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Caught this last ngiht as I was getting ready for work--I set the camera on the dash of my truck set it for 30 second exposures and remotely fired it through the windhield with my wireless remote as I did my pre-trip inspection. Every time I got near the window I'd fire the remote. I got good and soaked before I got my inspections done :raincloud: Got to drive 450 miles with soaked underwear :doh: Anybody got any baby powder? :lmao:

The strange things you see in the image are reflections and rain streaks from the wipers :laughing:

I got several shots but this is the only one that will make ot to DA and it will probably go to scraps soon since there is that horrible power pole covering a large portion of the lightning.

At least I got a severe weather fix :eager:

:rofl:

Thanks for looking , commenting and faving :thanks:
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erene Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Amazing colours!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Thank you Erene :heart:
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erene Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
My pleasure :hug:
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HA91 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That power pole with the lightning behind it is almost symbolic :O I find it utterly cool, please don't scrap it! :eager:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
On your request--this shall not be scrapped :bow: :lol: I'm glad you see the symbolism in this shot Hira--it's one of the only reasons i posted it ;) Thank you my friend :thanks:
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HA91 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome John! :hug:
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marzguy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Shame about the pole. It is a wonderful bolt.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Yeah--I totally forgot about those darn poles :shakefist: Now, if the bolt had *hit* the pole THAT would have been something :plotting:

Thanks Mark
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice capture! :thumbsup:
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TasteTheRainbowXD Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous! My friend and I were lightning hunting, And we caught some good ones. They're not clear like this one, though. Great job!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Very cool! I hope you're planning on posting some of them :nod: Basically, a tripod is almost a must for lightning shooting or a really stable place to set the camera :thumbsup: Thanks :thanks:
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TasteTheRainbowXD Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree. My main problem is, I've had my camera for less than a year and I still don't know how to use all of its settings and what not. But hopefully I will get the hang of it soon, because.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
I know you're shooting a Nikon Coolpix but which one? There may be an instructional DVD out there that will help. I just bought a set of them for my new camera--I learn better by seeing rather than reading. Anyway--keep fiddling with it and you'll get better and better :thumbsup:
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TasteTheRainbowXD Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Bahhh, I'm too lazy to get up and look at it right now. lol. It's the newer version one, which probably means nothing.. But, I keep messing with it and most of the time I figure it out. I'm just scared I'm going to screw everything up like I did with my last camera...luckily for me, I've already located the reset everything button. :D!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
If your camera has a manual mode set it like this for lightning at night:

Apeture--about f7 or 9. Depending on how much ambient light there is--you may have to stop down even smaller to f 11 or f 16 if it's fairly light out.
shutter--30 seconds (if it will do that--some point and shoots don't go that high so just go as long as it will go)
ISO--200
manual focus--if it has that feature, focus on some bright object like a distant street light or even the moon.

Hope that helps some :)
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TasteTheRainbowXD Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That should help amazingly John! Thank you so much you are awesome.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
You're welcome :)
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allenjmiller Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
nice. these are always fun to catch
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
:nod: Agreed--got a little too close a couple nights later though :omg: Thanks Allen
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Richie-x-pressions Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
you caught it!! :highfive:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
:highfive: Thank you Emily :)
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Richie-x-pressions Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
you're welcome :heart:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
:omfg: Great capture ! :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Thank you :bow: :highfive:
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Gorgeous :wow:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm yet to get a chance to photograph lightning John, you did well with this through the windscreen:-)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thanks Malcolm :) Did the best I could--I didn't have any plastic bags to wrap my camera with :D (imagine that in this country :giggle:)
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
We still have plenty of them here John but they are trying to get rid of them!
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I can`t remember the last time I saw fork lighting here,seems years and years ago,it`s very impressive to watch too :eager:
Very good and intuitive job on this one John,yeah shame about the pole but that`s nature ain`t it,never plays ball,does whatever the hell it wants :slow:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Thanks brother :thanks:

I think I would go mad if there was only rain and no lightning to go with it :crazy:

You're right about nature doing whatever it wants--the night before there were storms north and east of here that hit a town called Dupree with a 'tornado swarm' which is multiple vortices from the same supercell. Lots of damage :( I started out going after that storms cell but turned back when i saw it would outrun me. I may go up there today and see if I can help with the clean up.
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
We rarely have storm damage like that here,hope it`s not too bad,good on ya for helping if you can Pal :thumbsup:
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Zakily Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Student Writer
OMG!You did magnificent shot!:) Congratulations my dear friend!:clap: :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Thank you Wishko :manhug: If only those poles weren't there :lol: Maybe next time :thumbsup:
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Well, this is for sure a Senior Lightning!!

Now ... WHY, why was that column there and exactly there ????? :crying:
Was the lightning trying to hide ??? :?
:lol:
:icontardglompplz:

P.S. Never mention walking with wet underwear... makes me remember once I had to go miles with wet jeans!!!!!! :no::rofl:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I think the storm was a little shy--or passive/agressive I'm not sure which :giggle:

:iconlightningplz:

:fear::sprint:

I bet there are lots of wet underwear stories out there :rofl: I have several :nod:

Thank you Manwathiell :iconkittylickyouplz:
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
:glomp::icontardglompplz::huggle:
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rafinerija Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Nicey! :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
:aww: Thank you Diana :bow:
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:iconlaurakatephotography:
I was here for that storm...here meaning Rapid City lol. I went out and tried to get some lightening shots and epically failed but I did get some cool shots of the storm clouds :)

Awesome lighting shot! Too bad about the pole :(
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Really? Very cool! It's always cool to have great shooters like you in Rapid City :thumbsup: It was a wild one wasn't it? Lots of lightning earlier but I was still snoozing :sleep: Got up around 1:30 A.M. to go to work and found the storm still churning. If you're familiar with Rapid City a bit this was taken just off I-90 exit 61 near Menards.

I had forgotten about the power lines and poles until I saw this on the LCD :lol: :shrug: hopefully, there will be more storms in places without powerlines :giggle: Thank you Laura :thanks:

Did you see the wreckage that used to be Dupree after the tornado swarm the other night? :( The Journal had a cell phone pic someone took of multiple vortices that night.
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:iconlaurakatephotography:
It was such a cool storm! I'm putting up my shots of the storm right now. They aren't as good as I'd like but...:shrug: I guess practice makes perfect.

No I didn't see the wreckage in Dupree! I'm gonna have to look up those pics, it sounds intense!
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Canankk Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Wow!! Great capture! :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Thank you Canan :bow: :thanks:
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Peug Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
I don't have the courage to catch one of those beauties John:lol: great work:clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Sure you do Paulo :nod: Last summer I came withing a hundred yards of being struck by a bolt :fear: I had a healthy respect for lightning already but that was just a reminder to never forget that respect ;) It was the greatest adrenaline rush I ever had--no drink or drug could ever be better :aww:

So, as a result of that, i now try to do my lightning shooting under cover :giggle:

Thank you Paulo :thanks:
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Peug Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
But it's one of the things i would love to try to catch:D
You're very welcome:D
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
:thumbsup::nod: Great!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Thank you brother Andrey :thanks:
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rdalpes Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
nice lightning !
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D40
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34/1 second
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F/13.0
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55 mm
ISO Speed
200
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Jun 17, 2010, 2:29:28 AM
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