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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Sep 4, 2009, 11:32:12 PM
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Mojave Lightning by michael-dalberti Mojave Lightning by michael-dalberti
I've always said that desert thunderstorms, however rare they may be, come with awesome power. This one came with flash flood rain. I drove out to this location to capture the lightning, but quickly got rained upon. I headed back but had to slow down to 35 on the interstate because the rain was so thick. ha!

(I apologize about the noise in the picture)

Mojave Desert (outside of Las Vegas and Mesquite, Nevada)

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samiamdeda Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
:'( I live in this hellhole...
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ashlite Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Regardless of the noise, this is still an incredible shot! =D
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ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Nice catch man, very dramatic.
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NikkorRed Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
A wonderful shot. Truly amazing. :)
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StringOfLights Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how the lightening curls toward the tree... Like it's thinking about blowing it to bits.
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Iamidaho Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Have you tried any noise reduction DPP should clean that up nicely, really not a bad noise pattern
I have been dieing to get some good lightning shots this year, looks like i may have missed my chance.
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I should do something like that but I haven't ever tried really, haha.
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wapamup Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
the hunting hand of an electric thundergod ^^
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
very nice man
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Ryser915 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing man! It looks like you and =SeptSky were out photographing the exact same storm - [link]

She's in Nevada, not too far from you.
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