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Thrice

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What can I say about this one. I had two cameras (a digital and a film) right next two each other, both on pods, both snapping away. As soon as one exposure would end I would start the next one up as soon as possible. It was dollar movie night at the Wehrenberg theaters in town. You had to get to the theaters WAY early to get a ticket, so this was our second theater and it actually had tickets still available, so we had like an hour and a half or 2 hours or something to wait. I was with my friend Jay. So this storm started brewing, with a great view from the back almost parking garage area of the theater. I ran back to my car and got all my gear and came back, found my spot on the small grassy hill and started shooting.

My most fun moment in extreme weather photography. Its very easy to catch weather like that here in Missouri, the hard part is following the storm and getting a good angle on it.

Wish I could do a lot more weather photography like this.
Image size
506x700px 101.15 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70
Shutter Speed
25/1 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
18 mm
Date Taken
May 1, 2006, 8:30:10 PM
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art-deviStudent Traditional Artist
I tried to capture lightning once & all I got after 300 or more shots was a faint bolt but this one is just amazing :clap:
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gokuyertProfessional Photographer
tripod and long exposures! If you want to photograph lightning then a tripod or a flat steady surface are a must!
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art-deviStudent Traditional Artist
yeah, I was a novice then, my first month with my new camera :)
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mattslentzProfessional
this is unreal I still haven't got a lightning photo I am impressed with you did good!
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gokuyertProfessional Photographer
thanks a bunch :)
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overseer Digital Artist
Excellent capture. Weather is very intriguing, as is all nature, because it just... well, happens!
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gokuyertProfessional Photographer
and its so great when it 'happens' in a way that works out perfectly for you!
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overseer Digital Artist
Excellent capture. Weather is very intriguing, as is all nature, because it just... well, happens!
purplesnow's avatar
Saweeet capture!
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gokuyertProfessional Photographer
haha, thanks a bunch :)
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artyandyProfessional
Cool!

Dammit, we don't get that many decent thunder storms over here. The two that we have, i've been out and about trying to get some shots, and didn't get a flippin' thing!
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gokuyertProfessional Photographer
patience and a tripod......mostly a tripod
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QwikDrah General Artist
I've looked at this shot several times, and one thing I just noticed was how the reflections on the asphalt mirror the two largest bolts. It really helps bring the ethereal clouds together with the hard reality of the ground. And I still can't get past how well the color saturation and contrast ended up.
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gokuyertProfessional Photographer
thank you!

If it hadn't been for those street lamps I would have gotten GREAT reflections, grrrr
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QwikDrah General Artist
Yeah, I hear ya. When I have the time to plan I try to get as far away from light pollution as possible, but I rarely catch the storms early enough to do so.

Still, it's got a nice urban feel and you kept those streetlights under control so they didn't take over the image.
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gokuyertProfessional Photographer
thank you again, very kind of you
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JM-PhotographicsHobbyist Photographer
Holy crap....that's just plain amazing!
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gokuyertProfessional Photographer
haha, thanks, I wish I could say I was decent at taking these types of photos though, but I havent gotten any good ones since then. Sad day, ha
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JM-PhotographicsHobbyist Photographer
You're too modest! Keep it up man!
firefly6's avatar
I've done one lightning shoot and it was a long time waiting just to get one shot that I liked. Haven't tried again...maybe I should. Think we are finally drying out for awhile tho.
I'm on the other side of Missouri :)
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gokuyertProfessional Photographer
ya, the storms wont be as violent, though I wasnt impressed with the storms we had this season
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We had a few decent ones here. But mostly just lots of rain!
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This is ridiculous! Awesome capture!
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gokuyertProfessional Photographer
thank ya kindly :)
I was hoping I'd get something that turned out
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