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Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky
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Copyright: Laura Pruett (WaterSprite) (59)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-23
Categories: Sky
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-12-14 0:21
Viewed: 3655
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I chose this shot as my first post because it's my first capture of the illusive lightning! I was so excited I was skreeching in the middle of a lightning storm and my husband thought something had happened to me! It was taken from the north side of my front yard. I knew heavy rain was literally right there so I didn't have time to drag out the trusty tripod. (Taken October 24, 2007) Other than being slightly cropped it hasn't been altered in any way. Any feedback is welcome. Enjoy!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-14 2:20]

Hi Laura,
your comment about screeching when you got this shot made me laugh, i know the feeling! Lightening is a hard one to master and as well as skill takes alot of luck too in my experience.
The pinkish glow in the cloud above the streak of electricity is really nice here. Well done and a warm welcome to TN!

Hello Laura! Original picture. Good moment. Great effect. Very good shot. Best regard! Good luck!

Hi Laura,
Welcome to TN. I can understand your excitement at catching this lightning bolt. What great timing. The colour and composition are very emotive. I couldn't resist the opportunity to play with the picture, though, so I made a workshop. I can't post it until tomorrow, but hope it is useful. Thanks

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-12-14 8:48]

Hi Laura,
welcome to TN with this great shot! Nice moment - photos from lightning bolts are always exciting. Good capture without tripod!!!
Hope to see more,

Nice timing boss, I have tried this many time but could get in time. TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-18 22:56]

Hi Laura,
Just marking this wonderful post for the moment, lest I miss it, and will come back with a proper critique later.

Nice Capture, Excellent Timing

Wow, Laura, what a dramatic first post! Even without a tripod, it works very well. The detail and contrast are great, and you nailed Rule No. 1 -- draw the viewer to your subject.

Good work,

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