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New Mexico Lightning (lightning thunderstorm nighttime ). Photo by Nu66ie
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New Mexico Lightning

Uploaded by: Nu66ie

Tuesday July 21, 2009

Albuquerque, NM (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: One of the real treats of the Southwest is the thunder and lightning storms we get in the summer. The light trails are cars passing by as the shutter was open. The camera was mounted on a window mount tripod.

Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION

Model: NIKON D300

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows

Artist: Don Armstrong

Copyright: 2009 Don ArmstrongDonArmstrong.US (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 30 sec.

FNumber: f/11.0

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Shutter speed: -4.91 EV (APEX: 0, 30 sec.)

Aperture: 6.92 EV (f/11.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 0.00 EV (f/1.0)

Metering Mode: Spot

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire.

Focal Length: 50.0 mm

User Comment: (C)Don Armstrong@ DonArmstrong.US

SubsecTime: 42

SubSecTimeOriginal: 42

SubSecTimeDigitized: 42

Color Space: Uncalibrated

PixelXDimension: 1500

PixelYDimension: 938

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

File Source: DSC

Scene Type: 1

CFA Pattern: 8 bytes undefined data

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 75

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gain Control: Normal

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

Subject Distance Range: Unknown

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47. Happysnappy
3:40 AM GMT on May 02, 2010
WOW! What a beaut shot.
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46. live4storms
10:13 PM GMT on July 27, 2009
I'm movin to New Mexico. Awesome
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45. stoneygirl
5:53 PM GMT on July 27, 2009
Holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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44. northernlighting
4:23 PM GMT on July 27, 2009
That is an amazing shot,keep them coming
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43. RidgeWrunner
9:18 PM GMT on July 26, 2009
Just looking at that makes my hair stand up!!!
terrific shot - thank you
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42. db103
3:27 PM GMT on July 26, 2009
No wonder it took so long to get to the bottom of this page. Outstanding capture!
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41. Dannykillsbugs
12:37 AM GMT on July 25, 2009
The best lightning capture I have ever seen! Congratulations on such an awesome shot.
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40. Sharrose
5:29 PM GMT on July 24, 2009
WOW!!! What a capture!
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39. JasonMac78
2:46 PM GMT on July 24, 2009
Awesome shot!
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38. laughingspirit
2:24 PM GMT on July 24, 2009
Fabulous! I never give a ten unless a photo stirs my heart. Well, as soon as it came up on my screen, I felt that stirring. It captured the beauty and awe of these amazing storms we get down here! Congrats!
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37. Trixr4kids
1:59 PM GMT on July 24, 2009
Amazing! A total 10 plus!! I'm at a loss for words on this amazing photograph!!! Way to go!!
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36. jgiersch2
9:24 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
Absolutely stunning!!! Need I say more! A perfect 10!!
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35. MissKitty2
5:51 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
Heh, Heh. Doesn't look like anybody liked this photo Nu66ie! How many ways can you say "this is just too good for words." A once in a lifetime capture. All of the above x100.
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34. Lou
5:37 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
Wonderful shot! Yes, we did have a good storm system that evening. We are in Placitas, 10 miles north of Albuquerque. Finally, we got some rain and a good storm!! I give it a 10++++++++++ as well.
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33. botulism
4:39 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
Holy mackeral. I agree completely with DancinPants, why would anyone give this less than a '10' ? Yet, some people did. I don't get it. Maybe they're just jealous? Anyway, this is definitely one of THE best WU pics I've ever seen (Ive been a member since 2002).
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32. benywopa
4:26 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
What an incredible shot, every body has already said it all
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31. focusonthis
2:48 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
Unbelievable! Glad it was there and not here!!
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30. Maciejewski
2:20 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
Damn that is just IMPRESSIVE!!! 10+ I would die for that type of lightning out here!!! Fantastic Capture!!!
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29. capw
2:04 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
Beautiful!
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28. thomasanthony
1:02 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
Incredible! Awesome! WOW!
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27. hujiko
12:56 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
veddy nice
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26. bridgekeeper
12:20 AM GMT on July 24, 2009
Very nice capture
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25. Feather3
11:21 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
AWESOME
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24. Flyinghi
11:20 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
Really amazing shot!!!! That is a LOT of lightning!!!! 10+!!
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23. MomentzNMemeoriez
11:06 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
That is an amazing shot! You should protect that picture!! It is everything I wish I could see in a storm! :)
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22. louloubird
11:05 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
& then some.
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21. kathyartist
11:02 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
NO WAY!!! This is unbelievable. What a great shot. Wish I could give it more than "10".
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20. postpounder
11:01 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
I like it. I hope someday I can get a shot even close to that. I'd be grining big time
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19. texascowboy572
10:57 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
Absolutly amazing capture, wish we got that nice of light shows here in Houston
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18. Madermade
10:57 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
OH MY GOSH! That is incredible...more than incredible!
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17. seattlekos
10:50 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
This is simply amazing. I saw it over on the Wunderground FB page.
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16. got2dogs
10:38 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
all of the above - just incredible capture!!! WOW!
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15. StinkeyWeaselteets
10:28 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
crazy awesome!! the abslolute lightning shot, thank you for posting it.
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14. nukegm
10:19 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
Excellent shot!
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13. DancinPants
10:13 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
Agree with idsrvit...the most incredible lightning shot I've ever seen. I mean WOW.

Also what possesses someone to give this less than 10?
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12. RadioDJgirl
9:24 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
Unbelievable! AND scary!
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11. teach50
9:17 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
This is one incredible shot. Congrats on your AC
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10. BVIGAL
8:59 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
wow...where were you when you took this shot? too close for comfort for me..lol but I love the capture
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9. 08lava
8:51 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
awesome capture!
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8. idzrvit
8:43 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
Holy Cow this is awesome! What a great shot this is! One of the best lightning shots I've ever seen!
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7. indianrivguy
8:41 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
great shot, thanks
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6. tomekandjola
8:23 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
Fantastic shot.
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5. oochykoochie
8:20 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
i totally agree with everyone else!
and every spot in this pic is so fab!
you still got the sunset in it!
YES!
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4. ftogrf
8:16 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
AMAZING !!! WOW, must have been some storm
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3. StormTrain
8:07 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
Wow, that's amazing! Major bolts in a 30 sec exposure.
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2. barbtrek
8:04 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
Wow! That is one of the coolest lightning photos I have seen!
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1. Jakeof
7:48 PM GMT on July 23, 2009
WOW!!!!!! STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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