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www.facebook.com-craigbillphotography - CraigBill.com - This storm was not all that big, but it made up for it in intense electrical energy and light that was j...
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www.facebook.com-craigbillphotography - CraigBill.com - This storm was not all that big, but it made up for it in intense electrical energy and light that was just incredible. This image comprises of five different lightning bursts layered over each other. After about an hour, the storm lost its gusto and disintegrated while others in the distance gained strength. ‘’Tempest’ is an image that records an atmospheric and celestial event over a time span (counting the moonrise). Most of the image, the storm and lightning, took only fifteen to twenty minutes to catch. ‘Tempest’ fuses these various dynamic elements into one photograph as a still time-lapse making it the #1 Panoramic Image in the World 2012.

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Contest Finalist in Nature At Night Photo Contest
Runner Up in A Force Of Nature Photo Contest by Focal Press
Contest Finalist in A Force Of Nature Photo Contest by Focal Press
People's Choice in Stormy Weather Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Stormy Weather Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in How To Wow Photo Contest
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Angry Storms Photo ContestTop 20 class
Angry Storms Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Severe Weather Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wicked Weather Photo ContestTop 10 class
Light Through The Clouds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Light Through The Clouds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Nature At Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nature At Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
A Force Of Nature Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 10 class
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A Force Of Nature Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 20 class week 1
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class
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ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 5
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class month 1
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ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Stormy Weather Photo ContestTop 10 class
Stormy Weather Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Stormy Weather Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
How To Wow Photo ContestTop 10 class
How To Wow Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
How To Wow Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Capturing Light by Focal Press and Creative LiveTop 10 class
Capturing Light by Focal Press and Creative LiveTop 10 class week 1
Powerfull Photo ContestTop 10 class
Powerfull Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Photoshop World Las Vegas Photo ContestTop 10 class
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39 Comments | Report
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages August 12, 2013
Awesome image and very well executed.
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert September 20, 2013
An incredible piece of work. It has a fantastic biblical feel to it. Work to be proud of.
viewbug_georgem
 
viewbug_georgem November 09, 2013
amazing!!!!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz November 25, 2013
Love this shot and the story of how you took it. well done!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana November 25, 2013
Very cool!
tonychirino PRO
 
tonychirino December 23, 2013
Incredible image
fabs
 
fabs December 23, 2013
breathtaking
Meggerz
 
Meggerz December 29, 2013
awesome!
CreativeArtView
 
CreativeArtView September 30, 2014
amazing shot Craig! Congratulation!
photosue50
 
photosue50 September 30, 2014
Awesomd
aminoacid
 
aminoacid November 17, 2014
Out of this world !!!
EmmaPhillips
 
EmmaPhillips November 20, 2014
Wow, stunning!!
jvillainc PRO+
 
jvillainc November 23, 2014
Very well done - voted!
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages November 25, 2014
Congrats on your award Craig! Very well deserved!
ToddGirouxPhoto PRO+
 
ToddGirouxPhoto November 25, 2014
Thank you for sharing! Great work.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 25, 2014
Amazing capture. Congratulations on being the People's Choice Winner.
terrywelling
 
terrywelling November 25, 2014
Great Capture !!!! & thank you for sharing !!!
Shahid_S
 
Shahid_S November 26, 2014
This is awesome!!!
alanlarick
 
alanlarick November 26, 2014
Epic image!! Keep up the amazing work you inspire us all!!
tinawiley PRO+
 
tinawiley November 26, 2014
I will bet after you took the shot, looked in your camera at the image, you just were amazed you captured that shot? I would have been so excited. This is amazing.
janland PRO+
 
janland November 26, 2014
Fantastic Capture! Congrats!
fredpruitt PRO+
 
fredpruitt November 27, 2014
Unbelievable capture !
louiserobinson
 
louiserobinson November 28, 2014
Awesome work love it
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD November 29, 2014
Stunning work. Congratulations.
nikocarol
 
nikocarol December 13, 2014
WOW!! This is incredible...absolutely OUTSTANDING!
michaelanglin
 
michaelanglin December 17, 2014
Outstanding! Congrats.
pnielson
 
pnielson December 17, 2014
amazing shot, absolutely love it
sandracockayne PRO+
 
sandracockayne January 07, 2015
Wow!
madisonleet
 
madisonleet January 19, 2015
Such an incredible image
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 25, 2015
Your efforts paid off. This is incredible. Congrats!!
Kamstrup PRO+
 
Kamstrup July 28, 2015
This is fantastic!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 29, 2015
Awesome capture! Congrats.
jvillainc PRO+
 
jvillainc September 02, 2015
Genius - congrats on this stunning photo!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo September 02, 2015
Incredible! Congrats on being a Finalist!
rickthompson
 
rickthompson September 22, 2015
SUPERB!!
Witmar
 
Witmar August 10, 2016
Fantastic picture
Nakshatra_RP
 
Nakshatra_RP August 11, 2016
Incredible...
jleighkelley
 
jleighkelley March 19, 2019
This is an incredible work of art! Absolutely amazing creativity! It has a fantastical feel to it, an almost "this is something one would see in space" quality. Excellent!
lohrasbamjadi
 
lohrasbamjadi November 25, 2019
Have you superimposed the starry night on the thundery clouds?

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Behind The Lens

Location
On the border of Texas and New Mexico between Kermit, TX and Jal, NM.
Time
Late evening.
Lighting
This storm was not all that big, but it made up for it in intense electrical energy and light that was just incredible. This image comprises of five different lightning bursts layered over each other. After about an hour, the storm lost its gusto and disintegrated while others in the distance gained strength. My Lightning Trigger batteries were dead, so I just kept shooting 15-20 sec bulb setting shots to capture as much lightning as possible.
Equipment
Sony A850, Sony 24-105mm, Benro Tripod, Remote Shutter Release.
Inspiration
Storm photography has always captivated me!
Editing
’Tempest’ is an image that records an atmospheric and celestial event over a time span (counting the moonrise). Most of the image, the storm and lightning, took only fifteen to twenty minutes to catch. ‘Tempest’ fuses these various dynamic element exposures into one photograph as a still time-lapse making it the #1 Panoramic Image in the World in 2012.
In my camera bag
Sony A850, Sony A77, Sony A7R, Sony Lenses, Cine Backpack, Cokin Filters (ND & Grads), Remote Shutter Release, Care & Clean Supplies, Lightning Trigger, Benro Tripod, Mini Tripod, CP Polarizers, Big Stopper, Extra Batteries & Cards, Cell Phone, Beanie Hat & Hand warmers, treats!
Feedback
Don't be afraid of low light photography! Its a whole other world of beauty.

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