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Grand Haven Lightning


Posted by Scott Kacos on Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:42 pm

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While standing under the cover of the pavilion, with a long exposure I was able to capture a few lightning strikes. What blew me away, when I later looked on my monitor, were the people standing on the end of the pier in all that lightning!

5DIII, 400mm f5.6, 15 seconds @ f9, ISO 500
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:02 am
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Amazing image Scott.
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by Mark Boranyak on Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:41 am
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Wow. Very dramatic and eye catching. Thanks for posting.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:47 am
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! This si so cool. Wouldn't have even noticed the people had you not mentioned them. I think to make this even better, selecting just the water and softening it just a tiny bit would draw less attention away from the spectacle of the rest of the image.
 

by Eia on Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:44 am
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Wow - o wow! I didn't notice the people either. The clouds look ominous. This is really terrific!
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by Robert on Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:50 pm
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Very dramatic image with the lightning and Grand Haven pier. Not surprised people are out on the pier even though the lightning is quite a ways out - it is going to move closer real soon. This is in my neck of the woods and I've seen and heard of folks out on the pier when the waves are crashing on it and the splash tall enough to cover the lighthouse at the end. They end up in the water with wet clothes and regret. Lake Michigan is like an inland ocean and needs to be respected.
 

by Scott Kacos on Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:11 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!  This si so cool.  Wouldn't have even noticed the people had you not mentioned them.  I think to make this even better, selecting just the water and softening it just a tiny bit would draw less attention away from the spectacle of the rest of the image.



That's a great suggestion, E.J.!  I'm guessing the lightning flashes did just that and acted like a flash on the water. With multiple flashes it made the water kind of crunchy, so your idea is a good one.
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by LHays on Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:31 am
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I just love this one.....an incredible image. Congrats on the Editor's Pick.
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by John Labrenz on Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:25 pm
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Love this.
great capture!
 

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