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Thunderstorm over Beirut by Antoine Khater

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We had a rare thunderstorm in Lebanon yesterday night and I took some shots.

This one is take from “Ain Saade”, a village about 600meters above sea level from my balcony. the city that you can see is Beirut, Lebanon’s capital.

My camera was secured on a tripod and each exposure was about 25 to 30seconds with white balance set to tungsten to compensate for light pollution of the city.

This one is a combination of 3 shots each having 1 to 3 bolts in different places and merged in Photoshop using the “lighten” blending mode. After that mainly S-curves to increase contrast.

If interested you can check this tutorial for tips about thunder photography .

Location: Ain Saade, Lebanon
ref: 2008-10-27_EOS 40D_100-0864-086
MCN: CA0C4-572C1-B422A


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License .
© Antoine Khater 2008. Some rights reserved.

Tags

sea, storm, winter, sky, rain, lightning, thunder, lebanon, beirut

Comments

  • Tony Elieh
    Tony Eliehalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful :) photo

  • Thanks antoun

    – Antoine Khater

  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...almost 6 years ago

    WOW this is unreal!!!!! FANTASTIC CAPTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks Jeffrey glad you liked it

    – Antoine Khater

  • desertsea
    desertseaalmost 6 years ago

    Wow…this is amazing, I’m so jealous…shame I was too busy enjoying the rain (& Drinking) in Gemmayzeh to get my camera out and take a shot!! :-(

  • :) Glad to know your enjoying being in Lebanon! can’t wait to see some pics from you

    – Antoine Khater

  • Joseph Najm
    Joseph Najmalmost 6 years ago

    Great Shot Antoine, Congrats

  • Thanks Joe

    – Antoine Khater

  • EvCohen
    EvCohenalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent capture, Stunning image!!!
    my fav

  • Ev ! Thank you I’m really glad you like it

    – Antoine Khater

  • Annemie Hiele
    Annemie Hielealmost 6 years ago

    impressive Antoine!

  • Annemie I just love your work and value your comment.
    Thank you for dropping by

    – Antoine Khater

  • Steven Maynard
    Steven Maynardalmost 6 years ago

    makes a great shot Antoine

  • Thank you Steven !

    – Antoine Khater

  • Moshe Cohen
    Moshe Cohenalmost 6 years ago

    Wow, wonderful work.
    The color of the sky is gorgeous.

  • Thanks Moshe!
    The question is which colors are you seeing ? Do you have an ICC aware browser ? calibrated monitor ? color shift is HUGE on that one

    – Antoine Khater

  • kozmix
    kozmixalmost 6 years ago

    What a cool capture!

  • Thank you Ruben

    – Antoine Khater

  • Alessandro Pinto
    Alessandro Pintoalmost 6 years ago

    terrific capture.. truly spectaculr !

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