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By Bainy  
This photo was taken during an electrical storm last year. I'd been wanting to capture some pictures of lightning for ages but never had the opportunity. Took about 70 shots of which 15 had lightning on them.

It was taken through a window so I had to spend quite a bit of time cloning out drops of rain. I've gone a bit wild on the colours (for me anyway) but hopefully it works.

30 secs @ f5.6
ISO 100

Paul B.

Tags: Lightning Landscape and travel

Voters: jimmyeao, janehewitt, tabrez and 24 more

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edrhodes 16 548 13 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2006 2:07AM
Well captured.

smileylaura 15 640 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2006 2:21AM
This is spectacular! I love the colours!
How did you get such a striking shot? Was it altered in photoshop?
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2006 2:25AM
well done great shot
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
21 Jan 2006 2:41AM
Dramatic shot
Bainy 15 3 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2006 2:41AM

Quote:How did you get such a striking shot? Was it altered in photoshop?

Laura - Yes it was altered in photoshop. The original was taken in RAW format. When I converted it I added a purple tint which looked pretty boring so I played about with the Hue and Saturation until I got the effect you see. Can't remember the exact amount but it was around 90 to 100 for saturation and -50 to -80 for hue.

Paul B.
smileylaura 15 640 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2006 2:48AM
Thanks for the response, i'll keep that in mind! I really like this shot.
brian1208 18 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2006 3:32AM
Your patience was rewarded! Smile
suregork 16 33 1 Finland
21 Jan 2006 5:52AM
well caught..
21 Jan 2006 5:53AM
Unusual but really nice colours are lovelly
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
21 Jan 2006 6:05AM
Love it, but I'd crop a chunk off the bottom for more impact.

wish I'd captured it Smile
bengsays 16 13
21 Jan 2006 6:27AM
maybe a bit too much on the colors (very unnatural) however, they do work just fine I think. Very nice capture with the two streaks of lighting as well. I can't wait to get out west where they have more frequent and predictable lighting storms.
Nath_R 15
21 Jan 2006 9:10AM
That sky is superb well done
albi 16 68 1 England
21 Jan 2006 12:45PM
Well caught
tabrez 17 7
24 Jan 2006 12:18PM
sweet shot!
janehewitt 17 215 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2006 10:24AM
Your lightning shots are all stunning Jane
Marian 15 62 England
2 Feb 2006 12:36PM
Execellent work! This shows one of the many advantages of digital, take lots of shot, and then adjust them.
ptoshea 16 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 12:24PM
Crazy colours great shot
danmclean 14 1 Australia
21 Dec 2006 1:20PM
I like the colours used, it shows a great imagination in the photoshop department,, well done.

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