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Lightning Over Water by Nate-Zeman Lightning Over Water by Nate-Zeman
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I took this photo the other night while i was home in WI. its taken from almost the same spot as [link] and is almost the same angle. as you can see this is a perfect spot for watching storms

Nagawicka Lake - Delafield, Wisconsin

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:icongallophome:
gallophome Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
haha I used to go to Nagawicka all the time
Great shot!
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Azzeria Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hello :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal: [link]

Have a wonderful day!
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InsaneCastivalite Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
that is AWMAZING!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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:iconsky-2011:
sky-2011 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Awesome!
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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:iconbullsnook:
bullsnook Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
spectacular shot
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconbullsnook:
bullsnook Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
and again, your welcome
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010   General Artist
i love looking at this, there is surprisingly a lot going on in this pic!!!! congratulations!!!:w00t:
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ANTAGONIST-88 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh man! Stalkin' through your gallery and I found this, AMAZING! Not to mention this is near my own home! Crazy!
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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:iconanon0131:
Anon0131 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is beautiful. Great shot
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:iconkarfunkelstone:
Karfunkelstone Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just: :wow:
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:iconleiaah:
leiaah Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just... wow.

:+favlove:
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:iconjpthart:
JPtHart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student Photographer
gorgeous..
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Frostbrood Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
really amazing, theyre no word !
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mani0009 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
i want to learn manipulation pls:(
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chicoflaco Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
how did you click at the exact moment?!
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:iconkiwigrass:
kiwigrass Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
absolutely magnificent!!
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AnnoyingRooster Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
there must have been a strong wind underneath those clouds to have made them that smooth or something lol
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've commented this before but I'm wondering if you have any advice about shooting lightning shots? :)
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
the technique i use for shooting lightning (and im sure it varies depending on who you ask) is like this...

first find your focus point... if its a bright night or the lightning is enough to temporarily light the scene than you can just focus like that. otherwise set your focus to infinity.

next set your aperature to somewhere between 2.8 and 5.6... depending on the light at the time. this is something youll probably have to just experiment with to get your best results.

use a shutter release cable and set your camera to bulb...

click the shutter and hold it down until you see a flash of lightning.. once the lightning strikes immediately release the shutter.

this is the easiest way ive found to shoot lightning and like i said before im sure there are a million techniques out there. your shots will vary depending on how long you have the shutter open for, but if its a dark enough night you can pretty much keep the shutter open until you see some lightning.

hope that helps! good luck
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Sounds easier enough. I am wondering how to set the focus to infinity? I've heard of it before but not quite sure how to do so.

Thanks for your help :)
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
depending on the lens there should be a mark.. it looks like an 8
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you, all I need now is some lightning ;)
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
good luck!
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Spiritwalker6153 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
I have attempted to capture lightening on more than one occasion. I have yet to have the kind of success you display here. A very cool shot indeed.
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digitalwork2008 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008   Photographer
wow..great shot...teach me how to capture this pix!!!
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
Amazing capture, you've done so well to capture that :D
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Ferny654 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Student General Artist
This is stunning.
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Kjafse-knall Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
really... you're a ridicolously good photografer... :P amazing!
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Saint-Gut-Free Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
this is a wicked capture, nice work!
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Sujla Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Nzeman.

Beautiful shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Sujla
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love the way it has lit up the lake. A perfect shot :clap:
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EarthElement12 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
awsome! i have a shot similar to this, but nowhere near as good!
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EarthElement12 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
i wish i could take pics like that... im more of a macro kinda girl. i dont really take that many far-off pics, ^^
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iKEEPSitREAl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
I think it's beautiful.
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dialac1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
is this a pano? ...lol... How come you were so fast to change position faster than the lightening...lol...but it looks like a pano tho :dance:
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GVA Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008   Photographer
Great capture!!! :clap:
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Absoluetly amazing shot!!!
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robertvine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Stunning...
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julienpier Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is breathtaking!!
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Levinitus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
It looks so pure and surreal, i love it, it´s like a spacephoto from another galaxy :) :+fav:
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forestpsych Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Student General Artist
the clouds look amazing
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squiter Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
amazing. and very lucky at that. i have tryed a thousand times to catch lightning and it always fails so i look up to those who are lucky enough to capture it and you did so very well! great capture
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gk5 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
that is just stunning!!!! awesome shot!!
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ColourMeGorgeous Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008   Photographer
This is a gorgeous shot and you captured it wonderfully =]
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Daniel-R Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional Filmographer
This is surely the best lightning shot I have ever seen :+fav:
I just love how the clouds are so colorful.
What a perfect capture!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional
:wow: WOW :wow:
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