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Lightning over Monument Valley

Lightning over Monument Valley
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43 Comments | Report
BOULENGER
 
BOULENGER October 15, 2016
Great shot ! Congrats !
ham1248
 
ham1248 February 15, 2017
excellent capture
vickiehamby
 
vickiehamby March 27, 2017
Beautiful shot!
babdew1
 
babdew1 April 13, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
FredericMONIN PRO+
 
FredericMONIN April 13, 2017
Great capture Scott !!!
daletheknife
 
daletheknife April 13, 2017
That is a great shot..
charliepeepers
 
charliepeepers April 18, 2017
Absolutely incredible
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole April 23, 2017
Wow.....great timing and beautiful capture!!! Congrats on your People's Choice Award!! : )
susanneradke PRO
 
susanneradke April 23, 2017
Congratulationes - well deserved, way better than the other winner!
nikigordon
 
nikigordon May 04, 2017
I'm always in awe when I see lightning shots! I have yet to figure it out! great job!!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall October 12, 2017
Stunning capture....congrats on being Peoples Choice in the Southwest Photo Challenge!
LoriBea PRO+
 
LoriBea October 12, 2017
Congratulations on your win AND for capturing such a beautiful image! Wonderful job
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose October 28, 2017
Stunning shot!
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone November 03, 2017
Wow. AWEsome.
ericsimonss
 
ericsimonss December 04, 2017
That lightning strike is phenomenal, thanks for joining the challenge!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo January 17, 2018
Incredible! Congrats on so many Awards
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography April 20, 2018
Absolutely beautiful / Voted
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug July 08, 2018
Love this capture. You are a force of nature! Congratulations,
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole January 13, 2019
Beautiful!! Congrats on your challenge award!! : )
Cintography
 
Cintography January 13, 2019
Congratulations
BabZz
 
BabZz January 14, 2019
Fantastic shot family
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 14, 2019
Amazing capture. Congrats!
ivatrocke PRO+
 
ivatrocke March 24, 2019
Amazing capture! Thanks for joining my challenge!
egifford PRO
 
egifford August 01, 2019
Perfectly captured the essence of the southwest...colour, light, and weather!
lissavanderveer PRO+
 
lissavanderveer December 08, 2019
Thank you for joining the contest, what a great capture! Great picture
ScenesbySissy Ultimate
 
ScenesbySissy March 11, 2020
great shot
brianvandermerwe
 
brianvandermerwe April 28, 2020
Love it
PeteSavagePhotos PRO
 
PeteSavagePhotos June 15, 2020
Wonderful photo. Congrats on winning the 'Clouds with Energy' challenge. Well deserved!
Benaini
 
Benaini July 25, 2020
beautiful
RileyAbbottPhotography
 
RileyAbbottPhotography August 08, 2020
Wonder capture, worth the wait I'd say
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug November 14, 2020
A rare beauty. Congratulations on your award winning capture!
deekaycee PRO+
 
deekaycee November 14, 2020
So cool! Congratulations on your challenge win!
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal November 14, 2020
Hi Scott, Congratulations on your win with this fabulous image.
Free-Spirit
 
Free-Spirit November 15, 2020
Congratulations for your award!!
Vash01Photo Ultimate
 
Vash01Photo February 25, 2021
So many awards! Well deserved. Unfortunately none is a Top Shot Award.
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum April 03, 2021
Congratulations on your Challenge win! Well Done! Loved the photo!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug April 04, 2021
An all time favorite and magnificent photo.
KathyHolliker PRO
 
KathyHolliker July 15, 2021
Beautiful!
Vash01Photo Ultimate
 
Vash01Photo August 27, 2021
Congratulations on winning people’s choice in my challenge Your photo that won award(s).
Sandypartlow4 PRO+
 
Sandypartlow4 August 28, 2021
Congratulations
kurtsnyder Ultimate
 
kurtsnyder August 28, 2021
Congratulations Scott on winning the Yor photo that won awards, challenge! I love the bolt of lightning across the desert sky! Great shot - a winner in my book for sure! Kurt
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum October 21, 2021
Magnificent capture. This photo was in the top five of the most voted and definitely one of my favorites. Well Done!
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum October 21, 2021
You are a VERY talented photographer. Love your work!

Behind The Lens

Location
This is taken at Monument Valley in July this year - a 40 degrees Celsius day ended with a spectacular thunderstorm providing an incredible contrast with the red desert.
Time
This is in the evening, maybe half an hour before sunset, facing eastwards with the setting sun low in the sky behind
Lighting
I had to use a narrow aperture and a longer shutter speed to try to capture the lightning.
Equipment
This is taken with a Nikon D90 on a tripod due to the long exposure
Inspiration
After exploring Monument Valley in the heat of the day driving back towards the campsite it became obvious there was a thunderstorm brewing. At the first sign of lightning I pulled the car over to try to capture the storm breaking over the desert with the incredible evening light.
Editing
Very minimal post-processing was done in Lightroom. The natural light at this time of day spoke for itself!
In my camera bag
I have only a basic Nikon D90, with a 18-300 mm lens. In addition I have a 50 mm F1.8 lens for very low light shooting
Feedback
I found trying to capture lightning challenging!! Listening to thunder and trying to time the shutter release took a bit of practice, but got it in the end!! Also using a shutter remote helped!!

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