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Challenge: The Sacred (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Pueblo, CO
Date: Aug 16, 2007
Aperture: 9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2007

Thank you for the votes. I guess I'll have to shoot something other than lightning to get that elusive blue though :| Thanks again. For all of those asking about lightning shots here you go... Depending on the distance of the lightning your aperture will vary from 5.6 to 22. ISO=100
and shutter speed set to bulb. Your shot can be 1 second to 5 minutes and include as many lightning bolts as you want in your shot. Of course when they're this close, use your wide angle lens. Also, use your tripod and your cable release and please don't get out of your vehicle. Lightning can travel up to 25 miles. Safe shooting to you!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 166
Avg (all users): 7.0842
Avg (commenters): 8.0588
Avg (participants): 6.7213
Avg (non-participants): 7.2411
Views since voting: 9729
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 202
Comments: 49
Favorites: 34 (view)


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09/03/2007 07:04:52 PM
Great job - thanks for including the advice on getting these shots too.
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09/01/2007 10:55:02 AM
I've seen a lot of lighting shots and this one ranks up there with the best, great work
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09/01/2007 12:28:06 AM
Any trick to getting this shot? or just timing and patience.
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08/31/2007 08:12:13 PM
spectacular! congrats on your ribbon
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08/31/2007 04:52:14 AM
Excellent capture, congratulations!
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08/30/2007 10:16:11 PM
WOW, the almighty has spoken. Very nice, those shots are hard to do. (I've tried) ;') The detail is perfect.
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08/30/2007 08:44:35 AM
Fantastic capture! Congrats on the Ribbon!!
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08/30/2007 08:41:15 AM
welcome back Maceo!!! Glad you came back with a ribbon. Van
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08/29/2007 11:09:03 PM
Really amazing lightning capture. Congrats on the ribbon.
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08/29/2007 10:28:13 PM
i definately think this one should've won first place ...amazing!!!
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08/29/2007 05:37:00 PM
This is wicked, Looks like a few things got fried on the ground.
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08/29/2007 12:29:42 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/29/2007 12:14:20 PM
What an incredible picture, I have tried and tried to get shots of lighting and have never been able to do that. Any tips would be great.
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08/29/2007 11:32:48 AM
My favorite of the challenge...just by the sheer skill it takes to capture a shot like this...P E R F E C T !!!!!!
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08/29/2007 11:19:17 AM
Don't hang it up quite yet, there's a Power challenge to be won now.
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08/29/2007 11:04:06 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. I just looked at your profile page and it seems you are THE expert in shooting lightning. Excellent work!!!
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08/29/2007 10:54:10 AM
Wow!!!!! SPECTACULAR! Mega congratulations on your red ribbon for this phenomenal photo!

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08/29/2007 09:14:05 AM
Impressive display of power...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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08/29/2007 09:11:55 AM
Such a powerful image. Well done.
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08/29/2007 08:19:06 AM
Gorgeous! image and well deserved ribbon! Great job
Good for you!
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08/29/2007 02:27:47 AM
Wonderful stunning image!! congratulations on your ribbon.
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08/29/2007 01:30:16 AM
dramatic, congrats on your ribbon.
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08/29/2007 01:11:09 AM
Holy Smokes! You produce these with some regularity. Great timing and congrats! 8/your top 10!

Message edited by author 2007-08-29 01:12:10.
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08/29/2007 12:59:56 AM
Congrats on ur ribbon!! its an awesome shot
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08/29/2007 12:36:42 AM
Amazing, awesome shot! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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08/29/2007 12:20:35 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! This one was my favorite in the challenge and going right into my favs...a shot of a life time!
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08/29/2007 12:14:22 AM
FANTASTIC shot!!! Congrats on the Red ribbon!!
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08/29/2007 12:04:18 AM
...aaaand my other 10. Wow. I can feel the power. Well-deserved ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2007 11:47:36 PM
WOW! Long exposure?
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08/28/2007 02:18:51 AM
well shot....shud do well
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08/27/2007 06:27:46 PM
WOW, this is one of the nicest lighting photo's ive ever had the pleasure of viewing. Good timing!!!
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08/26/2007 01:14:46 PM
Striking image. 9
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08/26/2007 12:04:38 PM
Awesome catch, but how is this sacred?
08/25/2007 07:56:07 PM
Not bad at-all - Still, looking forward,so..-7
08/25/2007 07:20:27 PM
excellent!
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08/25/2007 12:47:53 AM
thats insane
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08/24/2007 08:44:24 PM
Seriously!!
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08/24/2007 02:12:14 PM
WOW what a shot!
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08/24/2007 01:06:49 PM
Wow Wow Wow very neat! I was looking at the tv when this picture was loading and once Ilooked over to it I was immediately blown away!
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08/24/2007 12:30:29 PM
Very nice! Great capture.
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08/23/2007 02:26:23 PM
Phenomenal photo. great tonal range and capture for the theme.
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08/23/2007 12:42:41 PM
excellant shot but "sacred"?
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08/22/2007 10:36:25 PM
Amazing capture woulkd love to know how you set thin up
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08/22/2007 09:47:52 PM
Very nice lighting capture. I always find it interesting that a photo can fit a variety of challenges with the right title.
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08/22/2007 05:08:14 PM
Great looking picture, i wish we got storms like this.
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08/22/2007 03:38:57 PM
This photo is just absolutely stunning. I'm not voting but would love to see this one on the front page!!! Well done.
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08/22/2007 12:53:15 PM
Congrats! Best lightning shot I ever saw!
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08/22/2007 11:20:21 AM
Great lightning shot!
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08/22/2007 09:25:21 AM
OMG this is a gorgeous capture! Bravo! Cool title too
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