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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
20/10 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jun 30, 2011, 10:07:26 AM
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Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer 6.1.7600.16385
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Bling by zgradis Bling by zgradis
Just a normal night in Chicago. ;) Enjoy this Lightning shot I took.

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An edited version can be found at: [link]
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:iconpurexstasy:
PureXstasy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Wow, I never really took note of how lightening really looks like until I've seen this! It's so beautiful -- reminds me of leaveless trees.
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:icons2501v:
S2501V Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
till hell has reached his tentacles on us and punished the right and helped the wrong to join their ashess in peace for dust we would never fight, work or even come!
Like alive!
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Most creative post ever :D
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:iconpitrock74205:
pitrock74205 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Fantastic photo :)
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconbullsnook:
bullsnook Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
wicked nice shot
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate!
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:iconbullsnook:
bullsnook Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
welcome
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Gonna have to move to Chicago if this is 'normal' :iconyesyesyesplz:

Excellent capture!
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lol once a year usually crazy like this ;)
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:iconkarmanova:
Karmanova Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic capture!
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, sat there for 3 hours from start to finish and I got this shot about an hour and a half into it!
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:iconkarmanova:
Karmanova Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well worth the wait! Great job!
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:iconmatusmajer:
MatusMajer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Photographer
I'm amazed by this photo, how exactly was it taken? I always enjoy lightening photography in my spare time, but it's a split second where you either catch it or you don't. I was even thinking of taking a video and then cropping parts out but that would make the quality real bad. If only there was the mode where the camera takes a picture by itself when exposed to such strong light.
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Set it up on my tripod, did some check exposures then started shooting, adjusting the exposure as needed to ensure it wasn't over exposed. It was incredibly difficult because each strike of lightning was a different light value. I did much of it by sense in bulb mode. But you have to have the shutter open before the lightning hits then close it when you think you've gotten it and enough light. Its not skill if the camera does everything... But there are jerry rigs people have made to get their camera to go off when a large flash happens...
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:iconredblue07:
redblue07 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Cool!
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconsavaliste:
Savaliste Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
:wow:awesome!
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;) thx!
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:iconbaziowaty:
baziowaty Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
damn great !!!!!!!
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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:iconfiamen:
fiamen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
great capture :)
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconmjamesthompson:
MJamesThompson Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Is this from last week? AMAZING! What a great storm.
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup :D
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:iconmjamesthompson:
MJamesThompson Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
oh and awesome picture too, haha. Sorry about that. :)
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lol no worries, thanks :D
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:icontswolf1422:
Tswolf1422 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Chicago, and this is an Amazing Shot..
I know Your from Chicago because you still call it the Sears Tower ;)
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D yup ;)
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:iconavaambokile:
Avaambokile Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow fantastic
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconavaambokile:
Avaambokile Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
anytime
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:iconblacksand459:
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SWEET!!
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If it's a normal night i can't imagine the nights with a bad weather :noes:
Excellent shot by the way... =P
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh you know ;) The sears tower also got hit hard, sparks flew off the top of it, it was NUTS!
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And you don't have a photo ? :o what a shame... =P
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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:iconmidnightroses2012:
midnightroses2012 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Yes, I do enjoy this shot. =D
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I am glad you enjoy it! :D
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:iconjacobrm:
JacobRM Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations! This photo has been Featured! :w00t:

Don't forget to :+favlove: the news article to get more exposure.

Thankyou :tighthug:
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the feature! I greatly appreciate it!
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:icongeraldii:
GeraldII Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Outstanding shot, I have yet to capture a shot of lightning, but am working on it.
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Keep trying! Its not easy, but the more you do it the better you get at it, don't forget to be lucky ;)
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:iconhobbyfotograf:
HobbyFotograf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
perfect shot!
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconstormlights:
StormLights Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Very nice shot ;)
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:iconzgradis:
zgradis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully electrifying! :D :clap:
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