Night time + a car + lightning = :-)

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  1. boomer

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    My first time ever getting a shot of lightning! And it happened to be a picture with my car as well. So I was pretty excited :)

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    ISO:200


    Let me know what you think!

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    I like the photo :) how did you do to get the lightning?
     
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    Nice. Do you still have the RAW file? Orange is a soft warm gentle colour. White balancing it to a colder colour would add to the baddassness of the image.
     
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    i don't like the composition btw ;o)
     
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    The second version is much better. Love the shot. Is that lightning real or did you edit it in ?
     
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    heh, i wasn't even trying.. just a few seconds in photoshop :)
    thanks
     
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    25 seconds! really good luck! I tried 2 minutes and got nothing~~
    :thumbup:
     
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    I agree about the comp, seems a bit too weighted on the right for me.
     
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    Thanks for the little edit! Looks great. I'll have to play around with them in photoshop a little. this photo has no other photoshop besides a resize and slight sharpening. Ya, i had the camera on the coldest white balance setting as well, 2500k. On auto white balance the pictures looked horrible!

    Edit: Here was my first shot of the night, set to auto white balance :( Not so great. Changed it to 2500k after this shot.

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    Ok, I played with the color levels a little bit and this is what i came up with. What do you think?

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    I actually like the first shot best, as the yellow foreground is a great contrast to the blue background.
     

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