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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 )
:iconpinedrop:
Pinedrop Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Congratulations, John!  A fitting tribute to 'ol Blue and to you.  :clap:
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
...lov this bro

it so awesome...cheers...:lolly:

if i could give ya a 2nd fav...this is it...:)
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LENSE2 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning EXCELLENT
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:iconalebsi:
alebsi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
So beautiful! Absolutely amazing! 
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:iconcalugarul:
calugarul Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2015
one of the most awesome pictures i ever saw :)
and if you wouldn't  have commented on one of mine, never would find it :)
keep safe on the road, i love trucks and their drivers :)
oh, and as a later edit... it is my new wallpaper :)
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lucium55 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Electrifying shot!!!!!Herr Llama Emperor Herr Llama Emperor 
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foureyes Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Love +fav 
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
:blush:  :thanks:
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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: Awesome picture :iconfavbomb-plz:
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I really have no words for how amazing this photograph is. Truly inspirational. Congrats on your success with it!
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:iconmarshwood:
marshwood Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconsfaber95:
sfaber95 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing:)
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations for the DD, it is SO well deserved for this brilliant beautiful and amazing capture!!  :clap:
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:iconmalavoie:
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.
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:iconmagnyfi:
MAGNYFI Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning ,just stunning
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:iconpeterpateman:
peterpateman Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Dramatic shot, really well done! :clap:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Thank you :)  It's off my bucket list of shots now :phew:
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:iconpeterpateman:
peterpateman Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome, I wonder what's next? ;)
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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...
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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! 
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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.
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:iconjcapela:
JCapela Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship:
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:iconcharacter101:
character101 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahhhhmazing <3
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Sumie-the-Stormhorse Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Pity for that highlight, but composition is perfect :)
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Thank you :)  Ill take what I can get :thumbsup:
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digitalHD Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
That is a very cool shot! Love it! I've never tried shooting lightning but maybe this summer I'll give a shot. Well deserved DD. 
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Artist
Congrates!!!    very 8-)...
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Congratulations:heart:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
:thanks:Thank you :heart:
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mim304 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014   Photographer
Awesome shot, John!  So glad you got a DD for it! Congratulations!  Very well deserved! All of your lightning shots have always intrigued me as some of my most favorite of all of your work.  But, this one is just super cool!  REALLY glad you got the DD!  :iconsuperw00tplz:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Thank you Mim :hug:
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:iconmim304:
mim304 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014   Photographer
Truly a pleasure!  :bow:
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - February 2014! Heart
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
:tighthug:  Thank you!
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Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing :)
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Thank you :thanks: 
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Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, great shot :)
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Such an excellent image, well deserving of the DD you received for it. Congratulations!
The juxtaposition of starburst glare of the truck lights balances with its warmth the cool and staggering effect of the series of lightning flashes in the distance.
Looking at the intensity of these flashes makes me realize I would NOT want to be living directly beneath the segment on the far right. :no:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014

Thank you very much! :thanks:

I'd love under those strikes but I'd not take a shower or use the phone :D

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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
:lmao:
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Steve1098 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Photographer
very cool!
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Thank you :)
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:iconpatrick0312:
patrick0312 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Extrodnery :) 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
one lightning strike.......amazing shot.
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Firebloom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Many,many congratulations on your deserving Daily Deviation John,this is one amazing looking image :wow:
well done to you!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Thank you very much Kika! :hug: 
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ScorpiiLupi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
Did such a wonderful job! XD! Wink/Razz

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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Thank you very much! :thanks:
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D90
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
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F/10.0
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 5, 2013, 8:11:23 AM
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