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"Lightning Strikes"
3rd Place"Lightning Strikes"
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: Arizona
Date: Aug 18, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8 sec.
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 530
Avg (all users): 7.0760
Avg (commenters): 7.9355
Avg (participants): 7.0506
Avg (non-participants): 7.1529
Views since voting: 21147
Views during voting: 590
Votes: 342
Comments: 45
Favorites: 38 (view)


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02/27/2005 08:53:18 PM
That's an awesome shot dude. Well done and well deserved ribbon. text
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02/04/2005 02:15:07 AM
This is well captured moment of lightining I wish I had taken it my self. I'm waitng for the next storm!
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02/03/2005 10:40:19 AM
Hey brian, congratulations on your yellow with this striking image of such high voltage. Cool colors.
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02/02/2005 01:04:51 AM
Finally you got your ribbon :) And a fine shot you got it with too!
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02/01/2005 03:20:34 PM
This is my opinion whether the horizon is tilted or it seems to dark or whatever,,,I commend you not only does it add to the picture,,I think its truly an awesome pic,,I totaly love pics of lightening and I commend anyone that can take a pic this cool,, Congrats again,,,

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02/01/2005 10:25:49 AM
Congrats Brian on a terrific shot and ribbon!!
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02/01/2005 10:12:13 AM
congrats - a fine photo ;}
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02/01/2005 09:15:36 AM
Pretty astounding all right! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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02/01/2005 02:33:19 AM
Very powerful image. One must take more than a minute to really appreciate what you have captured here. Incredible color balance, and obviously a tremendous amount of patience.
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02/01/2005 12:44:31 AM
amazing shot...you should of gotten blue
02/01/2005 12:16:31 AM
Brian... congratulations on your first ribbon and PR score on a great shot. You da Man!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 11:08:39 PM
If your horizon was level this would be perfect!
TC
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01/31/2005 10:57:29 PM
Absolutely stunning.
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01/30/2005 09:55:03 PM
In a word, stunning (and such a dramatic display of raw power). 9
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01/27/2005 04:55:42 AM
Lightning shots are just so powerful to look at. This is lovely, and I like the blue/black coloring that seems to contradict the "heat" of the lightning. The horizon feels tilted to me, just a tiny bit, but then again it's so very early and I haven't had coffee yet, so it could be me!
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01/26/2005 07:22:42 PM
Great composition and subject matter. Lighting and detail are good, rich in color without being over-saturated. I am waiting for the day when I can try my hand at shooting lighting. Minor uneven horizon, but took nothing away because of it. ((8))
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01/26/2005 10:14:07 AM
Having spent a good deal of time trying to catch lightning, I have oodles of appreciation for people who do this successfully. You need a slight CCW rotation to level out the ground. The colors are amazing, and I like the way you cropped. Very, very cool image. Hats off to you. 9
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01/25/2005 03:40:09 AM
Wonderful shot!
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01/22/2005 07:13:07 AM
i'm going to have to come back to this one. for the moment, it feels like the horizon is slightly tilted and that it's a bit too dark at the top. otherwise excellent capture.
01/21/2005 09:31:15 PM
Wish I could get a shot like that
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01/21/2005 05:06:31 PM
Great timing! I've tried to get a picture of lightning myself, but never this well! Good job.
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01/21/2005 02:15:02 PM
great shot, wonderful branches on the lightning
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01/21/2005 01:54:40 PM
I'm a big fan of weather shots such as this. This is a great picture with superb colors. sloping horizon is a little distracting IMO
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01/20/2005 04:08:48 PM
Awesome
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01/20/2005 03:47:45 PM
Beautiful. I'm a little distracted by the slight slant of the horizon.
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01/19/2005 10:38:25 PM
Horizon seems a bit tilted, but other than that this is WOW-photo. /8
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01/19/2005 01:15:19 PM
Awesome, AWESOME picture!!! I love the blue tones, and I HOPE you told how you did this because I've always wondered how to capture lightining. Do you have to use the bulb setting? Or just get lucky? No hesitation here to give this one a perfect 10.
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01/18/2005 09:29:38 PM
wow, fantastic !
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01/18/2005 02:09:39 PM
Cropping to straighten the horizon would help a lot on this, even if the horizon isn't straight in real life. A great capture with lovely depth of colour in the blues.
01/17/2005 10:17:21 PM
I love these shots. Great capture.
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01/17/2005 08:54:51 PM
Great lightning shot. You have every right to be proud of this!

Nicely done. 10
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01/17/2005 03:57:22 PM
Amazing !But wasn't it a risky shot ?!
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01/17/2005 02:11:18 PM
Great shot!!
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01/17/2005 01:08:48 PM
wow, lightening is so quick, and hard to capture. This is brilliant, well done
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01/17/2005 11:22:55 AM
I like lightining images and this is one of the best I have seen. I've taken some and I've seen lots of good ones. This rates as a super lightning shot. It is well post-processed and just a great capture. The only defect is that the horizon is not level. I'd correct that for what will make an incredible print!
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01/16/2005 07:13:33 PM
Beautiful!
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01/16/2005 04:14:38 PM
Great capture and color, seems slightly tilted to the right. Nice work.
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01/16/2005 03:42:31 PM
wow, amazing. very nice
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01/16/2005 02:09:23 PM
Awesome colors in this
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01/16/2005 12:12:42 PM
Great shot, i love these... Unfortunatly this year i haven't had any lighting over here, just waiting for it to happen.
I really like the contrast of the city with the lighting seems like the city is so small and the lighting huge...
Great capture.
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01/16/2005 08:15:28 AM
Great image, but I would have cropped slightly to fix the slightly tilted horizon.
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01/16/2005 05:54:22 AM
I absolutely love lightning...Great colour, already in my favourites
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01/16/2005 05:48:14 AM
This is great. I`ve always wanted to capture lightning but don`t get it here very often. Maybe a closer crop would help to lose a bit of the negitive space.
01/16/2005 03:54:49 AM
Wow, the tilted horizon is a little offputting. But as far as lighting shots go this is marvellous. A nine for now, but I get the feeling this one may get bumped up.

Great job.
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01/16/2005 12:29:52 AM
Pictures of lightning are always cool, this is a great one.
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