Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Lightning at the Grand Canyon by Rhavethstine Lightning at the Grand Canyon by Rhavethstine
Taken after the sun set, this completed the evening that my previous two submissions were shot on:
- Canyon Sunset
- Rainbow Over Desert View

The day was stunning, to say the least.

I have several other shots near this location, but this was one of the more elaborate bolts. If you guys like this stuff, I may have one more to show.

Technical Details:
:bulletblue: D70s
:bulletblue: 84s @ F/4.5
:bulletblue: ISO 200
:bulletblue: 18-70mm DX Nikkor @ 18mm
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcschoeps:
cschoeps Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Nice!!

To prevent blurring the thunderstorms clouds I use a lightning detector to control my schutter in combination with shorter exposure. Then you are able to choose exposure properly for to the lightning brightness ...
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
I have been curious about those. What lightning detector do you use?
Reply
:iconcschoeps:
cschoeps Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
A selfmade one ;)
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Oh nice! I'll have to look into that.
Reply
:iconsilviaa92:
Silviaa92 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!!! I wish I took a photo to a lightning!!!!
Reply
:iconvblover414:
Vblover414 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008   Photographer
omg that is sooooooooo amazing =O
Reply
:iconceej49er:
CeeJ49er Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
This is breath-taking!!!
Reply
:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent capture!
Reply
:iconalysssedai:
AlyssSedai Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Photographer
Wow! This is awesome! I love the Grand Canyon, but I wasn't able to see anything as pretty as that - thanks for sharing!

Simply wow!
Reply
:iconjunglesticks:
junglesticks Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Photographer
You have been featured! [link]
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Thanks. :)
Reply
:iconjunglesticks:
junglesticks Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
You're welcome!
Reply
:icondm-nonchalant:
DM-Nonchalant Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
I really envy you Westerners. Here on the east coast, the air's too humid to catch distant rainy spots, etc. I've got to head out there sometime to see what I can find...
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Everyone's got to at least visit the Grand Canyon once in their life, if nothing else. :)
Reply
:icondm-nonchalant:
DM-Nonchalant Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
I s'pose so. ^^;
Reply
:iconphotolitherland:
photolitherland Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
this photo is so amazing, that sure is a hard photo to capture did you have one of those lightning sensors in your shoe mount? or were you just really pacient, either way this photo is awesome, really awesome!
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
Nope, no lightning sensor. This was a good old fashioned long exposure. :) That's the best way to shoot lightning in the late evening/night, afaik. The lightning sensors are nice for daylight shooting I'd imagine, though I've never used one. :thanks:
Reply
:icongiacomoburattini:
giacomoburattini Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible shot! An awesome scene...you're a talented one!
:+fav:
Reply
:iconmsdorkface:
msdorkface Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007   Traditional Artist
beautiful. great job!
Reply
:iconbosduve:
Bosduve Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
when was this picture taken?

i had almoust the same weather at the same place in octobre 2006
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
This was taken this last July, 2006, during the monsoon season. I'm rather surprised to hear that you caught much weather during October. We've been very dry for quite some time. Thanks for stopping by. :)
Reply
:iconbosduve:
Bosduve Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
no problem
Reply
:icondraxas:
draxas Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006   Writer
How nice!!
Reply
:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Professional Photographer
That is unreal, I would hang it on my wall. Everything about this is in order....amazing
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Thanks! I think that's a great way of judging whether a photo is successful or not. Would you hang it on your wall in the living room? Yup? Then it's all good. :D
Reply
:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Professional Photographer
You said it!
Reply
:iconhector42:
Hector42 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning! Thunderstorm and it's "natural surrounding" at the same time...and lightnings crashing into the ground...all visible...so, great composition :clap:
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
Glad you like. :)
Reply
:iconbassrebel:
bassrebel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
I'm impressed
Reply
:iconaustriancat:
AustrianCat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

woooooooooooooooooow
Reply
:iconstartyger:
StarTyger Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
:+fav:
But, sometime check out the Dick Dietrich image in the Verde Valley BurgerKing (hope it's still up there)
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
I've heard much of this mythical Burger King. What, are they like the premier art collecters in the Verde Valley? :D
Reply
:iconbigsdawg:
bigsdawg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006   Photographer
Fantastic, reminds me of a recent cover to a National Geographic. The full view is very impressive. Well done. :+fav:
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Hm... I'm going to have to keep an eye out for this cover. Sounds cool. :)
Reply
:iconbigsdawg:
bigsdawg Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006   Photographer
My mistake, not the cover photo. A two page spread in Jan. 2006 (pg. 55).
Reply
:icondalberon:
Dalberon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Stunning shot!
Reply
:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Terrific work!
Reply
:iconmalaskor:
malaskor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional Photographer
Amazing photo.
Reply
:iconmrvertigo:
MrVERTIGO Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
simply a m a z i n g
:+fav:
Reply
:iconpsych478:
psych478 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
im truely jelous
Reply
:iconclairejones:
ClaireJones Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous work. :aww:
Reply
:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
stunning capture. it looks beautiful..
Reply
:iconstarglo21:
starglo21 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
Oh wow, what a perfect capture! I love lightning.
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
Might have a few more from different locations coming up. We'll see how distracted I get with other photos. :D
Reply
:iconforestlem:
forestlem Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
wow thats a great shot !!!
Reply
:iconnasht-01:
nasht-01 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
beautiful!
Reply
:iconcptkangaroo:
cptkangaroo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic capture! The light(n)ing is just perfect for the mood :)
Reply
:iconwizzkid007:
Wizzkid007 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
woah.. this one is just wonderful. The lightning and combination of sharpness realy does it for me :D... if it could be possible to post a wallpaper version (I have dual TFT), i would defenatly use this as my wallpaper :D
Reply
:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
Sorry it's taken me so long to reply. I haven't had the time to mess with making a wallpaper lately. What size desktop are you running? I'll see if I can get this done tonight if you can give me the size. :)
Reply
:iconwizzkid007:
Wizzkid007 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
i'm pretty late myself, so i hope you're still reading this :P. I'm running my desktop on 2x 17" TFT's, thats 2560x1024, or something in that range so i can resize it myself.

Thanx for responding!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
August 12, 2006
Image Size
183 KB
Resolution
1026×731
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
4,539 (1 today)
Favourites
147 (who?)
Comments
65
Downloads
196
×