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Lightning and Sunflowers by kkart Lightning and Sunflowers by kkart
So this happened Tuesday night. I was racing to the sunflower fields when I saw the clouds turning incredible about 90 minutes before sunset. What a night I chose to go...absolutely incredible conditions! This image here was captured in basically completely dark conditions. The light and color you see is a direct result of light pollution and the long exposure itself which was around 45 seconds. I was over the moon when I realized I managed to get the lightning in the image. Lightning over the sunflower fields has been a LONG bucket list item of mine and I can now officially scratch it off!
---John
www.jdebordphoto.com
John De Bord Photography © 2014

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Mi-chan785 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Wow, what are the chanced to get such an amazing picture?? Sometimes it needs much luck, I guess!
I love the flowers (I've never seen such a HUGE field of flowers, but I'd love to see one at  one time in my life...)  and the colours of the sky!!
How did you manage to get the flowers sharp like this? With such a long exposure and the weather given, I would've guessed it would be completely blurry?
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
A bit spooky but definetely beautiful.
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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fallowfrenzy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice!
This is such an amazing photograph -- very imposing!
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FantasticJack Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
I love that the flowers are turned down, huddling from the coming storm. Great shot!
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m-artist222 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
great and the lightning in the background is awesome:)
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icsbphoto Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Awesome!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional
nice job 
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Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
EXCELLENT SHOT! congratz!
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GayatriS Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Brilliant shot..!!
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Terrific shot John.Kudos to catching the lightening strike.
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
:wow: Amazing work! :clap:
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Vision-Quest Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Help me pick my jaw off the floor........    Awesome photo!
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Tru3N0rth Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an amazing photo! 
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Cantabrigian Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Looks kind of post-apocalyptic. What was that line from Planet of the Apes? Where man once reigned supreme, now rule the...sunflowers. Great timing for an epic image.
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic pic! :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
bonus shot!
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Malencaja Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Great work!
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Amarie-Veneanar Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Gorgious photo and colours. :)
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Aug 20, 2014, 8:24:45 PM
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