The thunderstorm that ripped through New York City on Sunday night provided some much-needed relief from a weekend of sweltering temperatures. And as is often the case with storms over Manhattan, it also gave local photographers the opportunity to snap pictures of the city’s skyline against a particularly dramatic backdrop.
In this case, Reddit user Nikoinak told a subreddit forum devoted to photography that he captured this amazing shot of lightning striking One World Trade Center during a 30-second exposure taken during last night’s storm.
“One in a million shot… got over-excited,” Nikoinak explained in the comments of his post, which earned more than 10,000 “upvotes” on the social news site at time of writing,
Other commenters compared the photo to the climactic scene from the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” in which an evil spirit is summoned from another dimension atop an art deco building on Central Park West.
The view in Nikoinak’s photo appears to be looking south from a building near Washington Square Park. A New York University athletic court can be seen on a rooftop in the foreground.
The Huffington Post reached out to Nikoinak for comment, but requests were not returned as of press time.
In July 2012, photographer Ryan Brenizer took a foreboding panorama of New York City when violent storms swept through the city.
from Technology on HuffingtonPost.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/03/lightning-strikes-world-trade-center-one-photo_n_3378377.html?utm_hp_ref=technology&ir=Technology