Bright Bolts from the Blue (lightning thunderstorm clouds sky nighttime ). Photo by mcgino
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Bright Bolts from the Blue

Uploaded by: mcgino

Monday August 5, 2013

Polvadera, NM (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This is a composite of four images. Unfortunately the lightning was brighter than I expected so I wasn't stopped down enough to get crisp, clean bolts; these are kind of pudgy :-) Next time I will have two cameras shooting with different settings so I can hopefully do a better job of capturing both the bright bolts and dim ones.

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18. Budsgirl
2:41 PM GMT on August 11, 2013
Very cool effect!
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17. cmontgomeryburns
12:55 AM GMT on August 08, 2013
great photo! ac congrats.
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16. Biskitten
10:44 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
Amazing capture - AC Congrats, Colleen!
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15. katy99780
10:09 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
WQQW!!! What a fabulous capture Colleen!

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved AC!
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14. ruralartist
8:56 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
Pretty amazing capture! Congrats on a well lit AC!
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13. Wanda1948
8:08 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
Amazing weather, great shot! Congrats!
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12. cherriebaby136
6:47 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
Nice job!!!
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11. nanapoo
5:32 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
Fantastic photography!! Congrats!
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10. hoecat
3:41 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
Coleen, you did fantastic on this one !!! Congrats on your AC :)
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9. YouKnowWho
3:09 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
Wow!
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8. JuanChaco
2:37 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
Shocking! Love it!Congratulation
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7. Doesiedoats
2:12 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
Splendid capture of lightening.

Looks like you folks in NM get a lot
of this weather.

Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations on your new AC.
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6. luvne32
2:08 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
Wow, Coleen!! I am presuming you know how to situate yourself safely to do this. Amazing photography. 10++
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5. Moussifer
1:14 PM GMT on August 07, 2013
This is beautiful, even if your "models" are pudgy. Congrats on the AC.
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4. Kennebunker
10:50 AM GMT on August 07, 2013
double post - double good!
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3. Kennebunker
10:50 AM GMT on August 07, 2013
Sure looks impressive to me,Colleen! The possibilities are endless, and each variation has its own appeal - pudgy works!
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2. mcgino
6:07 AM GMT on August 07, 2013
I posted a time-lapse video of about an hour's worth of lightning on my FB page if anyone is interested, the link is below. Couldn't post it here because an animated gif under 4 megs looked really terrible!

Link

Unfortunately it goes really quickly because the exposures are so long (20 - 30 seconds). I'll have to fine tune the process next time!
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1. gilg72
6:07 AM GMT on August 07, 2013
Awesome shot Colleen. Great series.
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As a former astronomer I am an avid sky watcher. I have lived in New Mexico for a dozen years and am constantly amazed by the beautiful skies. My favorite subjects to photograph are the skies of course, cats (I rescue strays), and robots (I have a HUGE collection). If you would like to see more photographs of any of the above be sure to visit my photo galleries at www.flickr.com/inlightful or www.inlightfulimages.com Thanks for looking! Colleen

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