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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
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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 ...
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
I have been curious about those. What lightning detector do you use?
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:iconcschoeps:
cschoeps Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
A selfmade one ;)
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Oh nice! I'll have to look into that.
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Silviaa92 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!!! I wish I took a photo to a lightning!!!!
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Vblover414 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008   Photographer
omg that is sooooooooo amazing =O
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CeeJ49er Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
This is breath-taking!!!
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cycoze Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent capture!
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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!
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junglesticks Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Photographer
You have been featured! [link]
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