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Later this year, on September 21, we’re excited to welcome Engager Tyler Collins as he delivers a 3-hour Astrophotography class for Engage Live.

Tyler is an expert in the medium, and we love to follow his work as he travels the length and breadth of Ireland and beyond shooting amazing night skies and breathtaking vista scenes.

Yesterday evening, Tyler was lucky enough to tick off a bucket list ambition of his – capturing a thunder and lightning storm off the coast of his native Northern Ireland – and posted this stunning thunderstorm time-lapse video clip onto his YouTube channel.

‘If you were to ask a photographer if they have a bucket list of photos they would love to capture, they almost certainly would say yes,’ wrote Tyler. ‘I’ve always wanted to capture a lightning bolt, and if I was lucky I wanted to capture it down at Mussenden Temple.

‘Well tonight my luck came together and not only did I manage to capture a lightning bolt, I managed to get it at my favourite location – Mussenden Temple itself!

‘We sat for two hours snapping images, watching bolt after bolt, flash after flash light up the sky and all round great craic was had. I’m completely over the moon to get this and it has shot right up to the top of my list in my favourite images.’

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