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Lightning on the Beeline

Uploaded by: ChandlerMike

Sunday July 29, 2012

Fort McDowell, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: A bunch of lightning slams into the valley around the Superstition Mountains and the Saguaro Lake area near the Beeline Highway. This is a stacked image from a minute 30 seconds of shots. Was so light out, had to shoot at f/22 for a 1 second exposure.

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 sec.

FNumber: f/16.0

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 320

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 0.00 EV (APEX: 1, 1 sec.)

Aperture: 8.00 EV (f/16.0)

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: 29

SubSecTimeDigitized: 29

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 2646.33

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 2686.85

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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17. ChandlerMike
6:26 PM GMT on July 31, 2012
Quoting MfgitndUSA:
Great shot rewarded after all your hard work. May I ask if you are uisng photo software to 'stack' shots? I've only recently read about stacking while trying to photograph the moon. Awesome photos.


Hey!

Yeah, I used Photoshop for this...it's pretty simple, I just did a "lighten" blend for each layer and it lets the lighter parts blend with the bottom layers.

Pretty sweet deal :)
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16. MfgitndUSA
4:39 PM GMT on July 31, 2012
Great shot rewarded after all your hard work. May I ask if you are uisng photo software to 'stack' shots? I've only recently read about stacking while trying to photograph the moon. Awesome photos.
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15. Greetings
8:45 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
It's a beauty!
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14. Bluesmaster
2:23 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
Impressive, AC congrats!
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13. Kennebunker
1:49 AM GMT on July 31, 2012
Really cool, and an excellent result, Mike. Kudos to you, and AC congratulations, too!
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12. novembergale
10:49 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
Amazing! Congratulations!
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11. evec
10:40 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
Spectacular - nicely done. Congrats!
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10. SVLover
9:22 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
Really super work, Mike!
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9. catilac
8:17 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
Great job Mike, Congratulations!
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8. ColoradoKat
8:05 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
Awesome, as always, Mike! Congratulations!
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7. Maciejewski
8:02 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
Yeah I'd say you got something!!!
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6. ChandlerMike
7:52 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
Thanks guys!

Just to make sure you know, this is three images stacked together from strikes that happened within a minute thirty seconds.

At that time of day, I could only muster a 1 second exposure, so I was rapidly firing hoping to catch something. And got these three :)
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5. Wanda1948
7:28 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
Wow, great shot Mike! Congratulations!
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4. stoneygirl
7:05 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
What a spectacular shot, Mike. Wow and a super AC.
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3. llpj04
6:32 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
WOW 1 sec exposure!
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2. Maciejewski
6:23 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
You realize they more you post these pics the more I want to come to AZ and shoot!!! Well done!!! This will be an AC in a matter of minuets!!! <~~~ Exactly!!!
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1. jerseyshoretoo
6:22 PM GMT on July 30, 2012
Wow, awesome lightning shot!
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About ChandlerMike

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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