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Lightning at Night
1st PlaceLightning at Night

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light & Dark (Standard Editing)
Camera: Sony Alpha a7R II
Lens: Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
Location: Home
Date: Jul 2, 2019
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2019

[Jul. 10th, 2019 01:08:44 PM]

I never took a decent photo of lightning as I am scared of thunderstorms. I guess someone scared me when I was a child. I got some advice from Riccardo ( the_rkp and I put the camera on the tripod and ran 30 seconds exposures. Unfortunately my Sony infrared remote was useless so I had to dash out onto balcony every 30 seconds to press the button. That was scary!!

This was the only shot I got of lightning hitting the ground, all others seemed to disappear into thin air or happen in between the shots, very common!

I posted this photo on the local photoclub page and I got a comment: "Now I understand the terrible noise we had in Villeneuve!" (that's the place to the left of where the lightning hit :)

[Jul. 10th, 2019 02:25:39 PM]

8.08 (!!!) at 12 votes, WOW!

The yellow star-like lights are actually warning lights for boats to return to ports.

Place: 1 out of 46
Avg (all users): 7.6977
Avg (participants): 7.6316
Avg (non-participants): 7.7500
Views since voting: 1027
Views during voting: 98
Votes: 43
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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07/21/2019 03:11:21 AM
Congratulations on the Blue - and what a score!
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07/18/2019 08:52:26 PM
Fantastic shot Margaret, congrats on the Blue.That is a wonderful view.
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07/17/2019 10:44:43 PM
Yes!!wonderful shot congrats
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07/17/2019 10:18:05 AM
Way to be rewarded for overcoming your fear! This is beautiful!
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07/17/2019 04:02:20 AM
He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

Congratulations I know the feeling of capturing lightning, I've done it in my backyard, I wish I could have entered into a challenge but there was no appropriate challenge at the time. One day I will. It's a powerful thing to witness lightning, almost a very spiritual experience.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/16/2019 11:27:21 PM
Perfect for the challenge and a fine shot. My top pick and only 10. Voted earlier; just bumped a bit.
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07/16/2019 03:15:34 PM
What a great capture. And perfect for the topic!
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07/16/2019 01:49:33 PM
Extraordinary capture! 10
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07/16/2019 07:51:06 AM
Looks like the winner to me, now I wonder where this is, big grin :)
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07/13/2019 08:45:24 PM
catching lightening is something that dpcers absolutely love ..
so dramatic .. loving the lights like stars in the city below ..
this looks like it could ribbon .. good luck .. great shot .
not voting yet ..
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07/11/2019 04:40:25 PM
Very NICE! There couldn't be a more perfect fit for this challenge.
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