This long exposure shot makes a lightning storm look downright apocalyptic

Check out this spectacular and incredibly vivid long exposure capture by fine art photographer Amery Carlson. It's a photograph of a lightning storm taken off the coast of Ventura, California (what is officially the city of San Buenaventura).

Aside from how intricate each strand of lightning appears to be, I love how both the exit and entry points of the lightning strikes can be seen — kinda like portals to another word. I also like how the clouds appear in the foreground, what gives the photo a sense of depth and perspective. And the various shades of blue are simply delicious.

Just looking at the photo, however, it's not clear if locusts began falling from the sky soon afterward.

This long exposure shot makes a lightning storm look downright apocalyptic

Check out Carlson's Flickr site.

H/t Twisted Sifter.