It was a dark and stormy night  by Matt Duncan

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Photographic details:
Canon EOS 40D
18mm, 10sec, F8.0, ISO200.

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© 2009 Matt Duncan
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blue, crawler, dark, lightning, night, storm, strike


  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Wow Matt, stunning! And those fast moving clouds! It makes it look like the lightning is trying to run away from them but they caught him (the lightning man!)…. :))

  • Ahh yes! I see what you mean. I hadn’t actually visualized it that way.
    Thanks Vicki. :)

    – Matt Duncan

  • Lisawv
    Lisawvover 4 years ago

    Instant favorite. WOW! Amazing capture with perfect exposure. Excellent work Matt.

  • Thank you very much. :)

    – Matt Duncan

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    wow, this is brilliant. U can feel the energy in this shot.

  • Thanks Parmi. It was a busy night of storms, and this was one of the few arcs that presented itself clearly, from my sheltered position.

    – Matt Duncan

  • elphonline
    elphonlineover 4 years ago

    wow great capture.

  • Cheers for the comment Elaine. :)

    – Matt Duncan

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 4 years ago


  • Thanks very much Virginia, and for the feature. It’s very appreciated.

    – Matt Duncan

  • dreamNwish
    dreamNwishover 4 years ago

    Great piece of work!

    I know this may sound strange, but to me…there looks to be a cartoon-like cat/lion face on the left side in the trees….the combo of the tree and clouds. Cool! LOL!

  • Thank you ! :)
    I am sorry to say, but unfortunately my logic bound brain just can’t quite see the cat or lion that you do. I think I will be trying to see it every time I look at this image now.

    – Matt Duncan

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    I can see it!! It is laughing, with it’s mouth open, actually, I can see two different laughing animals there…. have I confused you Matt?!!!!

  • dreamNwish
    dreamNwishover 4 years ago

    Sorry about that, Matt. I didn’t mean to put any stress on you. I’m sure you weren’t going for any optical illusions with this piece of work. LOL! If you see it, let me know.

    I see that Vicki Ferrari can see it, and also a tad more of what I didn’t see. :-)

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 4 years ago

    Beauty! And you got it framed perfectly! Great capture… & stay safe!!!

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