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Ancient Worship "Sacred Mother of Golden Light"
Ancient Worship "Sacred Mother of Golden Light"

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Challenge: The Sacred (Basic Editing)
Collection: Lightning
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Date: Aug 15, 2007
Aperture: F32
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.3sec
Galleries: Sky
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2007

crop, sepia

OK, explaination of the title. I was shoehorning in the lightning because I didn't have a chance to go shoot for this challenge. I googled and found that an ancient religion used to call lightning the "Sacred Mother of Golden Light". I made the photo into a sepia image for the "golden" effect and here we have it.

By the way, I do not worship lightning or godesses. It's just a title for a challenge :-)

Place: 87 out of 166
Avg (all users): 5.1989
Avg (commenters): 5.2857
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.2913
Views since voting: 605
Views during voting: 253
Votes: 186
Comments: 9
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08/31/2007 11:48:26 AM
Nice lighting shot. Wish it happened more where I am so I could try to capture it.
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08/29/2007 01:16:48 AM
Got a 6 from me, Julie. I hope you're happy with the shot. I've never managed to capture lightning, so I think it's pretty cool!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2007 09:22:31 PM
annoying title
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08/23/2007 06:32:57 AM
No its just static electricity! Nice capture.
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08/22/2007 05:36:54 PM
Great capture. I may have liked to see more of the bottom of the photo.
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08/22/2007 12:01:58 PM
quick run through noise ninja would have helped the sky slightly ... you are allowed to clone out sensor dust in basic ... really nice lightning capture ...
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08/22/2007 11:17:47 AM
Nice lightning shot.
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08/22/2007 10:55:22 AM
We all have our definitions of sacred, yet this does seem like a stretch to me. Nice lightening capture.
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08/22/2007 02:34:57 AM
You caught the lightning (a difficult enough feat) but the rest of the pic lets you down - it's a bit monotonal and there seems to be nothing interesting to draw the eye. A different composition and other colours would have improved this shot.
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