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The Storm by pestilence The Storm by pestilence
So I was shooting in Kammena trying to find nice spots while the sky was turning into dark and "notifying" me that an upcoming storm would emerge.
The Cokin filters made my day...the magenta cast was notorious and lots of shots where being deleted since the cast was so strong I would need propably a few hours to repair it (thanks god new filters are on the way).
So after removing my filter and arranging stuff in my bag, i turned back to the view (that on the picture) only to find out that a storm was on the "doorstep" lightnings and strong winds where blowing in the area, and apparently on the far end of Kammena (towards) Lamia it was rainining already.
I had my lens bare without any filters (appart from my polarizer) it was a bit dark (due to time and weather) so i said to myself oh well why don't I try to shoot some lightnings and maybe the storm itself..A hard task when you consider that my shutter speed was already reading "Lo"...30 secs and try to catch what you can without a remote control (Nikon D50...for some wierd and bad reason does not have a release cable...only an IR remote control which needs to be pointing in the front! )

Nikon D50
Nikkor 18-55mm
Shutter: 30sec
Apperture: f/11
Hoya Circ Polarizer
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO: 200
Date / Time: 27/07/2008 / 8:30pm
Location: Kammena Vourla / Greece
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The Storm by *pestilence
Suggester writes: " A simply fantastic piece! The blue color is wondrous and the smoothness of the water is fantastic. The wispy clouds and the single strand of lightning really adds a great, stormy night effect. "
( Suggested by Matthew-T and Featured by SheTakesPics )
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ryplej Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
quite nice - a bit too sharp for me when I look at lightning couse I see some colour problems on edges. Nikon D50 (as I remamber) should have more soft image like D70s cause of the same sensor installed. I love that water though, so calm like fog. I'm a stormchaser and do "flashes" from already 8 years now. For 7 years I've shoot with Nikon D70s and now changed to Canon 70D. 
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Aclipes64 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
What a splendid view. I love storm clouds.:happybounce: 
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SailorBubbles Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
This is just awesome...
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siddpires Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Photographer
Perfect colors...
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DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Hi!

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I hope you don't mind. :)
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madelynhelen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
i love the lights in the background and the very blue water
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TommyGK Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured this lovely photograph in my journal [link]

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SweetestOne27 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Beautiful!!
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juliamorgan21 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm in love.
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puzzledout Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
only in greece.. :)
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Vihartancos Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link] :huggle:
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Panori Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
woww totally love it!
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alekhamen Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
I may be weird but this picture brings me peace. So I love it!
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x-Maya-x Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Wow, very nice!
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annabebe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
wow amazing! great to hear how u got such an amazing shot :)
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martatigerwoman Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
i love this photo is wonderful i love the storm, just in the moment, congratulations is exellent.
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Vikusenok Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
красиво)
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PureHorseCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
that is soooooo cool!!!!
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Lunarlullaby9413 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Might I borrow this image for a youtube video? I promise to credit you. :3
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing shot! such wonderful colours to the water as well as some good details to the lightning in the distance. very well done!
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pestilence Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome :)
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riotgirlckb Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is an awsome picture well done
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maxre Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
outstanding capture.
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TheZiggyStardrugs Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
= O Gorgeous.
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:iconpestilence:
pestilence Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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DeeDzaroni Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm like this now =O. Wow such a beautiful view, i'm hoping one day i could stand in front of a view like that to take photos. The color mix of blue and the dark clouds with the lighting it amazing. Congrats on the DD very well deserved :heart:
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christosR Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CommanderPigg Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like a really skillful shot! Did you say you had your shutter speed at 30 sec? OMG, how did you capture that lightning so perfectly? XD Anyways, I love how some parts of the pic are blurry and soft, while others are focused so crisply.
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pestilence Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you,
Yes camera was set at 30secs (max without a remote control), It was just a matter of trial and error, I tried lots of shot until I managed to capture this one. Mostly you have to understand when to start capturing (in long exposure shots) since the lightning is short I had to capture it at the end of the 30sec exposure.
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Artist
very good for 30"
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pestilence Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
Many thanks! :)
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W-i-nn-e-R Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Photographer
Amazing shot ! :+fav:
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:iconpestilence:
pestilence Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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inmymind81 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely great!!
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pestilence Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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inmymind81 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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JGDA9RS Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
that's beautiful!!!!!! im in total awe
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pestilence Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you my friend :)
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mercydaylight Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
beautiful shot!
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:iconpestilence:
pestilence Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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mercydaylight Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
you're welcome :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   General Artist
fantastic capture :)
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pestilence Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you my friend :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   General Artist
no problem :)
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walter-zy Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Fav 1000 times!!! What a photography my friend!!!Congratulations...:hug:

Walter
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pestilence Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate! :)
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walter-zy Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
You are very welcome..
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FrogenLeaf Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great timing! :clap:
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pestilence Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
:nod: :)
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