After some days without posting, here is my last post in 2007, wishing you a
HAPPY NEW YEAR
with excellent weather to your life!
Keep in your mind that even when in the thunderstorms, with lots of lightnings around you, there is always a good way to see the world, finding a nice POV... you just need to look around and find it. Think about good perspectives!
DO YOU KNOW?
BRASIL IS THE LIGHTNING BOLT WORLD CHAMPION. IT IS THE COUNTRY WHERE MORE LIGHTNING BOLT OCCURS IN THE WORLD.
THE DAMAGES TO THE LIGHT COMPANIES REACHES U$500.0000.000,00 PER YEAR.
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Floydian (30970) 2007-12-30 14:42
Absolute great shot, what a stunning exposure you got here. The lightning in the clouds is to good to be true, what an amazing capture here. 30 seconds was perfect, also for some colour in the night sky. Really good composed with the house in front...perfect.
Wishing you a happy new year and stay focused ;-)
Alain (300) 2007-12-30 15:48
Fantastic shot of the lightning in the cloud. There is still color in thew sky and on the roof of the house. It is also neat that there was light inside the house.
klennon79 (0) 2007-12-30 16:08
Very nice capture. The sky is amazing with stars and thunder clouds. Nice exposure as well. have a great new year!
oreyd (437) 2007-12-30 18:41
what a powerful foto... congrats!
Cormac (26545) 2007-12-30 19:35
Fantastic image! The multiple lightening strikes really make this special, even awe inspiring. I've never been able to get even one lightening strike in a shot, so this is very impressive. Superb work!
PJE (20758) 2007-12-30 19:51
Hello Jose. I have to honestly say that this is perhaps one of the best photos I have seen on this site for some time. I really love how the clouds have come alive with internal light. And the lighting!!! is amazing! Excellent timing...wonderful lighting...and one of your best Jose!!!
Happy New Year to you too and thanks so much for sharing!
shevchenko (19051) 2007-12-30 20:37
An amazing night shoot, good pov to show the natural phenomenen behind the resident house, great colour and lighting, distinct image to show the stars hanging on the dark sky too, well done.
Happry New Year 2008 !
partha (14020) 2007-12-30 21:09
WOW, so great shot. its the reward for your patience.Wonderful sky, excellent combination of the flash and the artificial light.
vincz (19099) 2007-12-31 1:16
This is really an amazing one! Excellent exposure, perfect colours. What a wonder. I wish you a happy new year Jose!
paura (47166) 2007-12-31 2:06
Belíssima, Zeca. Uma das mais belas fotos do TE.
Para as minhas favoritas, direto.
delkoo (68) 2007-12-31 2:09
Truly beautiful , really great mood there and this one shows how light conditions are important in photography, The exposure and focus are perfect.
lasscor (7640) 2007-12-31 2:47
Great thunder shot and excellent note for this upcoming new year.
I wish you all the best for you and your family for 2008.
siamesa (27703) 2007-12-31 3:02
Acabaram minhas carinhas, mas eu não resisti. Esta foto está mais do que bela. Está fantástica.Minha nossa! D+. Of course favorites.
PS. um green smile mais do que merecido.
Luciana (2269) 2007-12-31 4:41
Que foto mais fantástica...!!
Nem parece real de tão lindo e bem composto.
E as luzes e os raios. Eu amei!
Um bom ano para você e para os seus!!
Da amiga trekeana, Luciana.
bostankorkulugu (41838) 2007-12-31 5:20
fantastic one zeca... the sky is one of a kind, looks so powerful indeed... a real good job, i like it...
may all your dreams come true in 2008...
Gerrit (43775) 2007-12-31 6:26
great natural fireworks.
Have a great year,
jwmunro (286) 2007-12-31 8:03
Ola Jose -
What can I say but WOW! This is really an impressive image with the lightning in the BG and just enough detail in the FG to breakup the black. I am really at a loss for words - just stunning.
Thank you sharing.
dlevy23 (2018) 2007-12-31 8:09
Hi Jose, this is a gret photo. You capture the right time where the lighting was going to strike. Nice colors and composition.
prezntime (3946) 2007-12-31 16:54
Jose, that's impressive...So dynamic. Love the house in the foreground. Most people would be happy with capturing that type of cloud/lightening effect, but the composition here is excellent. The silhoutted house in the foreground and the outstanding colors...super tight work.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-01-01 6:28
Uma foto magnifica para comemorar o Novo Ano. Os detalhes sao excelentes, o controlo da luz perfeito.
Um grande abraço e um Excelente 2008
pablominto (53744) 2008-01-01 6:36
Amazing atmosphere created by the storm and strange light!
A well balanced composition, I don't mind inclusion of the house but this image could live well without it...
And I wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR to come your way!
Seasonal greetings from a chilly Norway,
nivaldo (15415) 2008-01-01 15:08
"Depois da tempestade vem a bonança..."
(After the storm the lull, the calm...)
- Já ouvia do meu saudoso pai!
FELIZ 2008, Zeca, a sua fotografia fechou com chave de ouro! Parabéns!
Bluejeans (64247) 2008-01-02 3:21
Está simplesmente fantastica esta tua foto, 30 segundos com abertura em 3.5 ficou incrivel , os relampagos nas nuvens estão demais , gostei muito da casa em primeiro plano , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom ano de 2008
Stepan (27210) 2008-01-02 22:32
I hope 2008 won't be that dark, but I'm OK for the beauty... Great realization, especially the light management and the moment you shot. Stunning...
Wish you all the best for 2008.
pboehringer (770) 2008-01-03 7:03
Zecao, nao e que eu estou vendo um urso ao lado da porta. Coitado do bixinho, ta com um medo desgracado deste temporal com todos estes relampagos e trovao. A foto ficou fantastica! Digna de virada de ano e muito obrigado pelas dicas de como chega a fazer uma foto desta qualidade.
Tenha boas ferias em Floripa e bota esta maquina para funcionar!
patdeph (35748) 2008-01-03 7:16
this is a fantastic shot!The beauty of the clouds with lightnings inside is incredible!I also like the part of the sky where we can see some stars!The house with its lightened windows is a superb foreground!Congratulations!
have a nice day.
batalay (34575) 2008-01-03 10:30
This is an image with extra dimensions, with a surreal atmosphere. the glow in the clouds and the lightning all collaborating to make it a compelling and memorable photograph. The light through the windows is also very effective. Your advice is very good about using the light of the lightning to illuminate the scene.
Warm regards and a New Year marked by health, happiness, hope and prosperity.
jaywalker (16095) 2008-01-03 14:20
Hi Jose, STUNNING, that was the first word I said when I sore this photo, the atmosphere is electric, kind regards Wilson. A great shot to end the year with, all the best for the future.
emilbo (22256) 2008-01-03 14:27
Une merveilleuse photo digne d'un grand photographe et bien choisie pour la nouvelle année. l'éclairage est fantastique, un plaisir pour les yeux. Bonne composition et superbes couleurs.
Félicitations!... et Bonne Année 2008,
Scharan (14144) 2008-01-03 17:35
Cada vez melhor...parabéns!
Esta foto está simplismente INCRÍVEL!
Feliz 2008, muita paz e muitas fotos!
Docarmo (9639) 2008-01-04 10:41
Linda imagem, num momento decisivo mesmo!
Trabalho de mestre!
E uma nota muito bem bolada e simpática.
Obrigada e feliz ano novo pra você e os seus também.
Maria do Carmo
DKarine (3903) 2008-01-05 11:14
Wouahou!!! A magnificent thunderstorm, which illuminates all the clouds surroundings the lumires of the chalet gives the festive tone!
Happy new year too
Flavia (10352) 2008-01-06 0:29
Especial esta aqui. Uma luz magnifica e muita tecnica para captar os raios. Um 2008 cheio de boas perspectivas para voce e sua familia, saude e amor. Do que mais precisamos?!!!
jvsb (1366) 2008-01-08 3:22
Primeiro, desejo um 2008 bem-aventurado para você e sua família, com muitas fotos para nós também...
Esta composição está digna da última foto do ano. Um céu noturno fantástico, com um cumulus nimbus respeitável. Você conseguiu capturar quatro relâmpagos fantasmagóricos descarregados dentro das nuvens e, ao mesmo tempo, um lindo céu de bonança estrelada no terço superior. A seqüência de raios e a linha definida pelos limites do CB está imponente e dá sensação de avançar com ímpeto sobre o chalé inerme. Aliás, excelente primeiro plano, bem enquadrado e iluminado.
Vejo que o controle da exposição ofereceu alguma restrição (abertura grande e ISO mais elevado): foi necessidade de tirar vários quadros, isolamento de um número razoável de raios ou ameaça de receber um na cabeça?
Buin (42256) 2008-01-09 7:16
This is a most impressive photo and as so often you show us a great meteorologic phenomenon. One nearly can't show a thunderstorm in a more impressive way. A fascinating photo indeed!
Greetings and all the best for you and yours from Germany!
Cretense (68681) 2008-01-16 8:18
Hi Zeca and Happy New Year (better late than ever!)
Extraordinary photo, with a fantastic atmosphere, a perfect way to say goodbye to 2007! Excellent composition, perfect timing and perfect light managmetn, trully a breathtaking photo! Congratulations!
Morac (27419) 2008-01-18 7:12
Absolute great shot,
Very nice capture. The sky is amazing with stars and thunder clouds.
Dyerco (10185) 2008-01-18 9:06
Well done with this shot Jose. You have caught the lightning just right. You even have stars showing.
Great exposure and POV.
Lika (268) 2008-01-18 10:09
Light and colors-amazing!
Happy New Year!
bucanas (2218) 2008-01-18 17:05
Ola Jose Augusto,
Nao podia ser melhor.Parabens.
angela926 (1884) 2008-01-18 20:23
A very beautiful and dramatic scene! good composition and very nice colors and light.
axiotea (21649) 2008-01-18 22:04
I don't know why I did not see this post before!
Love this overcast sky with the good capture of the thunders giving lots of dynamism to this beautiful scene! I can also see stars above the clouds...The house is a nice touch too!
Wish you all the best and a very good year!
Emile (20350) 2008-01-21 14:08
Superb night shot with the storm clouds and the magnificent lighting inside, excellent composition with the house in front, I like the way you got this picture with clear sky and stars in the foreground.
Sorry I missed it.
The best for you an your family in this 2008.
siolaw (38018) 2008-01-21 20:13
Nice to see you around! You caught a spectacular scene here! The swollen clouds with thunderbolts have a great luminosity. And the POV and compo are also nicely chosen... that makes for a good picture!
lilimih33 (9912) 2008-01-22 10:06
Hello Jose Augusto!
Fantastic sky and great capture on the night!
I wihs yiu a Happy New Year...with delay.
Leilani (1385) 2008-01-22 12:11
amazing scenery Jose! You've featured that nice house again :-) So impressive this shot, the lightening, stars, dark green of the landscape and the nice warm coloured roof. Rgds, Leilani
stego (22558) 2008-01-23 16:19
Parece que hoje somos 'vizinhos', como se costuma dizer no TE. :-)
Tem andado fugido... É bom vê-lo de volta.
Esta maravilha tinha-me escapado. Já nos acostumámos à sua mestria com a luz, qualquer que seja ela, mas esta consegue a proeza de se destacar das outras. Simplesmente fantástica!
Claro que a compo tb. merece que se lhe tire o chapéu!
Embora atrasado, feliz 2008 para si e para os seus.
Um abraço, José.
celmaleite (4970) 2008-01-23 16:52
Momento mágico, esplêndido, fantástico! Nitidez e iluminação sem comentários... Parabéns, parabéns, abraço!!
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-01-23 16:55
This is an excellent capture ... a natural firework display on New Years day ... can't get any better than this. Well timed shot and well composed. Excellent work! tfs
JCG (35129) 2008-01-23 21:55
Superb photograph, I like much. This storm creates a fabulous environment. The clear sky creates a surprising contrast. As for the composition with this house is splendid. Beautiful work of management of the lights. 10/10, cheer Jose and thank you for this beautiful photograph.
With all my friendships and my best wishes for the New Year's Day,
Angshu (54513) 2008-01-24 5:05
Stunning is the word which came to my mind first. The sky colours are brilliant. 30 second exposure is perfect to show the claws of lightning as they pierce thru the clouds. With the house in the FG, this is a fantastic compo. & as I said a superb picture!
jmdias (51983) 2008-01-24 16:01
o que faz esta imagem especial é o contraste dos relâmpagos com as estrelas e a luz da casa. realmente um flagrante fantástico e merece cada ponto que arrancou no TE
belido (19934) 2008-01-28 7:19
bom vamos correr atrás do prejuízo e bota prejuízo nisso. Está fantástica essa composição. Vejo dois motivos para um resultado tão surpreendente: técnica e paciência. Momento certeiro. Excelente!
cam (9041) 2008-01-31 4:44
Oh oh oh Jose
What a view!
Oppressing, this coming storm, is promising some rocky moments to come.
For now, it offers a great contrast to your foreground, and the internal light give the clouds texture and pattern,
Matthew-Watt (6043) 2008-01-31 19:57
Thank you for your critique, I always like to hear people's opinions. In your gallery, I could not pass by this incredible photograph. I have attempted to photograph lightning in the past and it is not as easy as you make it look. I have successfully taken fireworks photos but at least you can sort of predict when they are going to fire. Lightning is completely different; it is random and uncooperative to the photographer. There must have been a huge amount of energy in this storm cell to generate so many bolts in only 30 seconds. Congratulations, it is a staggeringly beautiful photo and one which I am sure you are immensely proud of.
scobert (5355) 2008-01-31 20:02
This is fantastic photography! You caught everthing going on. The nasty thunderstorm, the interior lights and even some of the stars. Amazing! You are always one for surprises and this photo blew me away. Congratulations for taking one of the most creative and unusual shots on the TE forum!
zmey (7335) 2008-02-02 1:24
Ola Jose Augusto
This is a magnificent piece, indeed. I love the ambience, the alignment of the lightnings in the background and the fairy-tale house (maybe a tad too centered for my taste. but just maybe) in the goreground. Looks like a masterful painting.
My compliments and TFS
crckt (7218) 2008-02-03 10:22
WOW! Fantastic shot! I am adding this to my favs. How did you manage such a wonderful light? The timing was excellent to get the lightning. The light coming out of the house adds to the drama. WONDERFUL!!
jmcl (14535) 2008-02-16 20:35
Hope you and yours are well.
What a wonderful image of small humanity against the infinity and power of nature .. absolutely tremendous.
anesugur (18789) 2008-02-20 14:11
Superb POV, nice light and exposure.
Best regards. Uğur
alainh (35579) 2008-03-06 23:13
a true pleasure discover your gallery. perfect exposition and use of the light. the 30 s are top and you magistraly captured these lightnings. magis, mysterious and top realisation. congratulations Jose
have a nice day
Isabelle (9046) 2008-04-29 17:18
Vi esta foto tua há alguns dias, na época em que postei a minha de Floripa e posso imaginar bem a felicidade que você deve ter sentido, a curiosidade e excitação para vê-la no computador...
Fabulosa, Zeca, e muito, muito inspiradora (se bem que a esta distância de uma tempestade, eu mesma não estaria lá fora!!)
mark_mk (266) 2008-06-18 8:19
well what a shot, you did an awesome job capturing the warmth of the house compared to the rough environment, the lightnings in the clouds look awesome, perfect handling of the exposure, perfect shot, simply wonderful.
Your gallery really inspires me and I feel I can learn a lot from you, thanks for sharing your images!
andywo (4723) 2009-05-11 6:11
I add it to my favourite.
Thanks for sharing
- Copyright: Jose A Hauer (zeca) (19762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-20
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5:5.6 II
- Exposure: f/3.5, 30 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2007-12-30 14:39
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