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stormy harbour... by craigletourneau stormy harbour... by craigletourneau
Very rare that Vancouver Island gets storms...no less, forked lightning...glad I got out and fired away...got only a handful of images, but this one turned out the sharpest with the most detail...
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PurpleSlippers Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this the Nanaimo Harbour??? I used to live about 10 mins drive from there Awesome shot! :squee:
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medusastoneeyes Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love storms. when i was little i wanted to be a storm chaser and take pictures like that for hobby. nature has too many wonders :)
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craigletourneau Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yah, love the storm chasing idea too, but unfortunately I live on the west coast of canada and with our temperate climate we rarely get these occurrences :( But yes, totally agree, love the outdoors and nature! :)
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Terrific Capture!
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veinne Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I always love lightning shots. c:
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Wintella Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's scary and gorgeous :) It looks like some light is coming from above the clouds, shine trough them around the lightning.
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice catch!
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Pandagirl1029 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exquisite!
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Traditionalfire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student
How do you take these kinds of pictures? Lighting only appears for about a split second.
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craigletourneau Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
All done with long exposure...this one was only 8 seconds long....but expose for the general scene lighting that you want...I wanted mine moody and past sunset, so had a quicker long exposure to keep the sky dark...then you just keep shooting over and over again and hope for the best...when the lightning strikes it imprints on the exposure since it is so bright...but earlier in the exposure I find gets a better result. There might be other ways to to do it, but this has worked for me. I typically shoot at f22 so I don't have to worry about focus point, but last night I didn't have a cable release for longer exposures over 30 seconds...so I had to use a lower fstop (f4) to keep my exposure under the 10 seconds...so I had to get lucky with my focus...i was lucky enough to have some lights on the dock for reference and manually focused...was the ideal way to take the pic, but its all I had to work with :D And of course you have to taking these with your tripod steady :)
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AN7HRO Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect Shot! Good job!
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Val-Faustino Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, you're quick on the upload! :D Great catch! :clap:
It was a bit noisy in the mainland too, too bad I wasn't able to take some shots tonight.
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Draenian Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic shot! So had to get a nice shot of some fork lightning. That same storm just went through here in Kamloops as well, a fabulous show to say the least lol. We don't get good storms here either, which is a bummer, watching the lightning flash across the sky and the thunder rumble ahead is so exciting :D
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Draenian Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hard*
Bloody typo lol
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145kristy145 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Photographer
there's still a bit of it going on here... c:
this is an amazing capture...
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pagan-poetess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Writer
nice capture!! we've been experiencing it on the mainland for a few hours now!! it's quite the storm!! :)
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LemonyAnna Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
it was so weird to have thunder, and lighting....but it was cool, i love storms...
sorry very random.
this is an amazing photo, by the way. c:
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Shark-Bites Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
Was this very recent?
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craigletourneau Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
2 hours ago :)
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Shark-Bites Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
Very neat :D

I live up in Maple Ridge and we still have abit of storm up here.
I was just wondering if the rest of the lower main land was affected.

Anyway very nice shot!
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D700
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Aug 8, 2012, 9:38:37 PM
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