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Before the storm



I took this picture on my island, "Grado" in Italian.
I was taking to the west in search of the sunset ....... but looking backwards or noticed that the ...
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I took this picture on my island, "Grado" in Italian.
I was taking to the west in search of the sunset ....... but looking backwards or noticed that the bad weather was coming .... or so I am turned around and 'I waited for the right moment to capture the lightning !!! !!
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13 Comments | Report
juditharmstrong
 
juditharmstrong November 19, 2014
Great shot
willysanson
willysanson November 20, 2014
Tx my friend....
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More November 20, 2014
Fabulous what a shot!!
willysanson
willysanson November 21, 2014
Tx for the comment.....
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita November 20, 2014
superb...congrats on the award
willysanson
willysanson November 21, 2014
Tx for the comment....
willysanson
willysanson November 21, 2014
Tx my friends!!!
Cheever2 PRO
 
Cheever2 July 21, 2015
Congratulations! Perfect balance in composition, darks and light, powerful photo!
willysanson
willysanson July 28, 2015
Tx my friend
MarloesDeneeMcNeil
 
MarloesDeneeMcNeil July 28, 2015
Amazing photo!
willysanson
willysanson July 28, 2015
Tx my friend
reflectionsbyrenee
 
reflectionsbyrenee July 28, 2015
congrats on your win, the is stunning
willysanson
willysanson July 28, 2015
TX my friend
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terramulhollandyates August 08, 2015
Where can I buy this print!? Love it!!
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stellacervellera August 11, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
willysanson
willysanson August 11, 2015
Tx my friend
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susanlouisebourgeois November 05, 2017
Evidence of God's creation.
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JmDreams August 17, 2018
Fantastic
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maxparisot October 04, 2018
Magnifique
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lindashields_6403 November 20, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
lindashields_6403 PRO+
 
lindashields_6403 November 20, 2018
Magnificent Shot!!! It is perfect!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture on my native island in Grado, Italy. I was taking photos at sunset and I felt a change in the atmosphere, a storm was coming. This photographic experience teaches me and comforts me how it is important to always observe and be alert, to seize the right moment and capture it.
Time
It was October, I spent a whole day looking for the right light, in vain. But at sunset my patience paid off, bringing with it a storm.
Lighting
I put the emphasis on the composition and focused on framing the image. As the light changed I modified the exposure to maintain proper light on the rocks in the foreground, that would drive the eye to the lightning and accentuate the difference between the calm sea and the roughness and strength of the stones and the lightning.
Equipment
I used a Canon EOS 450D. Lens EF 16/35 F.2.8. Lee Filter 0,9 soft Tripod. shot at 16mm Posa Bulb with remote control at 30 seconds. F16
Inspiration
I am especially attracted by storms so to be in that situation and take this picture has been electrifying and a true, profound joy.
Editing
The original raw image was post processed in Lightroom. I resized, increased contrast and brightness on the overall image and used a paint tool to densify the drama in the clouds.
In my camera bag
Lately I purchased a new professional camera body, a Canon 5D Mark III, a tele lens EF 70-200 F4.L DS, Lens EF 16/35 F.2.8.L A few Lee filters, a tripod, remote controls, batteries, 1 flash.
Feedback
I would suggest to use the right equipment, a lot of patience and determination, and keep training the eyes.

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