Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thematic Photographic 67: "Temporary" v.4.0 - Firepower


"Danger: High Voltage"
North Topsail Beach, NC - July 2009 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

Note: Please take a moment to stop by the Written, Inc. and visit . And pay your respects to TP's creator, Carmi, on the sudden loss of his father. Best thoughts for you and your family Carmi.


Even more temporary -- and more deadly -- than yesterday's fireworks are nature's own fireworks. From the time man first took notice of the sky above him lightning has been revered -- and feared. The ancient Greeks gave this weapon to their most powerful god Zeuss. And it presents some unique challenges to the photographer to say the least. Special techniques, and a lot of dumb luck are the requirements to capture this phenomenon which is quite literally "gone in a flash".
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5 comments:

Vita Stunder said...

This shot is truly a stunner!
Beautiful composed and gorgeous colours.
You inspire me to really learn how to capture lightning!

Daryl said...

Breathtaking. Vita is right its a stunner

Mama Zen said...

This is a gorgeous capture. Lightning eludes me.

Shadow said...

wow, love nature's lightning shows...

Lil Bit said...

POWERFUL shot! Wow, I can feel the eletricity from here!