Flickr a Day 44: Lucky Lightning

Do you feel lucky? Happy Friday the 13th! It’s the first of three in 2015, and another follows in March. Except leap years, next month mirrors February for 28 days—hence the lucky double appearance of the supposedly unluckiest day of the year. I say this: Good photographers make their own luck, and search for that word is how I came to pick this pic.

Melbourne, Australia-based Paul Hocksenar shot this stunning Sydney Opera House lightning strike on Feb. 27, 2008, using Pentax K10D. Vitals: f/4, ISO 100, 2 seconds, 28mm. He is no longer active on Flickr, last posting in April 2012, and isn’t obviously active on social networks. Wherever Paul may be, this is the day to say: Good luck!

Photo Credit: Paul Hocksenar