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Lightning over Monument Valley

Lightning over Monument Valley
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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
 
susanneradke April 23, 2017
Congratulationes - well deserved, way better than the other winner!
nikigordon PRO+
 
nikigordon May 04, 2017
I'm always in awe when I see lightning shots! I have yet to figure it out! great job!!
tinawiley PRO+
 
tinawiley October 12, 2017
Congratulations on winning Peoples Choice in my American Southwest challenge. This shot is stunning.
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 PRO+
 
Alfredo_Jose October 28, 2017
Stunning shot!
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson November 03, 2017
Wow. AWEsome.
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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 PRO+
 
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

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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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