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~Count 2 seconds and it will reach your ears... BOOM!

Lightning storm over Novokuznetsk, Siberia.
View from the balcony, where I spend my youth years... and which I also set on fire once.
Brings back memories of many thunderstorms witnessed from this point of view, hitting that building... most likely since it's the tallest building in the area and with plentiful lightning conductors. My grandmother told me a tale that her grandmother told her, of a time when where wasn't as much metal on the ground of the earth and during thunder storms, lightnings shot from one cloud to another, not into buildings.

How to capture lightning with a camera:

a) Wait for a lightning storm
b) point camera at random view of clouds, where you predict lightning might strike
c)Click to photograph and leave aperture open for over 30 seconds on BULB mode.
d)After lightning strikes, click again to close the aperture.

Note: this clearly won't work with cameras that have no BULB mode.
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:iconthunderwarriors97:
ThunderWarriors97 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
Wow this is stunning! Great shot on the lightning bolt!
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:icona-quiet-reflection:
A-Quiet-Reflection Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg cool
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:iconvrinda-the-wistful:
Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: surreal and wonderful.
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:icontwisterhawk:
Twisterhawk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Siberia? Isn't that where's lots of snow? Wait... Thundersnow! Yeah!
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:iconmmme123:
mmme123 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
this is beautiful :iconamazedplz:
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:iconscabbedangel84:
ScabbedAngel84 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Thanks for the tip..great photo xxx
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:iconestonian93:
Estonian93 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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:iconmistereclipse:
MisterEclipse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Scary.....
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:iconcharredlief:
charredlief Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome...I always wanted to know a method to do that.
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:iconnastenka1512:
Nastenka1512 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Hey! I live there! Metallurgov, right?
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:iconjeanchr1stophe:
JeanChr1stophe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Well combined
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:icondanzjager:
danzjager Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
wwwooww
:O
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:iconpersian-mehrzad:
Persian-Mehrzad Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   Interface Designer
good shot with a nice Aperture ... thanks .
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:iconcamel51:
Camel51 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is amazing!
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:iconbloody-princess2:
Bloody-Princess2 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
wow! :wow:
It looks so beautifuL! <3
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:iconcwazyazn:
cwazyazn Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
absolutely awesome shot
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:iconreanimated4now:
Reanimated4now Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
this is really cool
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:iconandurilwielder:
AndurilWielder Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist
mind if I use this photo for my photoshop class?
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nope,
go for it
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:iconnero1209:
nero1209 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wow nice shot
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:iconnewrustle:
Newrustle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woow! It's my hometown) Nice to watch it :)
Не знал, что великолепная фотографии улицы Кутузова попадет на девиант и будет столь популярной :)
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:iconblairsnitch:
BlairSnitch Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
This is really gorgeous !!!
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:icondantsorigin:
DantsOrigin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thunder! awesome! ;D
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:iconfaststarrynight:
faststarrynight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Wow, what a beautiful picture! Thank you for leaving the advice on how to capture a moment like this.
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:iconnhecro93:
nhecro93 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
dammmmmmmmmmmn fu*king awesome!! :dalove:
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:iconinerasable:
inerasable Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
That's amazing. (:
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:iconlordache:
LordAche Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Thank you so much for the note. Now I'm waiting for a lightning storm!!
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:iconzm3y:
Zm3y Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
нормуль) обожаю молнии)
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:icontypen:
Typen Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Just awesome :jawdrop:
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:icondreamseeker82:
dreamseeker82 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing...
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:iconrikikigee:
RiKikigee Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OHHHHHH super super cool!
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:iconlight-alchemist:
Light-Alchemist Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I know you kinda tell us how you did it right there in the Artist's comments... but it still looks like you a magician to me
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TheDutch87 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Awesome!!

hope ther wilel be a storm some day here!

Really want to try this my self:O

Man i dig this picture!

Addes it to my Fav ^^
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spoDdy2009 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Great photgraph.
It's a shame most DSLR cameras don't expose until the shutter is released.
Few people know that 2min exposure or more can make a night scene into a day time scene.
Your exposure was timed just right.
Keep up the good work.
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Shinji-Sama Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Hi there!

Just letting you know that you've been featured in my journal, here: [link]

:]
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:iconhorselover146515:
horselover146515 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Student General Artist
this is really awesome! you always seem to get "perfect timing" shots. :)
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:iconrndfunction:
rndfunction Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When lightning strikes the clock tower and Marty is instantaneously transported back... to the future!
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:iconlindsayduke:
LindsayDuke Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
i love that this is called "thunder" when the most obvious thing about the picture is light. you went for the auditory vs. the visual. interesting.
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:iconsathonraven:
SathonRaven Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Very Nice There! And Thanks for the Tips on How to.
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:icontheredlightning:
TheRedLightning Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
real awesome photo there dude and that tip might come in handy XD
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:iconnikitavs:
NikitavS Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
damn,....
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:iconsanie-photography:
sanie-photography Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009   Photographer
awsome photo! have to admit :-o
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:icon40d-zilla:
40D-ZiLLa Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Love it - the mix opf natural and man-made colours is just awesome :D
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:iconpainwithdesire:
painwithdesire Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! Check this lightning shot out that I did [link]
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:iconnebraskies:
Nebraskies Featured By Owner May 11, 2009   Photographer
Wow awesome shot! :love:
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:iconigggy:
igggy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
looks so dramatically...
nice
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:iconrandom007:
Random007 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't like to be under that!
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:iconstarterrestreland:
starterrestreland Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
i love it
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:iconkram666:
kram666 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
photo its really good :weed::weed:
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:iconrandom101girl:
Random101Girl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Woah!! this is amazing!! i love it! :) *favouite*
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