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
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