May 7, 2002:

Bill Coyle had already been atop a hotel parking lot in Virginia Beach when I arrived.  With no time to spare, I hopped out of my truck grabbing my camera and tripod and putting up right where I was standing.  I opened the shutter and right away, bam, there was this huge bolt off to the north.  I was unsure if I had opened the shutter in time.  Well, I did.  The storm moved in over top of us and the wind started blowing equipment around and the rain right in on us.  I put the still camera away and just shot some video.  What photos I did get though were pretty impressive.  Camera and film:  Minolta x370s and Fuji Sensia slide film 100 ISO.


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