Alabama the Beautiful: Lightning over the gulf

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GULF SHORES, Ala. (WIAT) – It’s the first, official day of summer — and CBS 42 and Alabama the Beautiful are kicking it off with an appropriate beach photograph.  This amazing snap of lightning in the Gulf was captured in June of 2013 by photographer Brian DeGaetano.  It was taken from the back deck of a home that DeGaetano was renting on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores.  

DeGaetano says he got his start in photography around 2010 by taking photos at concerts and music festivals.  He traveled all over the southeast taking snaps for Honest Tune Magazine.  Nowadays, DeGaetano lives and works in Gadsden as a financial advisor.  His also takes more photos of nature than live music.

Do you like what you’ve seen here?  Give him a follow on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/btdegaetano/

If you’re curious about the equipment and technique used, DeGaetano writes:

Nikon D7000

F-5.6

Focal length 11mm

ISO 400

1/5 second exposure

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