The Statue of Liberty Hit By Lightning

Statue of Liberty Hit By LightningVia Metro (UK):

This is the moment the Statue of Liberty was hit by lightning — and caught on camera by a photographer who waited two hours in a storm-hit New York City.

New Yorker Jay Fine apparently waited more than 40 years for the shot before braving the storm last month in Manhattan’s Battery Park City.

The 58-year-old photographer caught the incredible snap — but it was a rather arduous process capturing the perfect picture.

He said: ‘I had been watching weather reports so I knew a storm was coming and it just seemed like a great opportunity.

‘I was ready and waiting and took 81 shots before finally getting this one.

‘I was shocked when I realised what had happened.

‘It was pure luck really, a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s the first photograph of its kind I have ever seen.’

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16 Comments on "The Statue of Liberty Hit By Lightning"

  1. The lightning appears to be touching down miles away along that dark line that intersects midway of the statue.

  2. The lightning appears to be touching down miles away along that dark line that intersects midway of the statue.

  3. Anonymous | Oct 17, 2010 at 11:56 pm |

    BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL

  4. dumbsaint | Oct 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm |

    BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL

  5. Hadrian999 | Oct 18, 2010 at 12:27 am |

    looks like a quickening to me

  6. Hadrian999 | Oct 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm |

    looks like a quickening to me

  7. shopped.

  8. shopped.

  9. Blockmyass | Oct 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm |

    yeah nice photoshop dude…

  10. Blockmyass | Oct 18, 2010 at 9:10 am |

    yeah nice photoshop dude…

  11. There can only be ONE!!

  12. There can only be ONE!!

  13. Anonymous | Oct 19, 2010 at 1:39 am |

    Sorry to burst photographer’s bubble, but this bolt obviously did not hit the statue. It ends (or rather begins) somewhere behind the statue and below it’s waist. There is no way a bolt of lightning would propagate like that if it hit the statue at any point.

  14. SikterEfendi | Oct 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm |

    Sorry to burst photographer’s bubble, but this bolt obviously did not hit the statue. It ends (or rather begins) somewhere behind the statue and below it’s waist. There is no way a bolt of lightning would propagate like that if it hit the statue at any point.

  15. Nowhere near the statue…

  16. Nowhere near the statue…

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