After an evening rain in Pondicherry, India, lightning continued to flash over the Bay of Bengal, here rimmed with the orange glow of nearby streetlights. Sandip Dey, a member of our photo community, wanted to make a dreamlike frame with the rough sea smoothed out to better showcase the drama of the sky. "I set the camera at f/16 and shot a few long exposure frames at 16mm," Dey writes. "Since I was making a single-exposure shot, I had to balance between the manual exposure duration and the amount of lightning that I wanted."
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