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Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
E-510
Shutter Speed
15/1 second
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F/11.0
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14 mm
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400
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Feb 3, 2009, 11:17:04 PM
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Twin by datazoid Twin by datazoid
A couple of lightning bolts.

And a fun lesson in which camera not to buy for photographing lightning (or anything that happens in the dark, for that matter).

The grain is a feature of this picture, it's meant to represent the lightning's desire to flee the clouds and join with the ground as one harmonius unit of..oh, who am I kidding. The grain is there because the camera sucks. As soon as I find something high enough, I'm gonna find out if it bounces.

Nice lightning, though.

Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia.

UPDATE, October 2012: This one's been long overdue for an improvement. Cleaned the image up, reduced noise, tweaked contrast. The original, for comparison, is preserved for posterity here:
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I'm much happier with the updated version.
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firebird Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
awesome. you have guts!
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datazoid Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thanks. :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
:thumbsup:
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datazoid Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
:D
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Wolfzen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Writer
The fifth displayed here is perfect. This is my favorite lightning piece of yours, for sure. I mean heck, when you can see the color transitions in the purest form of natural energy, it's hard to not like this photo. It's like a rainbow that'll blow your head off because it's so hardcore...
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datazoid Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Thank you so much! :)
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Wolfzen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Writer
Indeed indeed, but every word is true. Although seeing this makes me want to develop a rainbow cannon that could blow apart people in a fabulous fashion...
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wikedwitch Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Wow, Data! Bad camera or not, this is a fantastic capture!
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datazoid Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Thanks. :)
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wikedwitch Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Print?????????

*jumping up and down and pointing at self* "Paying customer here!!!!"
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