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Montmc86
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We had a large thunderstorm come through Pullman last night that gave us a nice show. A jog up to the highest hill near our house gave me the following two shots with the canola fields facing west. The second photo, the lightning path through the lower cloud makes this one.

I ended up soaked and am glad the Panasonic S1R lives up to it's water resistance claims!



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Jun 13, 2020 at 03:42 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Palouse lightning


Nice catch in good composition


Jun 13, 2020 at 04:11 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Palouse lightning


Beautiful composition. Nice job. Congrats


Jun 13, 2020 at 05:14 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Palouse lightning


junglialoh wrote:
Nice catch in good composition

Thanks, this is one of the few times I had a good background to work with for a lightning shot.
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Tizeno wrote:
Beautiful composition. Nice job. Congrats

thanks.

I added one more photo from last night, these were my favorite two from the night.




Jun 13, 2020 at 05:32 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Palouse lightning


Lightening looks great but boy I'd love to see a shot with more of the landscape in place.


Jun 13, 2020 at 05:58 PM
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chez wrote:
Lightening looks great but boy I'd love to see a shot with more of the landscape in place.
I would normally agree, but in this case the house tops just below the canola field would not look good in the composition.



Jun 13, 2020 at 06:04 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Palouse lightning


The lightning is the party for me. Well done.


Jun 13, 2020 at 06:43 PM
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Jun 14, 2020 at 07:32 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Palouse lightning


Nothing says "I'm a hard core photography nut" like seeing an active lightning storm and saying to yourself, "I need to go climb to the top of the nearest hill and stand out in the open to get a great shot!".

Beautiful photos. Congrats.



Jun 14, 2020 at 08:37 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Palouse lightning


Second one is marvelous


Jun 14, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Palouse lightning


Thanks everyone for the comments.

lunar module wrote:
Nothing says "I'm a hard core photography nut" like seeing an active lightning storm and saying to yourself, "I need to go climb to the top of the nearest hill and stand out in the open to get a great shot!".

Beautiful photos. Congrats.

Yes, my wife is probably thinking this every time I grab the camera and head out when the weather gets bad, lol.




Jun 15, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Palouse lightning


They're both appealing, but the second shot is outstanding. This was clearly the right place at the right time.


Jun 15, 2020 at 05:21 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Palouse lightning


Cool shots, and I always enjoy seeing the Palouse.

I don't remember seeing much lightning during the 4 years I was at WSU, but maybe its just my poor memory (it was in the late "70s after all).



Jun 15, 2020 at 11:07 PM
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vbnut wrote:
Cool shots, and I always enjoy seeing the Palouse.

I don't remember seeing much lightning during the 4 years I was at WSU, but maybe its just my poor memory (it was in the late "70s after all).

I've been working at Pullman for the past 23 years now and this has been an abnormal year for lightning. For example on May 31st, we had 87,000 lightning strikes in WA state and made the local news!



Jun 16, 2020 at 12:31 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Palouse lightning


Nice Boltz!

I'm planning a trip to the area sometime next summer and would love to shoot storms over the lovely terrain. I found a handy lightning climatology database. Well worth a look for any weather nerds out there!

https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=1f94af1948914f4a8c4600cb427f2982&mobileBreakPoint=250



Dec 03, 2020 at 08:24 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Palouse lightning


Excellent capture. Of the two I like the first one better; but I clearly understand with lightning strike photos you get what you get


Dec 03, 2020 at 08:37 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Palouse lightning


Nice catch the lightening vividly in large scale


Dec 04, 2020 at 05:11 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Palouse lightning


Great catch. The clouds and your composition look awesome here.

- Gautam



Dec 07, 2020 at 12:07 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Palouse lightning


Andrew2 wrote:
Excellent capture. Of the two I like the first one better; but I clearly understand with lightning strike photos you get what you get

Thanks, yes the clouds in the first one have me, but I still love the lightning strike in the second one.
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junglialoh wrote:
Nice catch the lightening vividly in large scale

Thanks!
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zurura wrote:
Great catch. The clouds and your composition look awesome here.

- Gautam

Thank you. I am missing the storms already... just freezing fog and bone chilling wind these days .




Dec 07, 2020 at 01:41 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Palouse lightning


Outstanding - Both are great images.

Well done.



Dec 07, 2020 at 02:43 AM
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