A dying storm at sunset (lightning thunderstorm clouds rain sunrise+sunset desert mountains sky ). Photo by ChandlerMike
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A dying storm at sunset

Uploaded by: ChandlerMike

Thursday June 28, 2012

Casa Grande, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Took this last night just north of Casa Grande along Interstate 10. Was part of a timelapse...capturing the lightning strike was pure luck as the exposure at this point was 1/1000th of a second every 4 seconds! Beautiful sunset. See the timelapse link below!

Image Description: A lightning bolt strikes around sunset as this monsoon storm begins to die out.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 (Windows)

Artist: Mike Olbinski

Copyright: Copyright © 2012 Mike Olbinski Photography (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec.

FNumber: f/5.6

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 9.97 EV (APEX: 31, 1/999 sec.)

Aperture: 4.97 EV (f/5.6)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 1.00 EV (f/1.4)

Metering Mode: Spot

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 35.0 mm

SubSecTimeOriginal: 70

SubSecTimeDigitized: 70

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 1908.16

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 1937.37

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

June 28, 2012 Photo Series

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28. WigglesMom
6:10 AM GMT on July 23, 2012
This once-in-a-lifetime photo could be rated no less than a 10 + saved to Favorites. Simply splendid, enough to make one's heart race just looking at it!
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27. kippic
3:40 AM GMT on July 01, 2012
Wow! A great one. Even a bolt of lightning.
Congratulations on the AC.
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26. ChandlerMike
7:08 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
It's available as a print, will look amazing on canvas I think!
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25. mactoot
5:49 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
This image is profoundly remarkable, worthy of the highest praise in meteorological photography. Honestly!
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24. LarrySmit
5:18 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
Mike, please tell me this is available to buy as a print! Awesome work on this timelapse as well.
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23. got2dogs
4:19 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
what an amazing image Mike!! congrats!
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22. MojaveDesertRat
4:15 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
Beautiful shot Mike! Congratulations!
Wow I got to give you the 40th 10!
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21. DancinPants
3:57 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
Beautiful. The time lapse was fantastic aswell!!
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20. Kennebunker
1:13 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
Fabulous clarity to this image - and with such a bonus lightning strike. Loved watching the timelapse, too. Thanks for sharing, Mike. Kudos, and AC congratulations to you.
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19. katy99780
1:13 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
Just watched your video... BREATHTAKING!
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18. nanapoo
1:02 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
SPEECHLESS!!!!! AC CONGRATS!!!
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17. katy99780
12:54 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
*squeak!* This is magnificent!
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16. nukegm
12:45 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
Nice!! We where shooting the same cell :)
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15. BEME
12:32 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
OY!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! PERFECT LUCKY CAPTURE!! [Well,I know you know what you are doing,,the timing I mean!] VERY EXCELLENT IMAGE MIKE!!!!! Thanks for bringing a magic shot that most people don't have the opportunity to see....Magnificent!!:)))-Mindi
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14. novembergale
12:15 AM GMT on June 30, 2012
Wow! Absolutely beautiful!!!
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13. kristinarinell
11:58 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Awesome! Congrats!
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12. benywopa
11:38 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Great shot Mike.
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11. llpj04
11:36 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
I LOVE LOVE LOVE This! Great Job Mike!
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10. SVLover
11:26 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Fabulous!
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9. Bluesmaster
11:26 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Incredible, wow, AC congrats!
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8. Hurricane765
11:22 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Wow this is incredible and the time lapse to boot is just awesome! The colors that thing turned!
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7. Wanda1948
11:17 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Incredible event! Wonderful shot of lightning and the the setting sun! Deserved congratulations!
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6. newenglandlight
11:11 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Stunning shot! Congrats!
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5. tchrterry
11:07 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Oh, I forgot to mention, congrats on the ride along you did on the news the other night during the dust storm.
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4. tchrterry
11:05 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Hey, Mike, Nice time lapse. I was watching that cloud from Mesa. It went through some crazy colors as the sun was going down.
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3. catilac
11:03 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Outstanding photo Mike!! AWESOME!!
UPDATE: Congratulations!
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2. Madermade
10:54 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Incredible and spectacular!
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1. ChandlerMike
10:36 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Here's the timelapse below:

Mike Olbinski on Vimeo
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ChandlerMike

Just a weather nut living in Phoenix, Arizona. Love to take pictures of everything from weather, clouds and lightning, to my daughter, friends and anything else that strikes me as cool.I maintain a modest little blog at MikeOlbinski.com where I post photos of things related to weather and a variety of other stuff.If you are interested in prints or to see my entire gallery, please visit my Photoshelter site!

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