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another 'On The Road' shot :) taken on highway 50 south of Gillette, Wyoming this morning as I was waiting to unload. An awesome late night/early morning thunderstorm I had been watching all night on the way to Gillette became really lightning active.

I didn't have my tripod with me (note to self--NEVER forget your tripod again! :shakefist:) so I used a handy fencepost to steady the camera during the 30 second exposure. :thumbsup: I got several really great catches--the best I've taken in my opinion--so I'll probably spam your inbox with a few of them :giggle:

Anyway, thanks for looking, commenting and faving :thanks:


I'm slowly getting caught up on deviations and comments. Thank you for your patience :)
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:icondarkdanelle:
DarkDanelle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Ah Ha! Third time trying to fav it and finally got it!

Cool Shot! I love how all the lightning seems to come down over the farm! Must have an antenna somewhere.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
:D Thank you :thanks: It sure seemed like that little farm was getting its fair share of lightning that day :nod:
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DarkDanelle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
:D You're welcome! For sure!
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DragonDriver5 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
awesome! I like how it looks like it's devouring that house lol

also the faint glow from the lights of your car/truck/semi give the foreground some good interest for depth :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Thank you sir :) sorry for the late reply :blush:
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DragonDriver5 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
ahh no problem I have a whole stack of messages to get thru too. It never ends :D
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Hello, dear, dear, dear John!!!!

I am so sorry that I have took so long to come... :huggle: I LOVED all thunder your photos...!
I had to pick one to comment on because I didn't want to say the same things several times hahaha!! :heart:

By the way, the one with the dark heavy clouds is amazing. I love it when the sky looks like that, so black-purple-white when a lightning glows :omg: .... It must have been an amazing night, and I must say that you did a magnificent job EVEN without your tripod!!!

When I did full view on the other photos I noticed that the green light actually belonged to the house and was not caused by the lightning as I thought before ... (better so... I was afraid it had fallen on the house! :wow:

I can never have enough of your lightnings :love:... You know how much I enjoy them!!!

I am extremely behind on my watch, it's never lack of love, you know that... I am starting to fave and run a bit or I'll never catch up!

And by the way, your macro is also beautiful. It holds such a tenderness...! It's soft and beautiful, like tiny feathers!!!!

Keep them coming, ok ? I'll get there eventually ! :icontardglompplz::huggle::blowkiss:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I understand the lack of time, manwathiell :nod: I'm glad you like the lightning grabs I managed to get :aww: Thank you my friend :glomp: I am way behind too--this being the first time I've been able to get on the 'puter to do much of anything all week :phew: I think I have 750 deviations stacked up and a couple hundred messages :work: I'm trying to plow through them today but I have my dounts as to getting to them all :shrug:

The lightning was actually pretty far off but it looked like Dante's Inferno around that farmhouse :fear: It was a lot of fun and I had to tear myself away from that storm and go back to work :D

Don't worry about commenting on my stuff or even faving it--I know how things get backed up ;)

Thank you again my friend :icontardglompplz:
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Well, I know you understand but I don't like having to leave YOU behind.
Or Jonathan! You understand what I mean... :heart:

I did a lot of faving and running though. I really hate having that much on
my watch and maybe I should review who I watch, but every time I can't remove
anyone ...:shrug:

I know the feeling of having to drag yourself from that storm... they are so
fascinating that you always wait for "just one more"... we bet? :laughing:
And I can imagine how it must have been like. I hope the owners got no damage
on their property!!! :aww:

How do you DARE to say that I shouldn't worry about commenting or faving your
works, dear John!!! I DO worry!!! Because I love you AND your photos!!! :tears:

But I know what you mean. Just never THINK that I'm forgetting you, ok?
Promised? :please::aww:

:icontardglompplz:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
:ohmygod: Looks like a horror movie scene :giggle: I would not want to go that house :fear:
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Excellent shot, great timing!
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Thanky ou very much :thanks:
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SilverJ7 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow. :clap:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Thank you :)
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I'm always SO amazed by people able to shot the lighting! Gorgeous!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Thank you very much my friend :thanks:
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Aspiring-writer16 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I so envy anyone and everyone who can photograph lightning. I tried last night, and I just wasn't lucky enough.

I really like this shot! Normally, I would say that I wish the lightning were shown more in the centre, but for this particular shot it works and I like seeing the storm clouds, it adds something to the whole thing. :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
thank you :) Catching lightning is mostly luck so keep trying :thumbsup: You'll get better with practice and you'll find ways to improve your odds but you will still come back with many many 'blanks' :lol:
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DragonflyAndromeda Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010   Photographer
Cool=)
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
8-) Thank you
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DragonflyAndromeda Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010   Photographer
No problem))) =)
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corpseweles Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
damn nice !
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Thank you :thanks:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
You are one up on me John, I haven't managed to capture lightning!! Great work!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Ah! But you WILL :nod: Thank you Malcolm :highfive:
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
WOW John,these are FANTASTIC!!:iconwowplz::clap:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thank you Sandy :thanks: Got kinda lucky, I did :giggle: I'm glad you like them :aww:
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
:)You're welcome John,I never get that lucky,they are wonderful!!
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LauraKatePhotography Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Awesome series! I'm so jealous!
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thank you Laura :thanks:
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LauraKatePhotography Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Awesome series! I'm so jealous!
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ArtByASmith Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A-maz-ing!!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thanky ou Aly :thanks: It was a cool storm 8-)
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annamarie7 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
That's awesome:)
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thank you very much :thanks:
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annamarie7 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
your so welcome:)
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Zakily Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Writer
You are amazing!Speechless!:clap: :hug:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thank you my brother :manhug:
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Denneris Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
amazing series John :wow: Mother rocks :headbang: :lol:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
She beats to the tune of a different drummer :headbang: Thank you Asha :)
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Denneris Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
indeed :nod: :thumbsup:
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gallindz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
wow, they are all amazing. so vivid. this one lokks like a girl with long hair
thats getting electrocuted...see the hands and legs and head?
am i the only one who sees this? must mean something....:)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
:wow: It DOES, doens't it? She has a sort of Jessica Rabbit figure :iconjessicarabbitplz: Cool observation Linda 8-) Thank you Linda :hug:
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gallindz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
yes!! Just like Jessica Rabbit!!!
so glad you see it too!
:)
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Stunning series of shots John....great work !!!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
:bow: Thank you Doug :thanks: I think the perfect picture would be a great waterfall with a lightning bolt--whatcha think? :thumbsup:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Thats ok FRED :rofl:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
OMG!!! :blush: Sorry about that KARLA :rofl: I had you confused with someone else for sure :blushes:
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
AWESOME!!!!
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
:highfive: Thanks Dave :thanks:
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