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November 8, 2007
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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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Thrice by gokuyert Thrice by gokuyert
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.
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:iconart-devi:
art-devi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student 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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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional 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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:iconart-devi:
art-devi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yeah, I was a novice then, my first month with my new camera :)
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:iconmattslentz:
mattslentz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
this is unreal I still haven't got a lightning photo I am impressed with you did good!
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks a bunch :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Excellent capture. Weather is very intriguing, as is all nature, because it just... well, happens!
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
and its so great when it 'happens' in a way that works out perfectly for you!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Excellent capture. Weather is very intriguing, as is all nature, because it just... well, happens!
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:iconpurplesnow:
purplesnow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Saweeet capture!
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
haha, thanks a bunch :)
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:iconartyandy:
artyandy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
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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gokuyert Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
patience and a tripod......mostly a tripod
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QwikDrah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   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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gokuyert Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!

If it hadn't been for those street lamps I would have gotten GREAT reflections, grrrr
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QwikDrah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   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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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you again, very kind of you
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:iconjm-photographics:
JM-Photographics Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap....that's just plain amazing!
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional 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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:iconjm-photographics:
JM-Photographics Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're too modest! Keep it up man!
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firefly6 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
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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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
ya, the storms wont be as violent, though I wasnt impressed with the storms we had this season
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:iconfirefly6:
firefly6 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
We had a few decent ones here. But mostly just lots of rain!
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:iconpollutedessence:
PollutedEssence Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
This is ridiculous! Awesome capture!
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank ya kindly :)
I was hoping I'd get something that turned out
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:iconaaronthemagician:
AarontheMagician Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
SO COOL!
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
ha, thanks very much :)
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:iconscreenagerrr:
Screenagerrr Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Awesome!
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconmalamitshu:
MalaMitshu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Piękne
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Dziękuję uprzejmie
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:iconlexlightning420:
lexlightning420 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
where was this photo taken cuz it looks familiar?
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Behind the Des Peres Wherenberg theater
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:iconlexlightning420:
lexlightning420 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
i know it
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:icondalmonte:
DalMonte Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
this picture is so cool! wow
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you kindly :)
i'm pretty happy with it
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:icondalmonte:
DalMonte Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
keep going my friend!

All teh best
Dal
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latinabooty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
wow nice shot
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
ha, thanks greatly, i'm lucky to have been where I was
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latinabooty Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
yeah you where and it came out great
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XxBrokenxXxArtxX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Great shot. I love lightning. I see a lot of it out here in arizona. Nice work. I've tried to capture lightning before. But with no luck. Maybe someday. :) Nice work.
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gokuyert Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
all you need is patience and a tripod, ha
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XxBrokenxXxArtxX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Got the tripod. I just don't have the patience. Working on that though. ;)
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foxsiren Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
I love the brightness on everything.
Talk about extreme. (harhar.. almost a bad pun :yum:)

The lightning looks so...touchable.. :nod::nod:
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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Sergeant-McFluffers Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Very Beautiful photo!
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you kindly! I always appreciate comments so much more than just random fav's
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Sergeant-McFluffers Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Your welcome! I always comment on something I fav and love!
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:O That's absolutely stunning! The sky looks epic, and I really like what's happened with the streetlights :D
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:icongokuyert:
gokuyert Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks very much, I too am very happy with the way this image turned out
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
My pleasure! I am familiar with a few chasers in the US. I know of Jim Reed from storm doco's etc. but haven't had a look at his site that I can remember so thank you very much for the link!
I really have to get over there and chase one of these years? (I'll add it to the list of my goals in life! lol)

Take it easy. :D
S.
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