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p.1 #1 · Mother Natures Light Show


Mother nature served up a nice light show earlier in the week here in Iowa. Not much rain, no bad storm, just a beautiful lighting show. Hope you like it.

Dan





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Jul 13, 2013 at 03:25 AM
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p.1 #2 · Mother Natures Light Show


Hey Dan,

How cool! That is one really sweet light show. I love all the lightning going off inside the clouds like that. And then to get stars too... you really got it all here.

Jim



Jul 13, 2013 at 05:02 AM
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p.1 #3 · Mother Natures Light Show


Cool image.


Jul 13, 2013 at 06:26 PM
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p.1 #4 · Mother Natures Light Show


I've never seen anything like that. Well done to capture an unusual event.


Jul 13, 2013 at 07:26 PM
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p.1 #5 · Mother Natures Light Show


Nice capture.
Dave



Jul 13, 2013 at 07:59 PM
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p.1 #6 · Mother Natures Light Show


stanparker wrote:
I've never seen anything like that. Well done to capture an unusual event.


Goes on all the time in plains/midwest. (and you think I'd do a better job documenting it, but. . . )

The key is to have no other precipitation between you and the storm so you can get a clear look at it.



Jul 13, 2013 at 08:02 PM
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p.1 #7 · Mother Natures Light Show


You nailed it. BTW what was your setting?
Dave



Jul 13, 2013 at 09:52 PM
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p.1 #8 · Mother Natures Light Show


JimFox wrote:
Hey Dan,

How cool! That is one really sweet light show. I love all the lightning going off inside the clouds like that. And then to get stars too... you really got it all here.

Jim


+1



Jul 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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p.1 #9 · Mother Natures Light Show


Absolutely fantastic shot. Very unique. One nit...I would clone out the lights at the bottom of the image.


Jul 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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p.1 #10 · Mother Natures Light Show


That is some wicked lightening. Nice capture.


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p.1 #11 · Mother Natures Light Show


So badass! I agree with Chez about the lights.


Jul 13, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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p.1 #12 · Mother Natures Light Show


Thanks all for the great comments. It was fun to photo, the night was perfect. Calm, 68F, sitting on the deck having a beer with friends and tapping the shutter. Been a while since I have seen lightning with that frequency, bolts every 2-3 seconds. I also tried a video, but that wasn't very spectacular at all the time laps photo really worked.

Thanks for the tips on the lights. Red light from the radio tower for sure, and probably the farm light too, but like the light coming off the farm building's metal roofs (though could be too small to see so it is just distracting).

Settings are:
10 sec exposure
f4.0
ISO 800
EOS 6D
Lens, EF50mm f/1.4

Thanks again all,
Dan



Jul 14, 2013 at 02:07 AM
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p.1 #13 · Mother Natures Light Show


All,

Took the lights out and left the gold light on the barn. Good tip, think it really helps a lot, the lights were just distracting.

Dan





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Jul 14, 2013 at 02:38 AM
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p.1 #14 · Mother Natures Light Show


A tremendous photo, Dan, and beer to boot. While I like the redo without the lights, the original version (minus the radio tower's light) is also worthy, as it gives a "human touch" of sorts—somebody's home there, and appear very small against the overwhelming forces of nature on that landscape. I'm glad there wasn't a bad storm in all that.


Jul 14, 2013 at 02:52 AM
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p.1 #15 · Mother Natures Light Show


Amazing "mother nature".... Nice capture...


Jul 14, 2013 at 03:49 AM
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p.1 #16 · Mother Natures Light Show


F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!!


Jul 14, 2013 at 03:50 AM
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p.1 #17 · Mother Natures Light Show


This image is stunning. Really nice work. I agree with blueshadows that keeping the dimmer lights would/does create a better sense of scale. Did I mention how much I like this capture?


Jul 14, 2013 at 04:28 AM
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p.1 #18 · Mother Natures Light Show


I agree.., the main focus is the Upper half of the photo/clouds/lightening...the stars give it the infinite depth of the universe as a backdrop....Excellent work....


Jul 14, 2013 at 06:36 AM
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p.1 #19 · Mother Natures Light Show


Sitting on the deck sucking on coldies, watching a show like this, does it get any better

Super shot by the way.

Cheers ray



Jul 14, 2013 at 08:37 AM
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p.1 #20 · Mother Natures Light Show


Beautiful Image - well captured.

Bob



Jul 14, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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