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This one struck so close that you can’t see the top of the tree in the front yard because of the intense light. It looks like it struck in front of the tree but was in fact back behind it a fair distance. I had to adjust the contrast down because it was so bright to be able to see the details.

What I found very interesting was the waves of energy spreading from the huge shaft of lightning. Nothing has been done to this image except adjust the contrast down in brightness.

Nikon D40S ~ Nikon 300mm lens on close zoom ~ 70.0 mm ~ f4.5 ~ ISO 100 ~ 42 second time delay set on P


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  • snapitnc
    snapitncover 3 years ago

    that was close barny!!,great shot considering the circumstances,cheers mike

  • It didn’t raise the hair on my arms but I felt a tingle! Thanks Mike

    – barnsis

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 3 years ago

    Amazing …..magazine quality brah’.

  • Thank you very much KJ, It looks a little strange with the waves of color emanating from it, never thought about it doing that.

    – barnsis

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    Wow, some storms you have had!

  • Yes and more on the way right now, I am probably not here for long before I am weathered out.

    – barnsis

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 3 years ago

    you do realise that lightening can travel sideways, as in right through a door or window???
    Good shot, just scary! take care, Linda

  • Actually I had triggered the camera and walked into the kitchen, this hit and I jumped but didn’t know I had this shot until I looked on the computer. Thank you.

    – barnsis

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 3 years ago

    That is one scary bolt of lightning my friend…. i hope all the storms are over… and things have settled down… and you can enjoy the easter weekend…. hugs, bro…. pleaseeeeeeeeee be careful… remember what linda jackson said above!!! and be careful!!!!!!!!

  • Yes it is Sis, no the storms are still going Tucker is under the bed now ☺ The storms are supposed to continue until at least Tuesday.

    – barnsis

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 3 years ago

    Great shot Byron, Powerful!!

  • Thank you, yes it really is!

    – barnsis

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    S t u n n i n g !

  • Yes my friend, in description and in fact ☺ Thank you Trish

    – barnsis

  • sharon wingard
    sharon wingardover 3 years ago

    I’ll say………………great shot

  • Yes it was, glad I had triggered the camera and walked into the kitchen☺ Thank you!

    – barnsis

  • waynepearce
    waynepearceover 3 years ago

    l’ll say stunning as well.lightning is like a box of chocolate you don’t now what yell get.

  • Thank you, I was surprised when I saw this one on the computer.

    – barnsis

  • shazart
    shazartover 3 years ago

    Amazing image, it must have been scary!

  • Sorry for the late reply, been off line more than I have been on lately. Thank you

    – barnsis

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