A summer storm was passing through eastern Nebraska and I grabbed my camera to "attempt" to take pictures of lightning. After numerous unsuccessful attempts, I was about to call it quits. This happens to be one of the last photos I took. The lightning struck just before the shutter closed and I actually thought I'd missed it. I'll never forget how loud the ensuing thunder was.
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djanloo (422) 2006-10-31 12:38
GREAT capture, Jovan!
and welcome to TE
it's a very good picture, not easy at all, i suppose!
very sharpened lightning indeed
Vanni (172) 2006-10-31 12:39
Nice photo. Your efforts were paid back. The thunder must have been close. I wonder if it left a whole in the ground. lol
linask (2930) 2006-10-31 12:54
Very good lightning photo - it's close enough, bright and clear. Also very good exposure control - the sky is not totally dark but not over-exposed either.
I have tried to take some lightning photos, but all the time lightnings were too far and hardly visible in the photo.
dragonslayero (3116) 2006-10-31 13:36
Hello Jovan, welcome to TE!
Very amazing shot for your first post, magnificent.
Good composition, lighting is nice, the lonely trees and the empty road works great.
sothy81 (9582) 2006-10-31 13:37
Hello Jovan, This is an amazingly powerful picture. You captured it at right time. Your attempt was sucessful. I love it. Good work. Greeting from Texas. Sothy
Silvio1953 (126846) 2006-10-31 14:14
Hi Jovan magic picture of this lightning, great colors, beautiful photo, welcome on TE ciao Silvio
tjanze (5674) 2006-10-31 15:01
0,5 sec for this photo and you catch the lightning.Wow! In my country says more lucky then brains and I didnt mean something bad.
It is fantastic photo.Good light and composition.
UnTrained (0) 2006-10-31 16:18
great - well done.
mdetay (4865) 2006-10-31 18:15
Well done. Good POV and colors.
Cheers from Hong Kong.
Manuel1982 (1142) 2006-11-01 4:45
welcome to TE. It´s a great shot, good sharpness and colours. You caught the right moment.
Davidh34 (838) 2006-11-01 5:07
Fantastic shot, you can almost feel the heat from that strike. Great effort.
jwright (260) 2006-11-13 19:20
Nice job. I have a similar photo you should check out. You may try using a tripod with a remote and setting the shutter to bulb. Take a guess at when lightning may hit and before it does hit the bulb then leave it on for a bit. It works pretty well.
captainsgirl (3448) 2006-12-01 12:06
wow! Well worth the effort! Thats a great catch!
Thanks for your comments on my photo " Peaceful Twighlight" :o)
mandylion (124) 2007-04-28 4:19
OH... MY... GOD!!! WOW!!!
kri54 (1515) 2007-06-23 2:57
superbe éclair, le cadrage, la lumière tout est parfait, très bel éclairage de la route
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-02-04 7:00
You are brave Photographer and have fantastic reflex.
Unearthly light, certainly.
- Copyright: Jovan Popovacki (consltgiccg) (75)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-29
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/5.0, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-31 12:36
- Favorites: 6 [view]