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outside May 26, 2016
beautifully done!!
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JDLifeshots June 14, 2016
Gorgeous capture! Congrats.
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michaeltillman October 05, 2016
That shot is really nice, and I know it is. This is right there on rout 88 East, not far from Goldfield Ghost Town. I have a shot in my gallery, check it out. I like the miniature town in the back. It is really tight. I really love this shot.
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GeraintRowlandPhotography October 05, 2016
Epic
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DebbieKMiller81 November 17, 2016
Beautiful shot. Lighting is awesome.
 
Andrue November 18, 2016
well done
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outside November 18, 2016
This is one of my all time favorites ! Great job!!
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LaurieS November 18, 2016
Amazing photo!
 
smileygirl01 January 26, 2017
Congratulations, beautiful picture!
 
DHauck February 15, 2017
Wow. Great shot.
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Forrest_Imagery March 26, 2017
Yes ! Now that's what I'm talking about !
Just Awesome !
This scene probably wouldn't be possible without layering shots but, I don't care, I dig it the way it is.
 
tammynjeffhaynes July 21, 2017
Love the shot. Beautiful
 
Sharena July 26, 2017
Phenomenal shot
 
RKphotographyeu August 19, 2017
Realy nice shot dude!
 
berniesteenbergen September 15, 2017
Awesome
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ericcriswell September 16, 2017
Such a wonderful shot! Great work!
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Kathylittle007 October 11, 2017
Lighting is amazing
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Canadianeh November 13, 2017
Beautiful
 
Very good
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kristianwade Feb 09
Awesome!!!!
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Trixy3182 Feb 14
I used to live right up the street from here in Apache Junction . Absolutely fabulous capture!! It is Goldfield town
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Thanks! This is right down the street from Goldfield. It is called Superstition Mountain-Lost Dutchman Museum.
 
Dstrag Feb 14
Absolutely beautiful! Amazing Work!
 
LauraMK Feb 19
Truly heavenly!! I’m in complete awe wow !!!!
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Rafaphoto Feb 19
Perfection
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Stunning shot! Just beautiful
 
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DeanM55 Mar 11
Amazing photo!!!
 
8574_4002 Mar 13
Nice
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Paul39 Apr 18
Incredible, fantastic, beautiful. A truly great shot.
 
Awesome picture
 
Powerful sky & great shot of this well lit church!
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Powerful and glorious.
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Stunning capture, a church on earth and in the sky
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Wow just wow

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Electrifying Superstitious Night



Beautiful night with the lightning show happening behind Superstition Mountains.
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Behind The Lens

Location
Lost Dutchman Museum near Superstition Mountains. The church is also known as the Elvis Chapel because it has appeared in one of his movies.
Time
This shot was taken at night during a lightning storm.
Lighting
The light in the shot is from the church and from the moon.
Equipment
Nikon D800, 24-70mm lens, on a tripod and no flash.
Inspiration
I was coming back from a day trip and on the way home I noticed lightning near the Superstition Mountains. I dropped of my family and took off quickly to try to catch the lightning.
Editing
I did a few things to the picture to enhance the feeling of it. I layered about 3 pictures together to include the clouds, lightning and stars together in one photo and a darker photo so that the church isn't blown out. Additionally I had to play with the color in the foreground because the light from the church was very yellow and distracted from the shot. I used LightRoom, PhotoShop and ColorEfex Pro.
In my camera bag
I usually carry by Nikon D800, 14-24mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 1.7 teleconverter, ND filters, polarizer filter, Pocket Wizards for remote triggering, tripod, lens cloth and cleaner, air blower, extra batteries, extra memory cards, sometimes a flash, pen and paper for notes.
Feedback
Best advice is just get out and shoot. Learn from your mistakes. I like to envision what my vision of the shot will be before I take the first shot. This vision includes how I will process the photo. This way I take all the photos I need and try to reduce as much post processing as I can.

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