This was taken from the Sydney Opera House. Ten minutes later we were running for cover.
Tech: adjusted levels & contrast, cropped and sharpened. that's all.
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rjamin (1169) 2002-10-18 2:03
Very cool colors even without the lightning. With the lightning it is awesome.
Regarding composition, I prefer to have more part of the bridge at the right side.
hiro (34) 2002-10-22 19:39
Beautiful mix of colors, especially with the lightning. I'd also prefer to see the other bridge tower.
erwinus (197) 2002-11-18 13:24
Special athmosphere, nice composition I like the lighted bridgeframe!!
adam (860) 2002-11-25 1:59
Absolutely stunning shot. The different color lights reflecting onto the water adds a nice touch.
syair (250) 2002-11-26 17:39
I like the iluminating of the cloud by the lighting, gives a lot to this shot.
adamcl (61) 2003-03-04 23:35
Wow - great shot. Catching the Lightning too... fantastic!!
AdrianW (2274) 2003-03-26 22:11
Amazing shot - I wish I'd taken it! Along with everyone else I'd have preferred to have more of the right hand column, but nevertheless - Wow :-D
nmess (2301) 2003-06-15 22:45
Wow, lovely colors and great timing. I wished more of the right hand side were not cut off, but very nice all the same.
mariogil (113) 2003-08-10 12:46
Fantastic colors and composition!
This is a very difficult subject.
xhoss (88) 2003-08-29 12:07
Great shot - nice timing and composition. I'm not sure how you could make this better, just very pleasing to look at.
angel (34) 2003-08-29 20:42
WOW !!!! Are you a professional ? this is awesome picture with 2 lightning...unbelievable
riodda (617) 2003-09-16 11:05
Really a gorgeous picture on one of the world's most breath taking cityscapes.
The only improvement would have been second shoot more on the right side to be able to stitch a panorama (or a wider lens).
I love really this picture indeed.
pcostas (321) 2003-09-26 3:43
The foto is excellent, one of my favorites here!
I only wish it was a bigger size. I can't tell if this is the product of collage or too much PS work, but it doesn't matter anyhow
Malvinna (40) 2003-10-13 13:01
Dinyar (704) 2003-10-15 23:09
Great Photograph. Beautiful timing with the lightning.
Liora (1857) 2003-12-13 23:31
Ok, so I decided to look at photos from the "end" of the website... and came across this one. This is THE most amazing photo I saw on Trekearth yet. The photo itself is superb and as your subject was a thunderstorm, it's even more impressinve.
Everything here is simply excellent.
marcchia (199) 2004-01-20 8:55
Great shot. Rare chance to capture this. Clouds really looks like a electron cloud discharging down to earth. Quite surreal. Well done.
Mrg (825) 2004-01-23 19:57
I like bridges and i like night shots so...realy like this one.Sorry we can´t see the right side of the bridge.
cecile (4193) 2004-02-17 13:29
ta photo est très très belle, tout y est... les lumières, les reflets sur l'eau, un ciel parfait... j'admire ton travail!
bigric (2873) 2004-02-26 18:11
How do you time it so well? Great job.
CoolDan (2516) 2004-03-13 6:58
Très jolies couleurs et réflexion. Très belle scène de nuit magnifiquement bien omposée. Nice job Mike.
volunteer123 (244) 2004-03-16 3:15
nice shot :)
great colors and these lightnings are fantastic
i can't imagine how to catch them :)
thanks for sharing
DavidX (327) 2004-05-30 10:57
LisaDE (159) 2004-07-20 2:19
Definately a photo to be proud of, I've seen alot of pictures of the Harbour Bridge but this one has to be one of the best so far, stunning work
danbachmann (1746) 2004-07-20 10:38
This one is super! I only wish it was a little bigger. The clouds, bridge and reflections off the water... great!
ciggiebarbie (238) 2004-08-17 11:49
Everything about this photo is great. As an Australian, I am proud to see the one (very well) known landmark of my country photographed in such a beautiful way. Well Done!
Tone (101) 2004-08-31 16:12
yeah i agree there could be better composition if you had more bridge, but this is a one in a million shot. how perfect can it be? great photo, i'd like a hires original photo to zoom in and be a little closer. one of my favorites thanks
looksimple (96) 2004-09-01 16:08
A very nice picture from a city i love...thanks for sharing with us...
Xalkida (11744) 2004-11-17 12:14
Outstanding photo of a very special and hard to shot time! The lighting is fantastic!
anakin (2775) 2005-01-09 10:48
Fantastica foto nocturna ,muy buena.Una buena captura dificil de conseguir.
Very well done
matikrimerman (919) 2005-01-24 20:47
wow!!! what a great shot! it's a pitty u didn't post a large version. and to think u used a film camera to take it ( i mean u coudlnt take 100 pictures to have one right)
Timmok (802) 2005-05-13 11:17
Superb picture Mike. The colours and reflects are beautiful and you have been lucky enough to catch the lightnings in these parts of the frame. The framing is also pretty nice. Thanks for sharing ;o)
sayzey (2358) 2005-07-01 8:26
Wow superb photo, very well captured! Not often you see lightening strike like this!!
Very well done, the only thing I woudl say is that its a bit small or are you purposely not using the full allowance to avoid piracy?
Either way you can still see what makes this such a special photo.
pawelen (92) 2005-09-24 9:01
just great!!! don't know what to say...
rajhema (1903) 2005-10-13 14:22
Glorious capture Mike. Well timed. Colors have come pretty good and the lightning is sharp.
Runs (1072) 2005-11-18 11:14
Très belle palette de couleurs grâce aux supers reflets sur l'eau. Bravo aussi pour avoir su combiner ces couleurs avec les deux superbes éclairs en arrière plan ainsi que la lourdeur menaçante des nuages. Good Job !
alexwolf (0) 2005-12-08 9:41
Absolutely stunning shot. Beautiful timing with the lightning.
I only wish it was a bigger size.
manoj_s_babu05 (9) 2005-12-08 21:29
vhemmati (616) 2006-08-18 0:51
The perfect composition for this very nice capturing of lightning.
Discaciate (129) 2006-08-20 14:34
Wow! What a great image. The photo would be great if it was only about the bridge. It would have been pretty good if it was about the lightining.
But with the two in this harmonic composition... The photo gets simply OUTSTANDING.
Congratulations. You sure took a memorable image. In my own opinion, maybe there is a bit too much water on the composition. The lower space of the photo is a little dead for my like. But thats just a VERY small thing.
Beaconx (81) 2006-08-20 14:58
Very dramatic catch. It would even look better if the light did not blow out on the tower in the middle which attracts more attention than it deserves. Loved the colors.
Brendon (285) 2006-08-29 2:20
Well, what more can we add here. You have a spectacular shot with great lighting/reflections, nice stormy clouds in the rear, and two bolts of lightning to boot. I wish you had this as a panorama. That would cap it off. Perfect! 2 points +
What was the exposure time, do you recall!
alfreherrero (1000) 2007-05-20 10:10
Espectacular panoramica la que has conseguido, buenos colores y buen punto de vista. Un saludo.
pally3100 (3413) 2007-06-04 1:01
beautifull picture take in a very moment
good realisation in this spécial mood
Henri in Belgium Liège
pratiwi (77) 2007-07-20 3:34
Right moment to shot. Good lighting. Though miss some part of the bridge in the right, but it's great.
vmukherjee (612) 2008-08-27 7:32
Great shot! The colours, composition, lighting, all look awesome.
sboorla (30) 2009-02-24 14:09
Well beautiful would have loved see a cruiser in the water.
Eicas (12) 2009-05-25 6:08
Look like the part of the bridge was struck. For me, if the bride was raised or lowered a little, it would be more of effect.
tmsfan (80) 2010-02-18 17:28
Hello Mike, you did an excellent job capturing the lightning in this shot. Beautifully composed, good night shot of the city. Well done.
- Copyright: Mike Chachich (mdchachi) (1617)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-11-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5, Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Australia
- Theme(s): bridges, Lightning / Atmospheric Phenomena, Australian citiscapes at night, the lightning and storm, Les villes la nuit, Bridges I, Nightshot, 2 climate worlds in 1 shot, Ponts du monde, Sydney Harbour, My Favorite Shots, 'more photos that I'd like to remember (VI), The Best of Australia, Natural Phenomena [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2002-10-16 22:15
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