Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Crash! Boom! Lightning Hits Lady Liberty!

Last evening a freaky hailstorm passed through Brooklyn, dumping quarter-size ice chunks across the borough. But that ain't nothing compared to this historic photo by photog Jay Fine, who's been trying to snap a picola of lightning hitting the Statue of Liberty for 40 years.

He took more than 80 shots in succession Sept. 22 to nail his money shot, released today. Fortunately, Lady Liberty lived, though she was a bit muddled for a few days—thinking that New Jersey was Manhattan, heaven forbid.(MSNBC)