Hardest shot I ever took

Challenge #61 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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Ever had one of those shots that just took forever to get it right? No editing...just the perfected shot, and maybe a description of what made it hard.
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Waterton Lake Lightening Clouds
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Overlooking the town of Waterton in Waterton National Park (CA) which is connected by this lake to Glacier National Park (USA). This was one of many long exposure photographs. The night of this photo this storm lightening was flashing every few seconds although it wasn't raining where I was situation. It was still very scary as the mountain valley creates a kind of acoustic amplification of the sound as it channels it up the valley. In the matter of a minute the winds changed and the storm headed straight for me. That night the hotel (behind me in the photograph) said they experienced 100 MPH winds and some of the heaviest rain/wind they've had in decades.
Submitted: Thursday, 24th March, 2011 23:04 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 25th July, 2009
Focal length: 24 mm
Shutter speed: 20 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 250
Notes: This was taken with a Canon 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f4.0 L lens, 20 second exposure at f4, ISO 250. Some processing done in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
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