The Best Photo My Camera Took For Me

Challenge #1 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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This challenge is for photos that you caused to be taken, but not by looking at a viewfinder or live display and pressing the shutter button when you wanted the picture taken. It might be that you set the self timer or used a wireless remote control so you could be in your photo, or it might be that the camera was triggered by motion detection to capture lightning (as many CHDK users do) or wildlife on a trail, or perhaps you selected one of a long sequence of shots automatically taken by a head-mounted sport camera or a camera hanging down from a kite.
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Redondo Beach Storm
by mcq67
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A lightning storm is a very rare occurrence here in Redondo Beach. In 8 years this is the 3rd storm I have ever seen, the first as big as this!
Submitted: Monday, 18th May, 2009 17:05 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 15th August, 2008
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 30 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 1250
Notes: Camera on a tripod, used a self timer to activate shutter, while I was holding an umbrella and praying that my gear wouldn't get soaked, and I wouldn't get hit by lightning!
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