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gek1701 April 06, 2016
One fo the best lightning shots I have ever seen!!
Followtheleed April 07, 2016
Thank you :)
 
gek1701 April 06, 2016
Welcome to VB!!
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Pamelabole April 06, 2016
WOW!!!!!! That sure was a crazy storm!!! : ) Beautiful capture!!! And congrats on your well deserved award!!!
Followtheleed April 07, 2016
Hey thanks so much :)
 
jaxbeachbum April 07, 2016
Amazing shot. Looks like it was quite a light show, must have been some storm,
 
JulianneBradford April 07, 2016
Incredible! Congrats!
 
JordanSuter April 26, 2016
Simply astounding.
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douglasgray April 30, 2016
Great shot. I am glad I wasn't there when that storm hit.
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toml721 July 09, 2016
WOW!!! I wouldn't want to be in that storm other than for photo purposes!!
 
budhaffner October 22, 2016
Is this one long exposure or multiple photos combined in Photoshop?
Followtheleed May 02, 2018
See the editing notes below. "Composite of 15 shots" :)
 
PixieStixx November 11, 2016
Stunning! I mean wow, the story it's telling, I feel a little frightened just looking at it and putting myself there. So awesome, great photo!
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sigurdsundberg November 26, 2017
Amazing photo, I love it !
 
josverelst January 27, 2018
stunning
 
Andysfp February 05, 2018
Simply perfect
 
helenabragonfly April 19, 2018
Amazing!
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anz200 July 30, 2018
Is it possible? :O
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RamonZabala November 25, 2018
Spectacular photo . Thanks for sharing

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One stormy night in the city of Sandy in the state of Utah, my room mate called me up and told me the lightning was getting a bit crazy. We decided to go grab s...
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One stormy night in the city of Sandy in the state of Utah, my room mate called me up and told me the lightning was getting a bit crazy. We decided to go grab some shots with the ole shutter box to share with everyone. This is about 30 minutes of the storm that night.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This Photo was taken in Alta View Hospital parking lot in Sandy, Utah.
Time
between 6-8 pm
Lighting
Lighting was a typical cloudy day about an hour after sunset.
Equipment
I used my Dolica tripod, Sony A6000 and the Sony 55-210 mm f4.5-6.3
Inspiration
I've always enjoyed trying to capture lightning photos. This night in particular was perfect. It was not raining, but lightning was striking every 30 seconds or so. I found a nice elevated view of the city and began taking as many 30 second exposures as I could.
Editing
I used lightroom to adjust a few settings then photoshop to stack about 15 shots into this one photo.
In my camera bag
I currently shoot with the Sony A7r. I have the Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens and for night and landscape pictures, I use the Rokinon 50mm F1.4 Lens. Also included is a Dolica tripod, at least 4 batteries, a wireless remote, some lights and headlamps for light painting.
Feedback
Be sure to have a tripod. A remote would be ideal so the camera does not move in the slightest. Set the ISO low, focus, shutter speed to 20"-30" and aperture to wherever you think is pretty. This is photography, show the world how you see things through your eyes :] Once the settings are in place, take a ton of pictures as the storm passes through and stack them all in photoshop. There you have it.

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