by water, mountains, high-tech, and the most eclectic city I can imagine. I enjoy photography because it makes me see the world differently. Without a camera, the world just passes by. With one, every day is a new search for interesting compositions — paying attention to lines, shapes, textures, alignments, and lighting. I think once you're hooked, it's hard to turn these things off – they follow you everywhere and are waiting for you when you get there. I primarily shoot landscapes, wildlife, and night photography.