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Early July often marks the start of the monsoon here in New Mexico, and this year it's right on schedule. This is my first upload from the 2012 storm season (with hopefully lots more to come!). I processed this one pretty quickly, though I like the result. I took 35 lightning shots that were worth keeping for further inspection this night: the ones that make the cut I'll be uploading later. I like the subtle details on the distant mountain being lit by the lightning. This particular area gets a good bit of lightning, and those power transmission poles are in several of my shots to date.

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