Stayed Up Too Late Again. Another Lightning Shot

Brian

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Last night I saw some flashing coming from the north. I had to go out to investigate. Sure enough, a storm was going by. It was pretty far to the east, but I'm pretty happy with how this came out considering I'm standing in my driveway when I took this. All CC is welcome. Thanks for looking.

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JimFox

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Brian, this is totally awesome! I am starting to really like Colorado for the lightning.
 

JimFox

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PS... Brian I made this into your Avatar, I hope you don't mind. You were the only regular user without one. If you want to change it to something else, you can do that in your Profile.
 

Amy Nelson

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Congrates! What a great image. It's very captivating how the shelf cloud divides the image into almost two different scenes. Very well captured!
 

Jim Dockery

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Cool, the stars add a nice touch. We had an unusual for these parts lightening storm Sat. night, but I was too lazy to get out in the rain to drive somewhere to view/shoot it.
 

Ken Rennie

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A terrific image Brian. I particularly like the light clouds above the dark band where the lightning has illuminated them. One tiny thing, the tree on the horizon seems to have a large radius halo, it may be natural but doesn't look it at this size. Ken
 

Mike Lewis

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maybe you stayed up too late for you - but not too late as far as we are concerned! Very awesome shot! Did you use any kind of a lightning trigger for this, or did you just keep the shutter open, or did you just time it up perfectly by luck - uh - I mean - skill? :)

I have been messing with a lightning trigger some, and got some results with it earlier this year, although i think I had my shutter speed too fast and still missed a lot of potential captures.

Ina any case, a wonderful result indeed!

ML
 

Brian

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PS... Brian I made this into your Avatar, I hope you don't mind. You were the only regular user without one. If you want to change it to something else, you can do that in your Profile.

I don’t mind at all thanks. And for the feature as well.
 

Brian

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maybe you stayed up too late for you - but not too late as far as we are concerned! Very awesome shot! Did you use any kind of a lightning trigger for this, or did you just keep the shutter open, or did you just time it up perfectly by luck - uh - I mean - skill? :)

I have been messing with a lightning trigger some, and got some results with it earlier this year, although i think I had my shutter speed too fast and still missed a lot of potential captures.

Ina any case, a wonderful result indeed!

ML
Hey Mike. This was just a 15 second exposure pointed at the storm. Just all dumb luck. I do have a trigger that works well in the day time. I usually just use longer exposures at night.
 

Brian

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A terrific image Brian. I particularly like the light clouds above the dark band where the lightning has illuminated them. One tiny thing, the tree on the horizon seems to have a large radius halo, it may be natural but doesn't look it at this size. Ken

Thanks Ken. I have no idea what that halo is. There isn’t anything behind that tree for about 1000 miles. I may have to work I that.
 

Levy Davish

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Last night I saw some flashing coming from the north. I had to go out to investigate. Sure enough, a storm was going by. It was pretty far to the east, but I'm pretty happy with how this came out considering I'm standing in my driveway when I took this. All CC is welcome. Thanks for looking.

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Wow this amazing and what makes the photo so strong is that tree IMHO
 
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