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Story behind the photo: Thunderstorms in Seattle are very rare (happens maybe a few times a year at most), so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to go check it ...
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Story behind the photo: Thunderstorms in Seattle are very rare (happens maybe a few times a year at most), so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to go check it out. The storm briefly passed over the city around 9:45PM. I set up on the Water Taxi pier near Alki Beach in West Seattle, and took continual 30 sec exposures in the hopes of capturing something on camera. Luckily it paid off, and this was the result! This is one shot at 30 seconds (not a composite of multiple images).
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Asha_Ilana
 
Asha_Ilana September 06, 2013
Incredible moment, captured perfectly :)
jrfleury PRO
 
jrfleury September 06, 2013
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. I bet you're lucky a lot.

jerry

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symesie04
 
symesie04 September 06, 2013
cracking, excuse the pun.
MPredinchuk
 
MPredinchuk September 06, 2013
great photo!
EverydayLivingMoments
 
EverydayLivingMoments September 06, 2013
Stunning!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle September 07, 2013
Just superb! It's always so rewarding when all your preparation results in something fantastic like this!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo September 07, 2013
This is a wow! The skyline itself is beautiful, the lighting is incredible. Put them together and the shot is amazing.
Steveilad
 
Steveilad September 08, 2013
Superb capture
davyxy
 
davyxy September 13, 2013
very well done, an outstanding shot. you surely got the moment and composition. ALL STARS.. thanks for sharing.
HeidiBrewer
 
HeidiBrewer September 17, 2013
Stunning! Beautifully captured.
celsomichida
 
celsomichida September 17, 2013
Beautiful!
JohnHPhotography
 
JohnHPhotography September 18, 2013
Just...wow.
View1925
 
View1925 September 18, 2013
The Power of Nature and Man Combined - deb:)
StuartWright PRO
 
StuartWright September 22, 2013
Amazing capture, in ore of your shot !!
lbrunt
 
lbrunt September 24, 2013
Wow!
elainelvis
 
elainelvis September 24, 2013
just astonishing !
ctbehrend
 
ctbehrend September 26, 2013
So amazing!
NatalieGai
 
NatalieGai September 27, 2013
Awesome!!
jeffreygreenwood
 
jeffreygreenwood September 28, 2013
Wonderful Jeff. Nice when everything comes together even when unexpected like in this case. Best from Jeff
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen October 06, 2013
Congrats.
Daniyal
 
Daniyal October 07, 2013
Cool :)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 07, 2013
Fantastic capture! Congrats on being a finalist!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ October 08, 2013
Congrats on your finalist award in Skyline Panorama Contest.
sheriminardi
 
sheriminardi October 10, 2013
Stunning, congrats!
tlotter
 
tlotter October 10, 2013
Fantastic shot,congratulations
JoaoFreire
 
JoaoFreire October 10, 2013
great shot
jleiweke
 
jleiweke October 11, 2013
Congrats!
hollywood12
 
hollywood12 October 16, 2013
congrats!
chipbhi
 
chipbhi October 16, 2013
What a fantastic shot!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall October 22, 2013
Perfection!
fila4
 
fila4 November 15, 2013
Awesome! It certainly did pay off for you!
alexiusvanderwesthuizen
 
alexiusvanderwesthuizen November 17, 2013
This has to be one of the most beautiful skyline/lightning shots I've ever seen. Brilliant work!!!
jekabssilacerps
 
jekabssilacerps November 17, 2013
just amazing
DonnaBaileyPhotography
 
DonnaBaileyPhotography November 17, 2013
Absolutely amazing capture. Two thumbs up :-D
Antonio_Lopes
 
Antonio_Lopes November 20, 2013
Being a fan of lightnings (and unfortunately in my area they are very rare too) myself, i must say that this is amazing!!! the composition, the definition, everything!!! superb moment!!!
nycolewestover
 
nycolewestover November 21, 2013
beautiful shot. Washington doesn't get many storms like this but when we get them mother nature really lets us have it.
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater November 25, 2013
Awesome shot
potterpals Premium
 
potterpals November 26, 2013
Stunning! Congratulations on your award.
joelcalheiros
 
joelcalheiros November 27, 2013
Awesome!
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco November 28, 2013
Great photo.
jasonaskim
 
jasonaskim November 28, 2013
Very nice.So cool
robbyloe
 
robbyloe December 03, 2013
I love this one... :)
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios December 17, 2013
Excellent Shot love the lightning and the colors. Great Job!
katrinmoe
 
katrinmoe December 17, 2013
WOW!
jay12
 
jay12 December 25, 2013
I just cant imagine how people manage to take picture of thunder!! it is superb..
StudioLeFort
 
StudioLeFort January 27, 2014
Completely awesome shot - I have been in a similar situation but without filters or tripod and had to limit my exposures to one and a half seconds with very still hands resting on a rail...!
robinjohnson PRO+
 
robinjohnson February 13, 2014
Wonderful shot, voted.
abrovarnik
 
abrovarnik February 21, 2014
We'll done!
Rickcrys
 
Rickcrys March 01, 2014
Congrats on your win ....well deserved!
Timbo
 
Timbo March 04, 2014
Very cool capture.....
rach_who
 
rach_who April 02, 2014
Awesome
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi September 03, 2014
brilliant capture !
Mike5335
 
Mike5335 October 19, 2014
Unreal
joshuaberard
 
joshuaberard March 28, 2016
Absolute masterpiece! Thanks for sharing!
gman176
 
gman176 Nov 04
Fantastic image!

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