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Impetuous
Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Hidden Gem III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jul 30, 2012
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2013

Impetuous: Acting without thinking. Lightning strikes so fast, there is no way to think fast enough. It is here and gone in micro seconds. Sometimes leaving devestation in the form of forest fires, house fires, deaths and damage. Just the other day, I was watching the weather report and they said a storm that afternoon in eastern Colorado produced 20,000 lightning strikes in one hour!

I took this shot during a very active storm in July of 2012. It was dark, so I could set the shutter for repeated cycles of about 30 seconds hoping for a strike in the direction of my lens. I got lucky that night and captured 3 magnificant strikes. One was entered into the July FS and got a 4th place. I hope this one does as well!

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 179
Avg (all users): 6.8100
Avg (commenters): 8.3000
Avg (participants): 6.7273
Avg (non-participants): 7.0870
Views since voting: 712
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 100
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/07/2013 03:59:02 AM
Great one Dennis! Congrats on the TT!

Are you trying to steal the kingdom of the lightning King (Rian)? ;)
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07/06/2013 06:56:20 PM
Way to go Dennis! Top 10 in a challenge where you're competing with DPC's best images ever!
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07/05/2013 12:37:59 PM
Great shot. Really, really impressive. Congrats.
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07/05/2013 06:57:57 AM
Such a beautiful shot Dennis! Congrats on the TT
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07/05/2013 02:25:04 AM
Congrats on TT. Fabulous shot - I would have given it a ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2013 09:05:40 PM
Magnificent shot! 10
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07/04/2013 06:40:30 PM
Impressive and scary at the same time! Great capture and I love the brooding sky!
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07/04/2013 11:35:22 AM
I envy you !!!!!

Simply Magnificent shot

love how the lightning goes horizontal over the hill

10!
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07/03/2013 10:40:54 PM
the playful thunderstorm! what a capture!
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07/03/2013 09:23:17 AM
Yikes! There better be some serious rain to counteract all that lightning. Impressive image.
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07/02/2013 05:34:06 PM
great lightning capture
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07/02/2013 05:07:11 PM
Nice detail and dof. Quite the show and you captured it well.
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07/02/2013 03:15:35 PM
I've never captured one myself. I very much like the balance between clouds, lightning and the city beneath.
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06/29/2013 07:52:23 PM
I like lighting shots like this where there's no visible contact with the ground. As if it's looking for the right place to wreak havoc.
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06/28/2013 05:01:22 PM
Great capture. Most impressive. 8
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