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Mountain Thunder by kkart Mountain Thunder by kkart
Mountain Thunder

Shot this past Wednesday on the top of Trailridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Standing at approximently 12,000 feet high, I took this shot, then hurried back in the car. Why? Well as the sign stated :

"Warning! If there is any indication of thunderstorms or lightning in the area, you should not make this hike. Remember: lightning has been known to strike up to 5 miles from the thunderhead and as the tallest object, you become a prime lightning rod! This applies to all areas above tree line!"

And now you know why. And as I sat here surveying the whole scene, like something out of the movie "The 10 Commandments"..... I did start singing "The hills are alive with the sound of mussssssssic!" I was awe struck, and this was a very hard shot for me personally considering my health as of late and the altitude I was at. I overdid it, but ya know, I think the price I paid was well worth it! Many, many more shots to come yet. Stay tuned!

Shot Info:
Minolta 5D
Minolta 18-200 DT
18mm
1/80 sec
f/10
Hoya UV Filter
Singh-Ray CPL Filter
Shot in RAW (of course.....)
Single shot HDR processed inside Photomatix
Photoshop
LucisArt


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Thoughts welcomed, Print to come!


All artwork is © John De Bord, All Rights Reserved. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, redistribute, or modify this image without my express consent.
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Alta13 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Photographer
I absolutely love this picture.
Just out of curiosity, could I pooossibly see the unedited pic? I'm just... really curious xD
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bridge-and-edward Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible shot. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing a piece of Colorado with us.
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vindego Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
That's one wicked looking cloud! Great shot! :)
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Sventine Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome shot!
thanks for adding an interesting description :)
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n272wa Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Insanely awesome work!
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demarchand Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured! :kitty:

Feature # 1,425,609,349? :P
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kkart Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
lolol thanks!
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Frezollie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009   Photographer
Wonderful , amazing wooooooow
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simplythechemical Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
beautiful.
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Drethan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Except for the fact that you're a director....My bad. Still, it's an incredible shot
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