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What A Storm

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Thursday May 26, 2011

9, LA

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62. katy99780
7:51 PM GMT on April 02, 2012
WOW! And look at that INCREDIBLE SCORE!
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61. PeterHere
4:29 AM GMT on June 02, 2011
Unreal! Fantastic shot. Wow.
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60. llpj04
4:04 PM GMT on May 28, 2011
Yes we (blfstik my son) thought it was pretty awesome watching the show up in the clouds, until that one bolt came down.
Thanks for the comments.
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59. littlekat1
3:57 PM GMT on May 28, 2011
What a cool shot!
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58. cyril8
3:38 PM GMT on May 28, 2011
Fantastic how that lightning echoes the cloud!!! Super capture.
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57. Wanda1948
1:16 PM GMT on May 28, 2011
Fantastic shot, Charlotte! Congratulations!
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56. llpj04
6:20 AM GMT on May 28, 2011
Thanks all again. About the shutter speed 1.6 sec- 2 sec. We stayed inside the car for safety (it was spooky & lonely out there) and mosquitoes were bad. We used the sun roof opening to steady the camera on so the shutter could not be open long. You are right about waiting a long time. LOL ..our feet kept tingling from lack of circulation as we sat backwards in our car seats with our heads poked out the roof...but it was great!!!
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55. Budsgirl
3:13 AM GMT on May 28, 2011

What a beauty!
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54. idzrvit
2:32 AM GMT on May 28, 2011
Beautiful!
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53. bumpui
2:25 AM GMT on May 28, 2011
WOW!!Congratulations on your new beautiful AC!
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52. Olbetsy
1:49 AM GMT on May 28, 2011
The definition of awesome!
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51. jerseyshoretoo
12:46 AM GMT on May 28, 2011
Wow, fantastic shot!!
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50. Nuriel22
12:42 AM GMT on May 28, 2011
Awesome
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49. minou
12:32 AM GMT on May 28, 2011
OMG, Charlotte! What a fantastic image! Congratulations!
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48. MeteoMaster
11:51 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Just goes to show that you can be struck by lightning even after the storm has passed! Terrific shot by the way, what was the shutter speed?
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47. virgo1048
10:15 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Fabulous photo!!
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46. ColoradoKat
8:48 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Every one of the shots in this series is
incredible! There just has to be a better
word than "WOW", but that's what I keep
saying when I look at them! All 10's!
All amazing! Congratulations on this mind-
blowing AC, Charlotte!
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45. emixam101
8:37 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
wow amazing !!!!!
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44. mastiphal25
7:32 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Fantastic capture! How are you?
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43. WurzelDave
7:31 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
You say what a storm, i say what a shot. Great capture & congrats.
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42. sillygal
6:32 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Amazing,Congrats
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41. catsmindseye
6:26 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
What an awesome picture!!!
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40. PcolaDan
4:46 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
You have learned the biggest lesson in taking pictures of lightning........ LUCK! LOL
The pros sitting and waiting and taking hundreds of pictures have a hard time getting such an excellent picture. Absolutely beautiful!!!!!
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39. llpj04
4:37 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Thanks approvers & all who commmented. Now I know why storm chasers love to take photos. I may join them now...lol. OH MY GOSH...it was exciting!!!!!


About the experience last night:
Justin and I were catching a sunset and this storm blew in. I think that maybe we also saw a start to a funnel cloud and took cover under a bridge. After that cloud passed we started for home and stopped when we were out of the storm. On the side of the road we took these shots with our heads popped out of the sun roof but when the bolt in the other picture came straight down I sank back into my seat with shivers.
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38. Butlerdidit
4:27 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
I agree with all the above. I've never seen one where the lightning outlines the clouds.
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37. dypepper
3:54 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
What an outstanding shot! You need to frame this one! I like how the lightning almost follows the outline of the clouds edge! Beautiful!
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36. ibswedee
3:53 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Incredible shot!!! Congrats on the AC-well deserving!!!
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35. catilac
3:42 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
WooHoo! Great catch! Congratulations!
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34. CenTexWeatherGal
3:12 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Wow, that an excellent shot! Great capture!
Debbie
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33. MojaveDesertRat
3:05 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
WOW Charlotte - Awesome shot!!
Congratulations on your AC!
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32. PhilsWeatherZone
2:57 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Wow! Stunning weather shot of the lightning and what looks like a supercell!
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31. gilg72
2:21 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Wow Charlotte! This is a fantastic shot. You timed this one perfect. A 10, & a Fav. Thank you.
Congratulations on this AC.
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30. trigirl
2:21 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Wowee zowee! This is AWESOME Charlotte! What a great cloud and a wonderful presentation.
Celebrating life, Debra
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29. bird12
2:19 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
superAC.10 ...
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28. kippic
1:58 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
WOW! Your title is so right on.
Congratulations on the AC.
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27. Nita
1:46 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Perfect shot! I am amazed that it doesn't have a perfect 10 rating. How can anyone look at a photo like this and give it ANYTHING less than a 10?
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26. SVLover
1:40 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Charlotte!! You didn't just get these!! Amazing shots every one. Congratulations, girl!
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25. StephH
1:22 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Just too awesome for words!! Congrats!
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23. Willow13
12:51 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
What a beauty!!
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22. CalicoBass
12:29 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Wow, great shot! Congrats on your AC!!
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21. NwAwlinsLady
12:16 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Great shot! We were admiring the Light show last night to the East.
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20. Madermade
12:11 PM GMT on May 27, 2011
Everything has been said that I would say except....a lot of these guys that take shots like this professionally is going to be envious! Awesome! Congratulations!
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19. RNJoel
11:45 AM GMT on May 27, 2011
WOW - extra stunning capture. Absoultely a perfect lightning shot.
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18. xounet
11:35 AM GMT on May 27, 2011
unimaginable !! 10
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17. gingyb
11:34 AM GMT on May 27, 2011
OH wow
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16. tngardener
11:33 AM GMT on May 27, 2011
The best lightening shot I've seen. Wonderful capture.
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15. docshovel39
11:13 AM GMT on May 27, 2011
AWESOME shot ! 10+
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14. novembergale
11:10 AM GMT on May 27, 2011
Fabulous capture! Congratulations!!!
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13. maxa
9:51 AM GMT on May 27, 2011
EXCELLENT SHOT!
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12. Kennebunker
9:45 AM GMT on May 27, 2011
Amazing to see all of the layers distinctly in this extraordinary photo, Charlotte! There are even stars showing above the lightening. Wow! Kudos to you

UPDATE: Yes! This did get the AC it so richly deserves. Congratulations!
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I have always loved taking pictures and WU makes it even more fun. It is a great site thanks to the approvers, all who manage the photos, and the wonderful WU photo friends. People at many levels of ability sharing their world and photography experience. In the process friendships are made and learning takes place as well as the chance to see the world!

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