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Thunder and Lightning
Thunder and Lightning
cgino


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Polvadera, NM
Date: Jul 2, 2012
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 15 sec
Galleries: Sky, Blur
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2012

Viewed: 374
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)

For real! Basically I was trying to catch some lightning images but my lightning trigger kept acting up and not activating. So I finally gave up and thought I just catch a windblown tree for this side challenge. Got lucky and there was this nice big lightning strike lined up with the tree while I was exposing. Totally fortuitous!

This, by the way, is my front yard. I take pictures of the sun setting behind my three trees an awful lot, because I face into undeveloped BLM land and there is nothing but scrub brush and rolling hills as far as the eye can see..
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Lots of different blurs here: tree motion from wind; general slight unfocus; Orton effect applied; tiniest bit of radial blur mixed in to part of the tree; cross processing in Nik CEP. Rather garish but I like it :-)

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07/10/2012 08:28:59 PM
Fortuitous will be my word of the day!

Am catching up on commenting so my comment on a future SC post will become redundant as I now understand this is your backyard lol. Now, if you had set up 10 steps to the right you'd have filled the right side of the sky with the lightning ;)

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07/08/2012 11:10:09 PM
Quite a catch of all the light and action. Like your sunset shot too.
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07/04/2012 03:08:01 AM
oh my. amazing shot!
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07/03/2012 02:25:13 PM
truly remarkable shot
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07/03/2012 12:50:54 PM
Your Front Yard!!! Wow, what a lineup. Great shot.
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07/03/2012 12:49:18 PM
I'm sure I hear the music of the spheres within this image!
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07/03/2012 11:35:09 AM
Nice! the lightening in the tree is awesome.
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07/03/2012 11:28:05 AM
That trees on fire! What a wonderful capture.
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07/03/2012 10:56:21 AM
What a "striking" image! Sometimes that extra little bit of patience pays off big, and this is a good example.
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07/03/2012 10:40:56 AM
Very dreamy. The longer you study this the more you see. Amazing shot!
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07/03/2012 09:20:27 AM
OH WOW. I really love this. I fell like they could be aliens marching toward us, as they glow with each step. Your palette is just yummy.
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07/03/2012 07:51:22 AM
A magical tree from a fantasy. Lovely effects working together, and I wouldn't have thought that you had actually captured real lightning - clever you!
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07/03/2012 07:37:52 AM
Lovely,all works out really well.
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07/03/2012 07:28:39 AM
Something supernatural happening here. Fairies are at work.
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07/03/2012 01:32:16 AM
That's stunning, like some sort of ritualistic tree.
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07/03/2012 01:08:31 AM
oh shimmering beauty!
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07/03/2012 01:05:00 AM
Totally out of this world!
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07/03/2012 12:55:15 AM
Love the colours too.
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07/03/2012 12:54:37 AM
Fabulous rather than garish, so well done.
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07/03/2012 12:42:51 AM
Wow! The planets aligned!! Awesome!!!
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