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Challenge: Crummy Weather (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART for Canon
Location: Norman, OK
Date: May 18, 2017
Aperture: f/5.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30s
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2017

Looking east from Norman, Oklahoma after a severe thunderstorm.

Photo was taken from my balcony, which was built specifically for weather observation. The house was destroyed last year by a lightning-induced fire and is currently being rebuilt, so I've been compulsively checking on it after every thunderstorm. Glad I brought a camera & tripod this time!

Post-processing: adjusted levels, white gradient mask (soft light) to lighten bottom half, cloned out hot pixels, slight sharpening & noise reduction.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 41
Avg (all users): 7.3269
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.8261
Avg (non-participants): 7.7241
Views since voting: 534
Views during voting: 102
Votes: 52
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/01/2017 06:40:16 AM
What a stunning image! Many congrats on the new PB AND your first blue ribbon, Matt.
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05/27/2017 02:59:41 AM
Congratulations! Fantastic capture.
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05/27/2017 01:47:33 AM
Thanks so much for the comments and votes!! It's very exciting to get a blue ribbon after trying for 13 years!
05/27/2017 12:17:02 AM
Spectacular capture and colors.
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05/26/2017 11:37:11 PM
Congratulations!
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05/26/2017 08:19:14 PM
Holy smoke what a story! Beautiful terrible storm - congrats on your blue ribbon.
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05/26/2017 08:09:37 PM
Wow what a capture! Seems karmaic that you not only got the shot but also got a blue for it :-) Well done and huge congrats.
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05/26/2017 10:08:31 AM
Congratulations Matt! Must have been exciting to capture this huge storm!
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05/26/2017 08:19:18 AM
Congrats on the blue; great image.
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05/26/2017 06:06:37 AM
Amazing. This challenge was meant for you. Congrats on your first blue ribbon.
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05/26/2017 01:12:56 AM
Congratulations!
Well deserved!
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05/26/2017 12:21:26 AM
Congrats on the blue, Matt! An unequivocal 10 from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2017 07:08:01 PM
Spectacular!
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05/25/2017 07:56:44 AM
I'm envious of this shot! Well done!
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05/24/2017 03:15:18 AM
stunning capture
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05/23/2017 02:02:16 AM
Great stuff! My pick for the red!
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05/22/2017 11:52:05 AM
nice to see this from the comfort of a long chair in the sun
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05/22/2017 04:44:41 AM
now thats a storm..
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05/20/2017 04:14:31 PM
Tied for the top spot, in my book! 10
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05/19/2017 03:47:57 PM
Always a winner! This is great.
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05/19/2017 07:30:52 AM
Hard to beat lightning for a great image of bad weather. Lovely colors in the sky.
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