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Blue thunder

Blue thunder
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Smith (peters) (54)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-22
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital, Canon 18-55 mm F 3.5 - 5.6
Exposure: f/4.5
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 21:18
Viewed: 2856
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great storm with lightning strikes every 5 seconds. I tried to stay in my car for safety, but had to get out to compose the shot. No point in sitting in the car and touching the camera on the tripod.With winds blowing it would not make sense to mount the camera on the window. The sensor that pics up the remote sits in the front of the camera. So get out there and be brave....Any ideas out there?

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Hello Peter,
Wild, uninhibited nature is beautiful.


Super capture of not one, but two lightning bolt systems. All the way to the ground! Glad you were in you car and not at the lightning strike. Your shutter speed is not listed ... it must have been very fast!?

Have a great week end,


amazing nature's force, TFS Ori

interesting lighting photography. good timing and expression of nature. good work. tfs.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-01-05 4:58]

awesome capture, .. never coped with to get this, .. excellent work, Peter

best wishes

Hello Peter,
Outstanding photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, good lighting.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-05 7:05]

Fine image of lighting, two in one...great. tfs.

Hi Peter
Great shot, I like shooting lightning. You caught some super fork and looks like there was some sheet lighting there as well.
Can't help you on the safety thing, other than stay back and use a telephoto lens. Good exposure and a good guess, the
composition turned out really well.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Ciao Peter.
Complimenti suggestiva foto ben realizzata,magnifici colori ed un’eccellente nitidezza bravo.
Ti auguro un buon anno anche se in ritardo ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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