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Challenge: Success II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Date: Jun 15, 2008
Aperture: f14
ISO: 400
Shutter: 8 sec
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2008

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Place: 15 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.0317
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.4063
Avg (non-participants): 6.1592
Views since voting: 1239
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 189
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/11/2008 01:06:23 PM
this picture is amazing! i love how u got the shot at the right time
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07/25/2008 01:29:43 PM
I see where you're going with teh title but this was def a stretch for most voters, you got 15th place still in the challenge but you would have ribbon if it was a more appropriate challenge, this is a CRAZY shot , i don't think i've ever seen so many bolts, hah.
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07/18/2008 07:10:52 AM
I am a sucker for lightning photos, this is very nicely done. You did well with the editing especially with the fact that it was a basic editing challenge. Now that it is over may I suggest a bit of cloning here and there to clean up the stray pieces of the lightning that doesnt really connect to things. I think it would make this more powerful.

You do have a few pieces of sensor dust in the image as well that you could clone to make it a more powerful image. A different crop would have also helped this image a bit, there is to much of the black at the bottom when adding the black frame to it. I would suggest allowing the piece with the weathervane to sit atop your boarder as to give the apprearence of the level horizon being the roof, but still have the weathervane in the photo as it adds interest and a connection to just how close the lightning was.

The last thing I would suggest would be a slight adjustment in the curves perhaps, try to make the clouds a bit darker to perhaps dround out a bit of the very underexposed lightning that barely shows up in the upper left that may distract a bit. Remember the eye wants to go to the brighter objects.
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06/25/2008 12:10:16 AM
THANK YOU VOTERS!!! 15th and a 6.0317

A new high score for me I'm so pleased!

I defiantly realize my title is crapy! Going forward I promise to be a more creative titler.

And just to clarify this lightning capture is a personal success! I have been trying for three years to get a good capture with my neighbors weather vain in frame.

Thanks again. Scott
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2008 09:32:27 PM
Wow..powerful shot! I would definitely crop out the bottom up to the point where you don't have the horizontal blackness on the left, but still have the cross or rooftop on the right. Incredible lightning catch.
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06/23/2008 04:55:35 AM
where is the scuess in the pic? ur title is ok, lighting is risk, but where is the sucess?
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06/21/2008 07:23:17 AM
Wow. Great capture. 8
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06/20/2008 03:14:35 PM
A really good shot of lightning, almost too close for sure. My question, how did you get the lightning to stay still for this shot? Just kidding, good job!
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06/20/2008 11:59:29 AM
Cool shot, I've never had any luck with lightning myself. I would have tried to get a stronger silhouette, but then again that's just me.
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06/18/2008 11:58:43 PM
huh? I don't get the success part.

Nice image, good color, good capture

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06/18/2008 02:08:58 PM
nice capture. either a long exposure or a really bad storm?
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