Photographers tell how they captured one of nature’s most fleeting events

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There is hardly a more riveting sight than a bolt of lightning at the beach. Its sheer suddenness, its vivid brightness piercing the dark sky, combined with a startling peal of thunder, is both beautiful and frightening. The majestic expanse of sea and sky provides a dramatic backdrop for nature’s explosive light show.

 

Both retro and prophetic, this Space Age home is still drawing looks — and gasps — decades after it landed on Eagle Crest Road

Story and Photographs by Bill Newcott

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I happen to have a directionally challenged yet disturbingly assertive GPS system. Sure, Siri talks a good game, but there are more than a few back-road Sussex County shortcuts that she actively resists for no good reason.

Take Hudson Road. Whenever I leave Route 1 and turn west on Hudson — bypassing Rehoboth while heading to my home near Long Neck — Siri starts barking directions like an O’Hare flight controller. Mostly, she wants me to make a left on Eagle Crest Road, back to her Route 1 comfort zone.

 

After years in the demanding field of film production, Jon Sibert is ready to settle down in coastal Delaware.

Interview By Lynn R. Parks | Photograph by Chris Glavin
From the August 2019 issue

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As a child, Jon Sibert wanted to grow up to be another Elvis. “I wanted to be in front of the camera, making movies,” he says. “I wanted to be a famous musician, and then an actor.”

He was headed in that direction — playing the lead in high school plays, drumming and singing in rock bands. But then he took a detour to work on the sets of movie and television productions. And when he realized that good money can be earned there — “music is tough, a hard way to make a living,” Sibert says — he stayed.