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Lightning Strikes
Lightning Strikes

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Challenge: Night Shot IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: South of Socorro.
Date: Apr 6, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2007

I had been watching for lightning for many months now and finally got a chance to capture some. This was my first attempt and I think the photos turned out great.
Post challenge

Woohoo a 93% shot! Thanks for the votes and the comments. In all actuality I was hoping for a high 5 with this shot and I am blown away by the final average.

I was not sure how this shot would go over due to being very dark. On my Samsung 204bw it looked great but on some monitors it looked almost totally black.

Here is the original for comparison sake
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Shot in raw.
Converted in PSE5 Raw Converter.
Edited in PSE5.
Adjust contrast, color temp and saturation.
Resize and add border.
Save for web.

Place: 19 out of 266
Avg (all users): 6.6654
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3864
Avg (non-participants): 6.7989
Views since voting: 1240
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 272
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/18/2007 12:48:05 AM
Congrats on your new high score and top 20!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 11:43:49 PM
wow.. simple, yet powerful shot! I like the minimalistic feel of the shot! 8
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04/17/2007 10:11:05 PM
cool shot. border overpowers the great composition for me, pulling my eyes away from the lightning
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04/17/2007 12:13:09 AM
Maybe a little longer exposure to brighten the texture of the clouds a litte more... but I love these lightning shots
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04/15/2007 07:57:42 AM
This is the best I HAVE SEEn yet!!!
04/14/2007 10:05:44 PM
04/14/2007 07:45:58 PM
Excellent lightning capture! Very good composition too. One of my top picks.
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04/13/2007 04:23:07 PM
Very nice capture! I've captured lightning a couple of times and yours is much better :). I like the star in the upper right and that cloud bank! 9
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04/13/2007 10:56:15 AM
great colors and light and a special moment
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04/12/2007 01:48:56 PM
First impression is that it seems distant and insignicant(the photo as a whole that is). But the longer I look at this, the more the greater picture develops out of the darkness. Well done!
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04/12/2007 01:46:57 PM
Excellent capture. I see some cloud to ground and cloud to cloud giong on here. I like how you included the power lines in the picture also.
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04/11/2007 11:43:54 AM
First lightening picture I've seen. Great capture of it. I find lightening really hard to catch on camera. You did magnificently.
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04/11/2007 08:45:09 AM
I want to take a lightning picture like this!
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04/11/2007 05:32:47 AM
Great shot!
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