I'm a former Husky and Seattle resident who recently visited some friends living on Queen Anne/Westlake. This picture was taken during the lightning storm that surrounded the city on Friday, 8/9. I sat on my friend's deck with my Samsung GS3 phone, snapping picture after picture (many of them just black) until this lucky shot of a strike touching or just beyond the Needle. Considering how rarely lightning occurs in Seattle and what a fan I am of it and the resulting thunder, I was elated to capture such a moment. Use it as you will; I've attached the original and the phone-photoshopped versions in case you'd like to edit the original.
Space Needle Lightning Strike
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