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Lightning at the Palouse by djniks97 Lightning at the Palouse by djniks97

After shooting a very disappointing, completely cloudy sunset from Steptoe Butte, I was about to pack and leave when I saw a couple of stormchasers arriving at the spot and overheard them talking about lightning. So I thought, why not, and drove down a bit and started shooting several 30 sec exposures. This was the best one of the lot. Wish it was composed better, but I haven't learnt how to predict lightning strikes... yet! ;-)
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
like it alot
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Simili84 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
incredible shot, love the soft tones :D
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djniks97 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a bunch!! :hug:
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OnTheMarkPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot --- love the color and our location. So cool!
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djniks97 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! :)
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r0xAsTheNoboDy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
very impressive! those are hard to catch, and the slight diffuse glow is a nice touch. :)
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djniks97 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! The diffuse was natural... from the moist lens lol! But I liked the effect! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous capture! :)
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djniks97 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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andmil Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Photographer
Nicely done!! I'd say your a quick learner.
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djniks97 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! :)
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veinne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Photographer
Even if the composition isn't exactly top-notch, as Rhythmiku has previously stated, it's pretty hard to capture a lightning shot, and you did a pretty good job here :)
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djniks97 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a bunch! :)
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Rhythmiku Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Not bad! It's pretty difficult to predict lightning, but this shot is actually pretty dang lucky. You've got a cg (cloud-to-ground) and a cc (cloud-to-cloud) here. AT THE SAME TIME.
OuO
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djniks97 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, I didn't know those jargons! Thank you! :)
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Rhythmiku Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
You're welcome! Meteorology is a little fascination of mine. :D
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IncyVortex Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing capture of the lighting!
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djniks97 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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DelmiNjork Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Amazing! I love lightning pictures
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djniks97 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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August 11, 2012
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
70 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Jul 15, 2011, 8:27:16 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
Sensor Size
10mm