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Fleeting Bolts of Lightning
Fleeting Bolts of Lightning

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Challenge: June Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Rowlett, TX
Date: Jun 1, 2004
Aperture: 19
ISO: 100
Shutter: 34 sec
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 2, 2004

Huge thunder storm came through the Dallas/Ft. Worth area on the night of June 1st. Glad it wasn't May 31st or this would not have been in this challenge.

Place: 17 out of 384
Avg (all users): 6.6768
Avg (commenters): 7.2308
Avg (participants): 6.6096
Avg (non-participants): 6.8654
Views since voting: 3276
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 198
Comments: 20
Favorites: 16 (view)

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06/29/2006 08:01:24 AM
Stunning photo. So crisp and clear, and yet so filled with lightning. Just brilliant.
08/19/2005 04:38:48 PM
Simply awesome. Nature has really unleashed a light show here - what fury. Very, very well caught.
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06/26/2005 11:50:29 AM
Great shot. I like the composition of all of the lightening bolts from near to far. It's incredible the way there's a sparkle at each turn in the big bolt. The rooftops add scale & location which works well for me. I would give my left nut for the opportunity to get a shot like this!
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06/26/2005 11:38:03 AM
wow this is amazing, great capture!
i love how the middle one has a sparkle to it
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07/13/2004 03:15:45 PM
This is a great capture for a 34 second exposure. I can never get lightining to be that cooperative for me, but i like to try and capture it. I like fine art photography and this is a good candidate for a fine art composite... Just replace the forground with an interesting silhouette and you would have a winner. :)

Great job!
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07/11/2004 06:13:10 PM
Thanks to everyone who commented, I loved this shot and just wish it had beat my other two best shots, but I had some great competition so there really is no room for complaints.
07/08/2004 08:37:42 AM
I really think this should have placed higher, but what do I know? :)

Again, a very amazing shot IMO. Congratulations on acheiving it and doing well in a challenge with some very stiff competition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2004 10:37:53 PM
Crazy lightning!..OMG! What a lucky lucky shot! 10
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07/06/2004 05:57:56 PM
Amazing capture, and very beautiful. Nice work
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07/05/2004 12:54:54 PM
Interesting to see the validation on this shot, as I thought about requesting a review myself. Amazing to believe that you could capture all these strikes at once! I like the rooftops in the photo as well.

To have captured the subtle colors of the clouds as well - it has to be one of the best lightning photos I've seen. This one's a winner for sure!
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07/03/2004 06:18:54 PM
Rooftops are distracting otherwise cool shot. I haven't tried lightning yet.
07/02/2004 08:45:41 PM
Wow, did you take this outside? I would be so scared to go out with a tripod and stuff.
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07/02/2004 03:20:07 PM
Looks like Florida...ha, ha, ha Good shot!
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07/02/2004 02:38:28 PM
I really like the silhouettes in this picture
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07/01/2004 04:19:21 PM
Unreal, how do you capture that?
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07/01/2004 03:29:58 PM
maybe a little TOO much lightning! 6
07/01/2004 03:00:05 PM
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07/01/2004 08:53:49 AM
a once in a lifetime capture!
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07/01/2004 03:30:41 AM
To be honest - this just desreves to win hands down. It's brilliant. What a capture - crisp, clear and well composed even given the difficulty of the snap. Very well done. Did you have a starburst filter? Very odd to see them here. :)
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07/01/2004 12:10:46 AM
I knowcoments of WOW aren't very constructive, but I love this photo and I don't believe I'd change anything about it. WOW! Great shot!
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