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Photographer Rocky Berlier  Rocky Berlier {Karma:2009}
Project #19 Above Your Head Camera Model Fuji S2
Categories Nature
Landscape
Film Format RAW
Portfolio Night Photography
Landscape
Sky & Clouds
Lens Sigma 28-105mm
Uploaded 7/31/2006 Film / Memory Type ISO 400
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 1206 Shutter 1 minute
Favorites Aperture f/22
Critiques 24 Rating
5.88
/ 6 Ratings
Location City -  Scottsdale
State -  AZ
Country - United States   United States
About Class Project: Above Your Head

This is the last of this series of lightning strikes. Several people (independednt of each other) commented on how this reminded them of the recent movie "War Of The Worlds."

I probably held the shutter open for this longer than any other shot I took that night. It may have been as much as 1 minute long (I wasn't watching the time).
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majid masood majid masood   {K:6931} 2/21/2008
A very good capture!!! Nice finishing and color balance. Perfect composition. Good work.

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Rocky Berlier Rocky Berlier   {K:2009} 9/6/2006
I'm so glad you & Brian will be there. You both really make the class fun. I love to share what I know (even when some aren't interested). LOL! I'm off to PhotoshopWorld in Las Vegas where there is always a ton of great info to learn. Of course, I'll share what I learn with whoever is interested. See you both soon. ~ Warmest regards, Rocky

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Connie  Zimmerlich   {K:21} 9/6/2006
Hi Rocky, Yes, I did sign up for the next class. I don't want to miss what you come up with next. My buddy, Brian, is also joining. Might be a little difficult for him to find the time to shoot pictures. He'll get a lot out of the discussions.
Thanks for always sharing! CU soon, Connie

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Rocky Berlier Rocky Berlier   {K:2009} 9/2/2006
Gracias mucho, Juan por los comentarios buenos. Soy así que alegre tienes gusto de esto. Tenía diversión el tomar de estos cuadros. No es ésa difícilmente a hacer sino que toma una cierta paciencia. Respeto ~, Rocky

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Juan Gonzalo Marcano Prieto Juan Gonzalo Marcano Prieto   {K:14254} 9/2/2006
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dios que imprecionante, mi favorita, excelente

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Kiarang Alaei Kiarang Alaei   {K:49415} 9/1/2006
*Thanks again Rocky. you are so nice!

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Rocky Berlier Rocky Berlier   {K:2009} 9/1/2006
Hi Kiarang. Yes, I wanted to lighten-up these images as well and Levels will do just that. Unfortunately, there is A LOT of noise in the shadows of these and making them lighter will only increase the visibility of this noise. It was a compromise to keep these this dark. Keeping them dark also kept the contrast which adds to their overall sharpness. I think lightening them would have the opposite effect. In truth, I just felt very lucky to capture this at all! Thank you for the very kind suggestion. ~ Warm regards, Rocky

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Rocky Berlier Rocky Berlier   {K:2009} 9/1/2006
Hi Connie! Thanks for the support, honey. We missed you at class last night. Are you sigining-up for the next one? I did already. Hope you'll be there to bring some sunshine to the place. ~ Warm regards, Rocky

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Rocky Berlier Rocky Berlier   {K:2009} 9/1/2006
Hi MAry! Thank you sweetheart for the comments and congrats. I was just as shocked as anyone that I got this... but VERY pleased too. ) ~ Warmest regards, Rocky

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Kiarang Alaei Kiarang Alaei   {K:49415} 9/1/2006
*Thanks for your complete reply dear Rocky.
maybe some works by the leveles in photoshop can do better result!

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Connie  Zimmerlich   {K:21} 9/1/2006
Way to Go on the SC! You deserve it! --Connie

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Mary Brown   {K:71879} 9/1/2006
This is really a neat capture. It looks the multiple strikesalmost surreal with the multiple stikes and the rough looking silhouetted landscape. The title definately suits well. It is very eye catching and quite stunning with an ominous mood. Congratulations on SC.
MAry

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Rocky Berlier Rocky Berlier   {K:2009} 9/1/2006
Hi Gayle! Sorry for the delay in responding to this. I think I was too excited about getting the award and missed your post. LOL! I do feel very lucky to be living here. It's taken a while to gain an appreciation of the very diverse desert life here but now I truly love it. There is much more life in the desert than one would imagine. Thanks for the really kind comments. ~ Hugs & Warmest regards, Rocky

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Rocky Berlier Rocky Berlier   {K:2009} 9/1/2006
Hello Kiarang. I understand what you mean by "sharpness and quality" with this image. Since this was done "in-camera," I had to generally focus "blind" for distance. I had the f/stop set to the highest number to get it as sharp as possible. However, since lightning is not very cooperative when it comes to posing for a shot, I just took what I could get. Also, the high f/stop in a night-shoot made the noise a little more than I wanted in the shadows. Reducing this image for the web didn't help the quality either. Perhaps I could improve this more in Photoshop. Any suggestions? Thanks for looking at my work. ~ Warm regards, Rocky

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Kiarang Alaei Kiarang Alaei   {K:49415} 9/1/2006
Interesting idea with that Cactus,lack of sharpness and quality is what distract me.

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Gayle Newton Gayle Newton   {K:1482} 8/4/2006
Wow, congratulations, Rocky! All of these lightning shots are terrific! You're lucky to be living in this beautiful part of the world. Lots of nice elements here, besides the lightning. The silhouette of the mountains, the cactus, the trees in the distance. Well done!
Gayle :)

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 8/1/2006
woowww hello Rocky..
welcome..
you are a thnderstorm hunter?!?
reallyu nice and great this multi-light..the mode and composition when you have "light on the cactus" is good..
best congrats for the SC
roby

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Kambiz K Kambiz K   {K:37420} 8/1/2006
am eye seven

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Rocky Berlier Rocky Berlier   {K:2009} 8/1/2006
No one was more surprised than me about this. Many thanks for the congrats, Eric.

And thank you all who left such wonderful comments. You've made me feel very proud of this shot. Thank you.

~ Warm regards,
Rocky

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Eric Benson Eric Benson   {K:384} 7/31/2006
Congrats buddy on your SC. Your work is definetely impressive to say the least. Great job!
Eric

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greg collins   {K:12273} 7/31/2006
Stunning shot and well deserved award. Thats a lot of lightening for 1 minute - very cool.
Greg

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神 風 神 風   {K:10665} 7/31/2006
A very high voltage of an image for sure!

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Cary Shaffer   {K:9269} 7/31/2006
Man that really worked out good Rocky, interesting shots, keep on shooting, Cary

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Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia   {K:96391} 7/31/2006
stunning. amazing besuty. great.cong.

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