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Sep 5, 2013, 8:11:23 AM
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Drive by Corvidae65 Drive by Corvidae65

So many title choices ripped from songs for this shot but so little creativity from me.  I guess my brain has finally turned to mush from so many miles in that Blue Freightshaker.  The best and most beautiful moments for me in trucking is when I get an opportunity like this one--shot was taken east of Gillette, Wyoming.  I drove through that storm 70 miles from Buffalo, Wyoming in a mad attempt to get in front of it.  This time I got what I wanted...The storm wasn't moving faster than my truck! :lol:

This storm was laying down wicked cool lightning every few seconds--this was a 30 second exposure and you can see how many bolts in that timeframe.  One of the very best storms of the 2013 year I got to shoot.  I've another shot from a different angle that the company I drive for used in some advertising.  It was kind of cool to see one of my shots in print media even if I didn't get paid.  I probably won't post that shot--at least, not for a while. 

Holy Crimeny!  A DD!  This was a very welcome and pleasant surprise after a long, cold day on the road!  Thank you to :iconbokehlight: for suggesting this as a DD and to :iconanoya: for featuring it and thank you to everyone who has viewed, commented on or faved this.  I appreciate it more than any of you know! :thanks:

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Given 2014-02-06
Drive by Corvidae65 ( Suggested by BokehLight and Featured by Anoya )
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations for the DD, it is SO well deserved for this brilliant beautiful and amazing capture!!  :clap:
malavoie Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2014
What an awesome shot. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. This also speaks of knowing your subject matter: that if you got ahead of the storm you might get some good shots, what exposure to use, etc.
MAGNYFI Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
stunning ,just stunning
peterpateman Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Dramatic shot, really well done! :clap:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Thank you :)  It's off my bucket list of shots now :phew:
peterpateman Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome, I wonder what's next? ;)
ranchforman Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Ill bet you danced like a drunken pirate when you seen how utterly incredible this shot came out.

I sat there all slackjawed..
for ten minutes. . And just stared.
My girl asked if I was lookin at boobies.. hahahaaaa...
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Well, hello there J. P.!  damn good to see you! :handshake:  Yeah, you're right--I was whoopin' and hollerin' and everybody passing by on the interstate thought I was having an infarction or something! :laughing: 

Thanks for the kudos--you're part of the reason this shot came out so good you know :nod:  I've always wanted my stuff to be close to par with yours so you liking this enough to skip some boobies really means a lot to me, pard!  Thank you! 
ranchforman Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Close to par.. haha.. buddy, you have surpassed me, im still in the kiddies pool . But hey, I woulda gave a boot heel to seen ya dancin out there in front of that truck.

Damn good to see you too.. ya I was lookin over some books and found yours... made the smile and was thankful for good people like you.
JCapela Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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