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Palouse Spring Lightning



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rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 April 14, 2014
Great capture! Colors, clarity, composition - awesome!
timparker
timparker April 15, 2014
Thank You
CPF_Photography PRO
 
CPF_Photography June 30, 2014
Great shot very well timed, that barn is to die for
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea June 30, 2014
Wonderful image...congratulations on winning Featured! :)))
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 30, 2014
Beautiful shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
catini
 
catini June 30, 2014
Great composition, congrats on your feature!
terryhancock
 
terryhancock June 30, 2014
Fantastic
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz June 30, 2014
What a great capture in so many ways. And the added bonus of the lighting. Congrats on the feature.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan June 30, 2014
Barn house alone.......magnificent landscape view and wonderful low lighting capture. Congrats on the feature.
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair June 30, 2014
Pretty!
iceman2
 
iceman2 June 30, 2014
Excellent capture with beautiful lighting.Congrats!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life June 30, 2014
WOOW .! Soo peaceful and inviting .! Just loove that sky too :):) great lighting and scene ! Congrats !
tonysimcockeadie
 
tonysimcockeadie June 30, 2014
Great capture :-)
vojce PRO
 
vojce June 30, 2014
bravo
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 June 30, 2014
Gorgeous!! ")
betsyarmour PRO
 
betsyarmour June 30, 2014
Beautiful composition. Fantastic!
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD June 30, 2014
The capture of lightning really sets this photo aside as being very unique. Congratulations
schochon
 
schochon July 01, 2014
Very Nice Shot!!!
cobavroegopbaufeldt
 
cobavroegopbaufeldt July 03, 2014
beautiful pic
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 July 04, 2014
Wow!!! Fantastic shot!!! :)
vasasphotography PRO+
 
vasasphotography July 05, 2014
Good shot with great colors, and light.
debbiecram
 
debbiecram July 05, 2014
Beautiful capture congrats on the feature.
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GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY July 06, 2014
Beautiful shot
pedromother
 
pedromother July 08, 2014
love this.beautifuly done
mprdh88
 
mprdh88 July 13, 2014
Love this. Colors are beautiful and the lightening was just the icing on the cake.
Kcole11
 
Kcole11 July 15, 2014
awesome shot alot is captured in this pic and it tells the story
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK July 15, 2014
Awesome capture of a beautiful place. Congratulations on your Finalist Award!
prashanwilfred
 
prashanwilfred July 16, 2014
Great Picture....Congrats! try not to go more than f/16
chrissy2rn
 
chrissy2rn July 16, 2014
My hat is off to you! Hope you win! Splendid capture! :)
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita July 27, 2014
fantastic...congrats!
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 July 27, 2014
I just love this farm scene. The colors are awesome
katebrownphoto
 
katebrownphoto July 28, 2014
awesome duality!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer August 19, 2014
Great capture
cavazbe
 
cavazbe September 01, 2014
Perfect
JamesBitrick
 
JamesBitrick October 29, 2014
Wonderful in so many ways...
browniepic
 
browniepic November 18, 2014
that's incredible!!!!!!!!
AllenDell PRO
 
AllenDell December 11, 2014
Excellent capture!!!!
rhamm PRO
 
rhamm December 17, 2014
Great shot of the open prairie with the lightning bolt. Well done
geoffclark
 
geoffclark December 26, 2014
Great work
Jennifer-B-Photography
 
Jennifer-B-Photography January 19, 2015
Simply beautiful. :) Congrats!
Mauro_Mendula
 
Mauro_Mendula January 27, 2015
Optime!
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer February 02, 2015
love the big wide open sky!
JenGin
 
JenGin February 06, 2015
beautiful
beetlestone
 
beetlestone February 10, 2015
Awesome capture!
reneezernitsky
 
reneezernitsky March 18, 2015
Superb - congratulations
tadejturk PRO
 
tadejturk May 24, 2015
Fantastic mood and light... Love to look at that photo... It makes my day much more :)
sws49er
 
sws49er August 24, 2015
Love this, amazing shot!
lindaekstrum
 
lindaekstrum November 03, 2016
Makes me long for my June workshop and hope that I can photograph an image this inspiring. Sigh.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This barn is just off US 195 south of Uniontown Wa, the the heart of the Palouse.
Time
This photo was taken just after sunset as small spring storms rolled through our region.
Lighting
It was difficult trying to get the lighting correct as I was shooting long shutter speeds to try to capture the lightning. Compounding the issue was that the clouds were breaking allowing the sunset to show through. This made for a beautiful composition but it was a nightmare balancing the stormy sky, bright sunset and long shutter speed for the lightning.
Equipment
I only had my back-up camera, a Canon T2i and it's stock lens, with me at the time. I did have my Bogen tripod with me which really made the shoot possible.
Inspiration
I'm lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. The Palouse region of the Inland northwest has amazing rolling hills covered in wheat. I love traveling the back roads and finding barns that have stood the test of time. The architecture and building process that went in to a building a barn, that's only function is to hold animals, feed and equipment, is lost on today's society of cheep, quickly built metal buildings.
Editing
Yes. It's a single image that has been stopped down and up in lightroom then processed through Photomatrix HDR software.
In my camera bag
I carry a Canon 5d Mark II, A Canon T2i, Sigma HSM 70-200, 28-70 and a 10-20.
Feedback
Be in the right place at the right time!

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