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The Strike by kkart The Strike by kkart
Recently I had the chance to photograph some severe storms just outside of Denver International Airport. The crazy thing is that this was totally unexpected, we were actually out there to shoot a massive wild Sunflower field (which turned out to be rather bunk) and instead were greeted with an amazing display of weather. So much so I got a clip of it on my cell phone of the Messocyclone that was right above us [link] We stayed with the storm as long as we could which provided us some great lightning shots.

Hope you all like it
John

Sony a550
Minolta 18-200mm
13 seconds @ f8
Tripod & Shutter release

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T-15 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. my. Gosh. THAT IS EPIC!!!!! I'm so amazed
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anjaleck Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
With all the thunderstorms in this area I just had to click on this... knowing how hard it is to actually catch a bolt. Besides, the colors in this are gorgeous.
Hugs,
Anj
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Zebraa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice shot !
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crisvsv Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
ohhh sweet shot really great! Lovely colors
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tolgagonulluleroglu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow !
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:icondiri:
DiRi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... just wow!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
Ya kind of a lucky shot
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:icondiri:
DiRi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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:iconnick8065:
nick8065 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Great shot dude.
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow .......awesome captue.....
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Wow! What a shot! :clap:
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:iconsilverflamed:
Silverflamed Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Great shot! I enjoy watching your photos.
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:iconkellymanaghan:
KellyManaghan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconbergamont27:
bergamont27 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
A-mazing
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BPC73 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
love the color
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 181st to 189th.:wave:
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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Photographer
Great lightning :clap:
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:iconredrosabell:
redrosabell Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Cool!
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somemilk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
awesome *.*
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:iconden12:
Den12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Whoa. :>
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is epic! :worship:
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Robert-PJ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is great image, I love the majestic composition and soft/dark tones. :clap: :sun:
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
The combinations of lightning and artificial light is great, with ambient light giving eenough detail around, framing everything beautiful. All coupled with a perfect exposure, making a great shot!
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louiecablouie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice colors. :)
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Sari8907 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is amazing!! :) Beautiful shot!
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skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome!! :clap:
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Cassavus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Beautiful shot man! :nod:
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CandySue Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist
This is great! Fantastic colors
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture
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rautamiekka Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Nice, nice.

I managed to fav this in wrong folder.
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Q-x Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Waoh, that's awesome.
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:iconmaxre:
maxre Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
awesome catch John!
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CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot :clap:
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tatiana-avev Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent!!
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wow, those colours!
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bad-girl-sniper Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
bloody awsome!
^-^
i hope u get a DD!
i love lightning!
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:iconroxndox:
RoxnDox Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Nicely captured! Love a good thunderstorm (except when it delays my flights...).

Jim
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gdaEv Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Wow!! I think this could stand a little cropping, but it is stunning and beautiful!
The colors are amazing.
Great work!! :love:
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darkkittenangel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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UnforutunateFortune Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
13 seconds is quite a while to keep a shutter open. then again im not really a great photographer, nor do i use a tripod *FACEPALM* But i really like the spontaneous capture, so good job it's awesome!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
breath taking !
fascinating electric show!
I love the deep dark clouds illuminated by the pink electric
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ulzzangdoll Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice shot! i love th angle that you took it.
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aplbunny Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!!! i love it!!! great picture!!
^___^
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Rainbow-Space-Bubble Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaow..... :iconamazedplz:
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LlamaRachelle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
WOW! What a great shot!
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Aydinek Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
fantastic...
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ponygirl74 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   General Artist
Very impressive!
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HeartofGaia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Wow. Impressive
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   General Artist
great capture mate!
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