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Hussar1812


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
Date: Sep 13, 2009
Aperture: F/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2010

This shot was taken during a typhoon / storm which hit Hong Kong on September 13,2009. This was shot from my bedroom window as I was taking a series of long exposures. You can see the rain droplets on my window which are reflected from the bright lights of the city skysrapers as well as the lightning bolt itself. Enjoy.

Statistics
Place: 135 out of 445
Avg (all users): 6.0810
Avg (commenters): 7.0286
Avg (participants): 6.0725
Avg (non-participants): 6.1111
Views since voting: 942
Views during voting: 502
Votes: 247
Comments: 42
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/03/2010 07:51:56 PM
Thank you for the comments everyone!
01/31/2010 10:31:21 PM
This is so awesome.
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01/29/2010 02:58:14 AM
Great work, it's a shame that so many don't feel that the rain drops on the window add to the story. Easily one of the best in the challenge :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 11:43:53 PM
WOW, nicely caught. I love the effect the raindrops on the glass have added to this, especially around the lightning!
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01/28/2010 11:20:18 PM
WOW! I imagine that this image's authenticity has be questioned multiple times... so I won't... but I guess I have by saying that... so I won't question it further... this is an amazing capture... plain and simple... full marks on the capture. Processing and detail are excellent too... but I'm still blown away by the capture. WOW!
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01/28/2010 10:57:39 PM
What a truly lucky capture! Such good timing. You had to be so stoked to see that you got this. Awesome shot.
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01/28/2010 03:55:44 PM
Fascinating image.
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01/28/2010 01:00:34 PM
Nice abstract and yet a pity about the water/rain ruining this view of the bolt hitting the tower. I would want either or but now am liking the abstract part but curious about the potential of a clear shot.
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01/28/2010 11:59:09 AM
I like the effect, and of course the moment is terrific, but I wish you had corrected the tilt.
- Doesn't evoke Ghostbusters to me so much either. ;-)
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01/28/2010 01:18:38 AM
Ghostbusters!
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01/27/2010 01:58:50 PM
Seriously?? I think this is the first of its kind that I have seen. Good job!
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01/27/2010 01:30:36 PM
Insanely good image - love the party atmosphere
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01/27/2010 09:04:33 AM
I think you were behind a window right...it add a surreal feeling to this for me. Quite the capture
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01/27/2010 06:52:33 AM
Try shooting with a graduated ND filter. this will darken the sky while keeping the lower half of your image bright. This is a great capture but the processing could use a little work.
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01/27/2010 03:17:00 AM
good shot but seems a little ove r processed nice capture of the lightening tho
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01/27/2010 12:39:26 AM
Shot through the window? Would have been great without the rain on the glass but not much you can do. It actually creates a cool effect with the spots of light around the main lightning.
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01/26/2010 07:51:36 PM
Wild & wooly!.......7.......cool effects, and an all 'round nice image.
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01/26/2010 06:26:56 PM
Holy Crap this is a wicked shot!!!...Love it... A+ and a 10
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01/26/2010 02:36:17 PM
wow, awesome timing! this is really cool
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01/26/2010 01:49:31 AM
Jawdropping. Simply stunning. To get this in a city with all the lights and everything, beautiful. Pity about the rain drops but you do tend to get them in a thunderstorm. 10.
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01/25/2010 09:26:55 PM
Looks like a WILD storm!
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01/25/2010 08:56:58 PM
An awesome capture! Hope it does well! (No vote)
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01/25/2010 05:22:12 PM
uh, whoa!
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01/25/2010 08:52:38 AM
wow, good timing...
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01/25/2010 03:32:02 AM
Very dramatic, great capture
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01/25/2010 01:35:19 AM
Hahah, great title. I have mixed feelings about the raindrops-through-the-window thing, but it makes for a cool effect with the lightning.
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01/24/2010 09:32:49 PM
Very original.
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01/24/2010 03:37:56 PM
lol Is Stay Puft Marshmallow Man coming?
Very futuristic look to this, nice pp work.
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01/24/2010 02:11:14 PM
Absolutely wonderful, love the way the wet window adds so much to the image :)
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01/24/2010 05:14:42 AM
wow
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01/23/2010 09:18:39 PM
This is so crazy good and fun. Amazing capture. I love how this is so rough and wild. 10
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01/23/2010 09:16:22 PM
What a capture!!! WOW!
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01/23/2010 06:46:29 PM
Nice capture--saturation a little to high for my tastes but still gave it a good score
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01/23/2010 03:32:10 AM
Great city lights shot....lightening looks fake to me?
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01/23/2010 12:33:41 AM
wow. perfect timing.
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01/22/2010 08:44:16 PM
Is that really lightning striking the top of that tower? WOW! A Shame about the raindrops on the glass but c'est la vie!
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01/22/2010 07:02:20 PM
Now that's quite the shot. Excellent.
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01/22/2010 02:57:42 PM
It's a shame there are drops on the window (assuming this was shot through a window)... this would be just remarkable without the drops. Very cool capture.
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01/22/2010 11:04:56 AM
incredible... is the lightning real? Beautiful shot, i'd like to take photograph of lightning as this one...
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01/22/2010 10:07:27 AM
haha, is that even real? Too bad the picture isn't a bit sharper.
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01/22/2010 09:52:29 AM
You've got to be kidding. Definitely looks out of this world!!! 6
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01/22/2010 02:10:04 AM
No way. No way.
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