Simply amazing! Good job!
W-O-W !! i ran out of power for 18 hours because of those beautiful beasts!
thx for sharing this sam! good stuff
i hate you. i got home (to my three storey house) in enough time to get one exposure before the storm blew on. it was no where near this good.
Amazing. Would make a great wallpaper!
Keep it up
Pretty cool lightening, ive often tried to get something like this but you are too good.
Any chance of a wallpaper (1024x768 for me) size of that one?
Incredible capture! Thats quite a storm.
Amazing, this has got to be the best shot of lightning I have seen - ever - no kidding - really.
I hope you know that you need to update this for a wallpaper =)
That's one of the things I miss about living in a building - all the great views of lighting around town.
Any chance of a wallpaper ( 1680x1050 ;-) ) version please?
You've certainly had good use out of your 10-22 lens.
Wow! Great capture of the lightening! What kind of post processing was done on this picture? It is awsome.
That is a beautiful picture. Lightning is always incredible to look at. This is an excellent shot. And you have quite a nice view from your kitchen
nice one Sam..... you know this one is going to get a lot of comments........ sometimes you must inwardlly smile when some of your images come up on the computer screen for the first time.... again .... real nice....
WOW.. this shot is incredible!!!// keep upp the good work sam
So beautiful angle view and composition.
Excellent light of buildings and thunder.
some view out the kitchen window! ;)
Great capture - especially the thick fork catching the tower!
Did you use any flash-triggers to start the shot?
Btw, excellent photo. Especially the lightning which is ending in some tower (CN tower?).
wallpaper version please (I'm sure I'm not the only one requesting this :D)
thanks in advance
all i have to say is holy crap.. that picture is awsome
That is an awsome shot, Sam...
And the CN-tower got the full load!
Wow, what a fantastic shot. Can you make this available at desktop res please?
Absolutely love the shot - did you use a tripod?
Truly inspiring work - your water watcher has been the only iage that hasn't grabbed me!
Keep up the brilliant work.
wow really impressive ! can you post a wallpaper of this one maybe ? it's hard to find beautiful wide wallpapers !
Wow! Perfect shot... right on the CN Tower. If you have any tips for shooting lightning, I'm all ears.
Awesome picture man!!! Great shot have no more words for it! Grtz Dweaf
Oh my Gosh! This is unreal! I don't know if you can get luckier than this! I can see one of them touching the CN tower! I love it.
Fabulous picture - I just have to ask for it as a wallpaper. Please?
great timing, I have never been able to capture lightning myself, I wish I could do it sometime.
do you guys get an extraordinary amount of lightning up there or what? I'm not sure what catches my eye more the lightning or teh wicked relfection of the city street in the building on the right. Between you and genstho.ca i think there might be a lightning shoot off! great stuff.
Wow Sam, what a view and did you ever catch the tower doing its thing. Dang, direct hit. Beautiful photograph.
Wow. That's one of your best. I live in eastern Canada too and I have rarely seen storms like this!
Quite a contrast from yesterday's picture.
You lucky bugger! I was really pleased with my lightning pic until I saw this... Damn you for facing the right way!
I am in awe. How do you get such crisp detail and color? Perfect timing too, great photo.
Fantastic. Is that a bolt hitting the Tower??? This is such a wild shot. You have an amazing view from you kitchen.
I dream of getting shots like this...sigh
I've always wondered the best way to capture lighting. Do you just set a long exposure and wait?
btw...this picture is a beautiful shot. can you upload a wallpaper-sized version?
That's simply awesome!!! HOW'D YOU GET THAT SHOT?
Waw...you have a nice view from your kitchen!!!
And, more than this, you have very good pictures. Congratulations!
Wow!!! Incredible shot!!! But it's normal in this photoblog to see amazing photos...
This is a great shot. I love lightening and you certainly captured it well here. Thanks for braving the elements and getting this view. I love it.
Who doesn't like a good photograph of lightning on an urban skyline? A simple no nonsense narrative: man vs. nature. This ont is particularly well composed, as if the lightning was a very cooperative subject. An odd dimensional tension is created by the phantom street reflection in the forthbay of the foreground building. Top Notch Sam. Hi Steve!
i'm ready to visit toronto
How do you get the shutter to go at the time of the lightning????
Um, you know when you do that thing where you make the picture available as desktop wallpaper? Can you do that for this one? Your work is amazing dude. Been a fan for about a year now. Thank you.
Okay, first of all, that's a pretty great view from your kitchen! Second, that is some pretty crazy lightning.
Great capture, as always.
Ya know, Sam? Every now and then you post one that I end up calling my new favorite. This is another!! When I think you can't top one of your best, you prove me wrong. I'm glad. This is awesome Sam. Really. I try to get lightning all the time but just can't find the right spot. Looks like you live in the right spot! I'm glad the lightning hit that lightning rod and not your place!
Wow, this shot is just incredible. That must have been a crazy storm to get that much lightning in 10 seconds. Love the big bolt shooting down to the tower.
And this Photo is not edited... ir at least all of those lightning bolts are Real?! Dude you are lucky, how in the World did you get a shot like that!??
Is that lightning stroke at the CN tower or just a sheer co-incidence with the background?
I'm jealous of you having this (particular) view.
Stunning. Was outside during the storm last night and could never catch a strike; I was always looking the wrong way. A wall paper version would be nice. Cheers.
also, what a great view from your kitchen!!
Oh my god! This is a fabulous lightning shot. Truly amazing that you captured it nailing the CN Tower. Fabulous.
Wow! this is one of the best city lightning photos I've seen. Facinating how much electric there was in the sky at one time, very impressive... Right now I'd just settle for some rain here in NYC to help with this 100 degree heatwave!
Wow, that's cool. Amazing how much you can catch with a 10s exposure.
Amazing shot!! can you make a wallpaper version for this please?
amazing! anyway we could get a wallpaper size of that shot?
wow, what a spectacular shot - and storm! It was nuts in Newmarket last night. I've never seen the skies so dark.
I tried to get a similar shot, and I did manage one, although it didn't quite meet my expectations.
Can you post your technique for capturing this type of shot? Storms fascinate me and I'm sure we'll get many more before this summer is over.
Amazing shot Sam. Too bad the buildings are a bit overexposed, but I know how difficult is to make these kinds of shots.
I tried to catch some of it last night, but I was driving home during most of it.
Nicely captured. Any post processing tips on this one?
WOW Sam....what a fantastic shot!!!
Everything is so clear and perfectly lit!! Its amazing the strength of the lightening hitting the CN tower compared to the others!
I love the bolt hitting the CN Tower. Very eerie.
This is a very striking image.
Wow - that's really amazing. I guess it helps to have a window that affords such a convenient view of the cityscape. I live in an apartment building in Brooklyn - but we're only on the 2nd floor, and our windows are coated with a robust layer of NYC grime. We do have roof access too, but then who wants to go on the roof during a lightning storm?
you must be practicing wizardry..
excellent shot. lucky too.
damn! i tried, i tried so hard to get a shot like this and got nothing but menacing looking clouds...is it possible to see your exif data somewhere?
Wow, what a dramatic view from the kitchen. Is that the CN Tower being hit with the strongest streak of lightning?
ya TOTALLY awesome picture
I love lighting. You have yourself quite a view of one the largest lightning rods in the world. I'm envious. Great pic.
Sam this is the sweetest picture!!!
Extremely cool shot, or should I say hot. I can't believe you got that many lightnings in just 10 seconds.
WOW... I've been coming to your site everday for over a year, and these photo's still amaze me, everyday. Wallpaper???
wow! simply amazing! how do you even snap a shot like that?
wow - if this is exactly as it came from the camera this is an amazing shot!
That is a phenomenal capture, Sam!! Isn't it amazing that the giant lightning rod (a.k.a the CN Tower) can withstand so much energy being directed at it? What a light show! Thanks for sharing.
By the way, what a nice view you've got from your kitchen.
dear jesus! awesome capture. it's so hard to take a picture of a lightning strike! i'm speechless.....
This is one of the more interesting lightening shots I've ever seen, Sam. You'd almost think it was a random line drawn by a kid doing lightening. It seems so unreal and abstract to how we perceive what it should be. The only line that seems normal is the strike on the Tower.
This is awesome, I watched the storm last night and it was really cool, but this picture is even cooler, is there somewhere i can get a wall paper of this?
Thats amazing. Any chance of a wallpaper version?
Awesome photo Sam, please make this a wallpaper!
I'm going to have to jump on the bandwagon here and express awe at this amazing shot.
Amazing timing, coupled with the usual standards for crisp shots... kudos!
Well, everyone else is asking, can I get a wallpaper shot too, 1280 X 1064 please. Thank you.
What camera settings did you use?
Everyone has already said it. Superb shot.
Wow one streak actually struck the tower? And your place has got a really great view. :)
WOW!!! Totally amazing. Nothing to say about this shot except it is PER-fect. Although I'm probably the millionth one, can we have this as wallpaper?!
back to the future.wonderful.
Superb shot. Two requests, give us the low down on how you achieved such a great shot, post processing etc and secondly 1280x1024 wallpaper please. ;)
Awesome..simply superb man.The clarity & the shot .Keep it up.
Wow, Sam. fantastic. I've made a note: 100iso, f/8, 10s as a statring point fpor perfect night city storm exposure!
This is an incredible shot. I've always been curious how you capture lightning. However you do it it's breath taking.
Lighting crashes...A mother cries! Wallpaper PLEASE!
I'm totaly in awe of you sam.
Well, i'm already in awe since i've visited your blog the first time, but this is another outstanding image!
There was a tornado from this storm before it hit Toronto! Fantastic shot, it shows the violent beauty of nature.
Looks like the end of GHOSTBUSTERS !
Gobsmackingly breathtaking shot!
there's some creativity going on in that brain of yours...are tripods good lightning rods??
Fantastic. All the shots you took must have been worth it for a picture like this.
Shocking! It looks as if a bolt is hitting the tower in the distance.
No one else can do this as better as you.
Excellent excellent work, Sam!
wonderful... brilliant.. and thanks for sharing how you did it..
three things blow me away about this. The red light on the centre building, the lightning looks like it is coming out of the tower and the reflection in the building on the front right gives the impression of depth into the frame. This may have been said already but I did not have time to read comments 1 - 122. Nice job.
you are a genius amount us regular humans. You're creativity (in capturing it) is awe inspiring.
I think this one should be nominated to pic of the year.
This is a stunning photo, the building's look great and you have capture the lightning actually hitting the CN tower which makes this some shot.
Other than the lightning, the levels on this photo are tremendous. I especially enjoy the reflection of the street below in the first building's front. It shows great movement with the ten second exposure.
For those who don't know, the CN Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the world.
The photo doesn't emphasize the great disparity in height between the tower and the surrounding buildings, but I think the lightning bolt hitting the tower is likely much closer than the others, which are further in the distance.
What an amazing shot!
This is just too damn cool! Time and effort ... Time and effort.
let me add one more to your already 128 comments....you are the man!!! brilliant shot.
Outstanding! And thanks for the "how to"...my attempts last night didn't yeild any worthy results.
Mesle Hamishe o Hameye Axaat Aalie WVS e Aziz! kheili baa khodeto axaat haal mikonam! felan bye, Nice Job!
I'm obviously not the only person whose eyes got big when they saw this photo. Not only is it an incredible shot of lightning, but it's a great cityscape, too, and would be even without the meteorological fireworks.
Sam, AWESOME, wanted to ask for a wallpaper but was amazed to see how many already had!Can't say anything new about the photo. A-Mazing.
Great shot and the number of cemmnets prove it.
I love the photo.... WOW!!!
I love the colors of your buildings...
That is a beauty - wouldn't be surprised if it made the Digg Homepage in a few hours from now - it is almost there
I am new to this site but I am so glad that I found it. It is a wonderful way to start my day clicking onto the most stunning images... I have recommended this to several of my friends and I look forward to each photo. Great work. Thank you.
great shot, one of the best pictures of seen ever.
You live at the Horizon on Bay, don't you? I recongize that view because I use to have a place in the building. I have some spectacular cityscape photographs from the rooftop too but they're not as good as your.
Well....with 148 comments before we I will find it hard to be original so stunning will have to do. Phil
Your shots of toronto really make me want to see the city. Great work. Please, PLEASE create a widescreen version (1920x1200!); it would be a stunning wallpaper.
very nice photo, well as usual i guess ;o) i read that the CN tower is struck by lightning over 78 times a year - great that you captured one of these moments
thats the most interesting and hardest photoshoot ever.
I'm sorry that I haven't taken the time to read all 152 comments before me, but I basically just want to clarify how you took this shot...did you just start clicking, and then not stop till you got one you liked? I've never been successful at capturing lightning. Great work.
indeed an AMAZING photo! I dont know if anyone suggested it or not, but this could easily be the best photo of the year for nature vs. man category no?!
Absolutely stunning. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said, so this will have to do :-)
This powerful shot is unique, but I have to mention that it drives me nuts, nuts, NUTS that there are so many lights on in Toronto. The same storm hit our city 20 minutes later (we are 90 miles east) and we didn't have our lights on in this town yet! In fact, in our house we cut all electrical use during the storm and used candles. Why, why, why are people not conserving power especially when so much electrical energy is flying around in the ozone??? I cannot figure people out. Get with the program and conserve for our planet, please.
this picture is just amazing.
I always dreamt to speak with people who tries to take pictures of flashes, for me it's the craziest thing, so exciting!!
i love your pictures...
what an amazing picture,you are so lucky to have such beautiful storms,there not as good here!
absolutely stunning! saved for wallpaper and thanks!
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Absolutely fantastic scenery. One of the best lightning shot I have seen. Wow !
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