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Midsummer Lightning Over Nantucket Sound
Midsummer Lightning Over Nantucket Sound
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Challenge: Free Study 2011-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Harwich Port, MA
Date: Aug 2, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 12 sec
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2011

12 seconds, hand-held, on the way home from Boston, just before all hell broke loose... Amazing lack of noise for ISO 1600... 800 pixels can't begin to do justice to the level of detail in the lightning.

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Look close and see the double horizon and shoreline details. There were two lightning flashes, one high and to the right and the other the main one, so the scene was lit twice and the camera moved a little too.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 324
Avg (all users): 6.9484
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.9182
Avg (non-participants): 7.0222
Views since voting: 1539
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 155
Comments: 38
Favorites: 6 (view)


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05/27/2014 11:40:35 PM
It sure makes your day or night when everything just does the right dance step to make a spectacular image. This was one of those moments, and you were ready.
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05/26/2014 11:45:58 PM
I see that I missed this at the time it was in voting. It is a beautiful shot and an incredible achievement for 12 secs hand held. Wow!
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09/11/2011 03:32:42 PM
Great shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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09/08/2011 06:18:06 PM
Incredible shot! Especially hand held! WOW!
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09/08/2011 04:22:39 PM
You were gypped out of the blue. MAN!
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09/08/2011 02:31:12 PM
Greatness here! Well done!
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09/08/2011 01:48:42 PM
Fantastic light - and lightning! I'm guessing the lightning provided most of the light on the scene, while the other part of 12 seconds it was too dark and the camera shake isn't too visible... Handheld natural flash photography? :).
Congrats on the top 10, stunning image! Like Ursula, I love the visible shake on the green light.
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09/08/2011 12:35:31 PM
Beautiful, Robert! It looks fantastic big. I think it is cool how in the big version you can see the slight shake of the camera (on the green light at middle left), it makes the whole thing very real to me. I love the colours too.
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09/08/2011 11:30:32 AM
Wow 12 seconds hand held! Very well done!
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09/08/2011 10:24:35 AM
Wonderful capture , Bear !!!!
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09/08/2011 09:38:52 AM
Congratulations on such a high placement. 12 seconds?!? Wow, that's a steady set of hands!
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09/08/2011 07:56:44 AM
Oh my!!! Fantastic!!!! Huge congrats on the top 10!
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09/08/2011 07:42:55 AM
Wow I'd love to be able to capture something like this one day. Stunning! Love that sky too. Congrats on the top 10!
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09/08/2011 06:30:41 AM
near biblical shot. great result.
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09/08/2011 06:06:14 AM
This is gorgeous. Twelve seconds? You are a statue. Amazing capture.
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09/08/2011 03:39:06 AM
what a sky! but hand-held for 12 sec?! you must be kidding me... or you pressed the camera against something. congrats Bear!
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09/08/2011 02:05:25 AM
Stunning sky and amazing for hand held! Congrats on an excellent score and placement!
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09/08/2011 01:41:31 AM
Sensational, Bear!!!!! Congrats on the top 10!! Go Ephemera!
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09/08/2011 01:38:52 AM
Spectacular shot, how this gets less than a 6 is beyond me. You deserved better.
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09/08/2011 12:45:00 AM
Well done on 6th place for this ripper shot.
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09/08/2011 12:34:54 AM
Wow, Robert. I just zoomed in so it filled my screen, and ... wow. Congrats!
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09/08/2011 12:28:01 AM
Phew! 12s! Must be some kind of a record for handheld shots :)
I'd love to see this on a wall.
Congrats on the FS top 10.
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09/08/2011 12:18:14 AM
Killer shot Bear... Congrats!
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09/08/2011 12:16:15 AM
Great one bear, how did you hold that for 12 seconds ? I have problems with 1/20s
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09/08/2011 12:06:11 AM
12 SECONDS HAND HELD?!?!
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09/08/2011 12:03:50 AM
Hey, nice finish! Beautiful shot.
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09/08/2011 12:03:46 AM
Hand held ?! !??!?!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2011 10:38:19 PM
Wow, what timing and the focus it great. (voted earlier)
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09/07/2011 09:12:54 PM
Breathtaking!
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09/07/2011 05:18:13 AM
I love the picture but not the border. It competes with your horizontal horizon.
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09/06/2011 10:27:45 AM
Waht a beautiful strike. Lovely
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09/06/2011 03:52:46 AM
Great capture!
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09/05/2011 08:57:00 PM
now thats a lightning capture. very crisp.
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09/04/2011 04:50:56 PM
Awesome! Clouds and dark purplish color are a lovely complement to the perfectly captured lightning! I like the simplicity, also!
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09/04/2011 11:38:16 AM
WOAH. THat is fantastic. The textures of the clouds! WOAH - it's a shame we can't really appreciate this BIG on canvas. Great shot. 10
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09/04/2011 08:16:53 AM
Awesome capture. Great timing and oodles of patience. Hope it hits front page.
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09/02/2011 06:50:10 AM
Clouds texture and its tone give 3D view to this beautiful image.
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09/01/2011 05:01:49 PM
Woah! Beautiful composition and perfect exposure! Very angry and sinister clouds unleashing their master weapon! Delightful! Wish you'd used a border that's less bold or no border at all on this one.
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