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A late evening drive to the Mojave National Preserve provided some nice lightning for the nights entertainment.

A late evening drive to the Mojave National Preserve provided some nice lightning for the nights entertainment.
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15 Comments | Report
trune66
 
trune66 August 11, 2014
The colors are amazing, fantastic shot.
bethstaub
 
bethstaub August 12, 2014
Oh yeah. Great capture! What a moment.
nelinr
 
nelinr August 17, 2014
amazing shot!!
DaveLoucks PRO+
 
DaveLoucks August 17, 2014
awesome
Chesneyfan1
 
Chesneyfan1 August 18, 2014
Wow. Great pic.
scottblackburn
 
scottblackburn October 08, 2014
amazing capture!
Snappin-shots
 
Snappin-shots October 23, 2014
great colors!! :)
rexnet
 
rexnet October 23, 2014
Nice shot hard to catch
VictorySong
 
VictorySong January 04, 2015
Cool!
beatriceperez
 
beatriceperez January 10, 2015
great shot
SunQueen
 
SunQueen January 12, 2015
Best photo I have seen of lightning
paulgiannotti
 
paulgiannotti January 21, 2015
Amazing!!!
saraabraham
 
saraabraham February 27, 2015
Like to comment, but still speachless, awsome shot!
gek1701
 
gek1701 November 15, 2015
A stunning photo!! My form of photography.
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jackieroseaicinena November 16, 2015
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Behind The Lens

Location
Mojave National Preserve, California
Time
Night time
Lighting
The energy inside the cloud produced a glow that lite up the cloud during the exposure
Equipment
Canon 60d with 18-135 lens and tripod
Inspiration
My wife and I decided to drive to the Mojave National Preserve to photograph the Super Moon. An accident on I-15 South caused a huge back up and delayed us getting to the location in time so we decided to drive down to an area we normally park and relax. A storm was building to the West and we saw this cloud starting to build quickly from a distance. Normally we leave when chance of a storm because of flooding but when the cloud started charging up and lightning started we knew I had potential for a nice show. This is the 1st time I attempted to shoot lightning so I set up my tripod and with a remote shutter started shooting.
Editing
Noise reduction, basic contrast and levels in Photoshop
In my camera bag
Canon 60d, Canon 18-135mm, 11-18mm and 70-300mm lens
Feedback
A tripod and camera on bulb mode with focus on infinity. I started the exposure and stopped it after I thought there was a decent strike during the exposure.

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