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Tallbloke


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: DPC Cinema (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Glasgow
Date: May 4, 2006
Aperture: f22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 20s
Galleries: Cityscape, Sky
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2006

Stunning electrical storm over Glasgow tonight, grabbed camera and brolly and went out.

My first sttempt at photographing lightning and I'm absolutely delighted. This was the only useable shot from around 30.

I was standing on a bridge looking East up the Clyde back into the city cowering under a golf umbrella and the rain was lashing down. The noise was amazing and the skies had this stunning purple hue.

enhanced a bit after reading Bear Music's excellent Landscape Thread using shadow/highlight tool.

very very pleased with this shot no matter what anyone says

Steve

----POST CHALLENEGE----

Woo Hoo, another Yellow for the virtual mantlepiece.

Thanks to all who voted and commented

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 207
Avg (all users): 6.9055
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.5521
Avg (non-participants): 7.2286
Views since voting: 9199
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 201
Comments: 52
Favorites: 27 (view)


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05/22/2006 08:14:39 PM
That's a beauty! Well done sir.
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05/22/2006 07:16:53 PM
ERROR: Tallbloke is already in your favorites list.
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05/19/2006 01:41:06 PM
Excellent shot. I have worked on getting lightning and fireworks and it's extremely difficult. Congrats on getting a real beautiful piece.
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05/19/2006 07:17:18 AM
Awesome shot!!!! Absolutely thrilled about seeing the shot. I myself was trying to get a shot like that and I almost got one.....It would be great if you told after how many seconds did the lightning actually strike after you opened the shutter. Again..AwweSome!!!
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05/18/2006 11:20:35 AM
hey congrats on a fantastic capture!
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05/16/2006 05:16:09 PM
Extremely good shot - glad it didn't hit the umbrella!
I wish I had taken it, but my only lightning shot was grey with a greeny lightning flash, and not a patch on this one.

If you keep this up, the sky's the limit - (sorry about that)

Very well deserved

Adrian
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05/16/2006 01:53:56 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. A great catch and great postprocessing.
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05/16/2006 12:50:12 AM
Great entry and it even bested my prediction! Great job my friend!
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05/16/2006 12:18:36 AM
A top notch entry for this challenge. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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05/15/2006 11:41:39 PM
Excellent capture - fantasic color. Why would this not ribbon here? Good job indeed!
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05/15/2006 05:19:16 PM
Wow stunning shot no wonder your pleased well done
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05/15/2006 04:49:20 PM
Excellent. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/15/2006 04:00:17 PM
Thought it looked familiar!
The hotel on the left bank of the river is where I stay when I go to Glasgow with work!

Great shot. A lovely lightning capture. Well done!
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05/15/2006 03:44:06 PM
Electric shot! Congratulations on the ribbon Steve.
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05/15/2006 02:32:50 PM
Amazing & Fantastic! Amazing & Fantastic!
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05/15/2006 01:52:51 PM
wow, i hope to take a photo like this one day!
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05/15/2006 01:52:00 PM
Amazing shot! Congratulations!
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05/15/2006 01:34:57 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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05/15/2006 01:17:50 PM
I liked yours the best of the top 3
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05/15/2006 12:47:17 PM

Great shot Steve...you`re a "brave laddie" standing out in these conditions.
Congratulations on your ribbon placing.

Gordon.
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05/15/2006 10:17:29 AM
Originally posted by tapeworm_jimmy:

Amazing shot. I love the exposure. You also picked a great foreground. Could you please post a link to bear_musics landscape thread that you mentioned? Thanks :) Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!


Bear_Music Landscape learning thread

here you go
GREAT capture... doesn't appear that you have to worry about what everyone else thinks - we all agree with you! Congrats

Message edited by author 2006-05-15 10:18:28.
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05/15/2006 10:08:04 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. This is certainly a spectacular image - nature's fury at her best.
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05/15/2006 09:43:11 AM
Amazing shot. I love the exposure. You also picked a great foreground. Could you please post a link to bear_musics landscape thread that you mentioned? Thanks :) Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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05/15/2006 08:32:54 AM
I think this deserves another "Well Done ! Congratulations !" comment.

GREATshot, another well earned ribbon.
Christine
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05/15/2006 05:27:34 AM
Lightnings are not easy to take... When I saw your picture, I was sure that a ribbron was for you... congrats... beautifull capture..
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05/15/2006 05:07:29 AM
I love the lightning. Congrats for the yellow!
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05/15/2006 05:05:38 AM
What a great photo. I have been trying to get lightening for years. We never seem to get any decent storms where I live. Just a few rumbles of thunder in the next valley !

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05/15/2006 04:48:40 AM
This is an amazing image and a well deserved ribbon...congratulations
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05/15/2006 02:00:05 AM
Wow! Somehow I missed this when I was voting! Wow! Congratulations on one of the most stunning lightning shots I've ever seen. This one's going straight to my favorite's folder!

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05/15/2006 12:49:14 AM
What a fantastic capture! Congratulations on the yellow.
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05/15/2006 12:16:47 AM
Talk about lightning strikes! Congrats on your powerful ribbon, bloke!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2006 04:32:44 AM
Great capture and a credible movie title too. Well done.
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05/14/2006 02:16:53 AM
Very nice image. Crisp clarity on the lighting without burning the foreground. This is worthy of an 8.
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05/14/2006 01:43:05 AM
Powerful imagine in more ways than one. Nice job!
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05/13/2006 10:09:37 AM
Wow. Nice capture, great colors and cool choice of location...
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05/12/2006 07:16:59 PM
Wow.
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05/12/2006 07:08:03 PM
Awesome capture!
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05/12/2006 02:06:27 PM
So very cool. All I can say is you captured lighting in the proverbial bottle. It aint easy... at least not for me. It so sharp and clear. Great job!

10
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05/12/2006 02:14:51 AM
Ok. My top 5 for this challenge. The colors are absolutely wonderful! The lighting makes the shot! Great job and good luck. (10)
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05/11/2006 10:43:23 PM
Nice strike shot!
TC
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05/11/2006 04:43:39 PM
"What should I do if I'm caught out in the open during a thunderstorm and no shelter is nearby? There are NO SAFE PLACES outdoors during a lightning storm. To minimize your chance of being struck, crouch down on the balls of your feet (a position known as "The Lightning Crouch") and cover your ears."
I've also heard car tyres are good insulation...I take it you were standing on top of one ?
What a fantastic capture! Almostworth getting fried for,you nutter.
11 and favourite.
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05/10/2006 11:41:48 PM
That is an amazing shot! I would love to know how long this exposure was. I have tried to capture lightning, but have not yet been successful.
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05/10/2006 05:29:49 PM
Great shot...
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05/10/2006 12:46:41 PM
Looks like a Steven Seagal movie. Pretty good considering there's no human element. I'll go see it.
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05/10/2006 06:21:59 AM
Great shot, the lightning is well captured and dwarfs the brige and buildings impressively
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05/09/2006 09:23:49 AM
Love the transition of red to purple of the sky. Very powerful image with the lightning, you can even see the smoldering air from the initial strikes.
Cool photograph!
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05/09/2006 06:14:01 AM
Wow, stunning! Great capture of the lightning!
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05/09/2006 03:53:33 AM
Spur of the moment capture, good one! The red/blue gradient comes over very well and amplifies the electricity in the image. The only point I would have changed would be using the transform tool in "skew" to straighten up the building on the right side as it is leaning in a bit. Hope you do well with this.
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05/09/2006 01:37:24 AM
Fantastic lighting
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05/08/2006 05:43:57 PM
Super image - great catch. How long did you have to wait for this?
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05/08/2006 01:06:42 PM
great capture!
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05/08/2006 01:00:38 AM
Very nice shot. Love the gradient in the sky. 9 for now (never really give 10s first time through).
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