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Barrage of Lightning

Uploaded by: ChandlerMike

Sunday September 9, 2012

Phoenix, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This is 9 images stacked from the course of 10 minutes. I rarely, if ever, stack images...but the single photos were kind of boring, and I thought it might be amazing to see all these strikes at one time :) From last night in Phoenix!

Image Description: 12 images make up this stack of lightning shot over the the course of 10 minutes looking north from downtown Phoenix.

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 (Macintosh)

Artist: Mike Olbinski

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

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 15 sec.

FNumber: f/13.0

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 400

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: -3.91 EV (APEX: 0, 15 sec.)

Aperture: 7.40 EV (f/13.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 1.00 EV (f/1.4)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 50.0 mm

SubSecTimeOriginal: 64

SubSecTimeDigitized: 64

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 3849.21

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 3908.14

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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29. maxa
5:59 PM GMT on September 13, 2012
WOW! Excellent job, Mike...
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28. gemstone
5:56 PM GMT on September 13, 2012
OH WOW!! Between the lightening and the dust..Arizona would not be my first pick of places to live.
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27. Agris
5:31 PM GMT on September 12, 2012
Full AZ discharge ! Awesome!
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26. Leelee
10:14 AM GMT on September 12, 2012
What an image! Congrats on a wonderful AC and the great work you've done with the original images!
Andrea
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25. Doesiedoats
5:43 PM GMT on September 11, 2012
I think it's just great and you were
right to stack them. Much more interesting.

Congratulations on your AC.
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24. ChandlerMike
6:36 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
Thanks so much everyone, so glad the stacked dealio went over well :) I enjoyed it and plan on using it sparingly on other ones, but I still really dig the single shot :)
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23. mrwing13
4:16 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
Cool composition! I love to see how each bolt is so different. Congrats!
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22. jennjeff1
3:49 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
Great composition Mike--cool effect--love it!

Definite "10" from me and congrats on the AC!

~Jeff
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21. MojaveDesertRat
3:20 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
Awsesome! Congratulations Mike!
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20. den117
2:46 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
Excellent. 10+
Den
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19. catilac
12:52 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
WOW! What an incredible lightning capture!! Congratulations Mike!
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18. RNJoel
12:37 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
Stacked is great. Glad you had to stack them rather than deal with them all at once. Congrats
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17. novembergale
11:34 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Marvelous job! Congratulations!!!
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16. evec
10:51 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
What a wonderful image! I miss those electrical storms.
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15. suzi46
9:16 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
good darn thing these DIDN'T hit all at once!!! LOL..that must have been an awesome 10 minutes Mike..wonderful work and AC!! :)
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14. saltydawgg
8:53 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Really an outstanding picture and I totally
agree with Moussifer.I couldn't imagine all
those bolts hitting all at once, could drive one a little bonkers…
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13. Moussifer
8:42 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
As long as you tell people it's a stacked image, I think it's fun and perfectly acceptable. Awesome work! Congrats.
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12. RadioDJgirl
8:21 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Stacked or not, it is an amazing image and wow, what a cool AC!
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11. TucsonDoug
8:10 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Leave it to you to create an image like this. Thanks for sharing this awesome experience with us. Congratulations on your new AC.
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10. SVLover
8:09 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
I just love your work, Mike. Great work and terrific image.
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9. hartfordwxman
8:06 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Crikey! what an amazing snapshot!
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8. Bluesmaster
8:06 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Terrific, AC congrats!
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7. SunsetSailor
7:47 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Great finished image Mike. I just made it a fav!
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6. WurzelDave
7:47 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Wow, stacking the images works a treat. Congrats on AC.
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5. breezer
7:43 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
This has got to be the very best Lightning shot that i have ever seen! and ive seen tons....
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4. Biskitten
7:25 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Awesome capture - AC Congrats, Mike!
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3. SLR
7:07 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Yowza! Looks like a scene out of War of the Worlds or similar alien onslaught. Too bad we can't harness that power - at least we can enjoy your captures! Another winner, Mike!
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2. observing
5:40 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
INCREDIBLE!!!
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1. llpj04
5:33 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
AWESOME! Heard on the radio this morning that there was another dust storm out there in Arizona. Hope you got it.
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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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