Best of the Bay 2012: BEST ELECTROSTATIC MEME

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PHOTO BY PHIL MCGREW


BEST ELECTROSTATIC MEME

Currency traders who live with epic views of the Bay Bridge have all the luck. One night, they're sitting around taking photos through the window of their apartment, the next day their shot is everyone-and-their-mothers' Facebook cover photo. Such was the story of Phil McGrew's picture of eight bolts of lightning hitting the Bay Bridge from that incredible April 12 spring storm. McGrew has been taking photos as a hobby for just two years, so he could have hardly expected to capture of all four of the bridge's towers being struck by bolts — or to capture so completely the local Internet imagination. "I showed [my girlfriend] Sherry right away," he told the UK's Daily Mail. "She thought it was fantastic." You and our newsfeed both, Sherry.

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