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Here in California we rarely get lightning storms. This is a 30 second exposure (yes, those are stars) of the wild weather we had last night! Lightning for over six hours! Thank goodness there were no fires started (at least none I've heard about!)

Taken from my deck :love:




by :iconcaitiekabob:
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:iconjuan-chaves:
Juan-Chaves Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
great!!!!
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work.
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
:love: thanks!!
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Stunning capture! Amazing!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thank you so much! My daughter :iconcaitiekabob: and I were outside on our deck for hours!! Such an amazing storm :love:
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. Mother nature can be real wonderful.
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
:iconlovenodplz:
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:iconeaross:
eaross Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot! :wow:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
:laughing: Thanks :D
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:iconhokeywolfe:
hokeywolfe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Totally cool!
:flowerpot:
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:iconragingviolence:
ragingviolence Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I love the stars in this one! :D
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
We were out on the deck originally to take pictures OF the stars...all of a sudden there was lightning :wow:
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:iconragingviolence:
ragingviolence Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
haha well it certainly looks really cool!!! :D
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Wow!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
:iconlovenodplz:
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, just amazing the colors!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I was sooo thrilled :love: the orange was such a strange reaction! I would have thought it was reflection from lights but there aren't any cities of that strength anywhere near that direction! :shrug: love the result anyway :laughing:
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it sure did make for a wonderful picture! :D
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thank you so much! It was such a thrilling night :love:
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:iconarachnowolf:
ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D You're welcome!
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's some dramatic lookin sky
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
it sure was! and those clouds came in so fast!! they blew over us from the southeast and then came back over from the northwest later in the night :love: we had lightning from about 9pm until almost dawn :faint:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.. some night
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:iconapplecorekevin:
applecorekevin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Incredible. What a great shot!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
It was stunning!!!! Never experienced anything like it before...fairly frequent bolts for almost nine hours :faing: and thank goodness no fires :pray:
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:iconapplecorekevin:
applecorekevin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fires are scary since it's so dry out there. Glad you got to enjoy the power of the storm without any negative repercussions.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
read later that there were over 2800 strikes! And there were a couple that did a bit of burning beyond the original tree, but all totaled less than 90 acres - not bad at all!
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:iconapplecorekevin:
applecorekevin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
2800! Wow that's a lot. I wonder how they record that sort of thing?
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I think there's some way of tracking them with the Doppler weather satellites :shrug: but I really don't know :laughing:
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