coup de foudre

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© Dustin Hanoski
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 15, 2011
TakenMay 3, 2011
Exposure25 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length28 mm
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This shot came about after three hours of patience using an open shutter and a piece of cardboard! The first hour was spent with me running around to different parts of the beach to follow the storm and the last two hours were from my balcony.

Lightning strikes in Hawaii are actually not that common but on the day this image was captured the National Weather Service recorded over 14,000 strikes in 24 hours on Oahu.

Canon EOS Rebel, f/4, 25 sec. exposure (reduced approx. 10 seconds w/cardboard), ISO-100, focal length 28mm

55 responses

  • member

    member said (15 May 2011):

    wright time&place.nice1

  • Angie Flynn

    Angie Flynn gave props (15 May 2011):

    Great shot!!!!! I love weather pics!

  • bajerski jean-pierre

    bajerski jean-pierre said (22 May 2011):

    j'aime beaucoup!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (23 May 2011):

    great shot!!!

  • Brian Hannah

    Brian Hannah gave props (23 May 2011):


  • Courtney Straub

    Courtney Straub gave props (24 May 2011):

    AHHH, I love lightning! Beautiful capture!

  • jane bettis

    jane bettis gave props (24 May 2011):


  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (27 May 2011):

    wow is right!

  • Barry Barnes

    Barry Barnes gave props (30 May 2011):


  • Esteban Gutiérrez

    Esteban Gutiérrez said (30 May 2011):

    nice one fella!

  • Roland Conrad

    Roland Conrad gave props (1 Jun 2011):

    Where can I get a print? Fantastic!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (1 Jun 2011):

    One of the best ever

  • Lorena Camacho

    Lorena Camacho said (3 Jun 2011):

    I love this photo!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (3 Jun 2011):


  • john cottey

    john cottey gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    Epic. Love the clouds in this shot. Well done

  • john cottey

    john cottey gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    Epic. Love the clouds in this shot. Well done

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    This is fabulous!! Perfect timing!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    Simply fantastic, well done!

  • Angelica whisenant

    Angelica whisenant gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    amazing capture

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    Great Capture!

  • Grethel Ulang

    Grethel Ulang gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    it is fabulous!

  • Mira Crisp

    Mira Crisp gave props (11 Jun 2011):


  • Mira Crisp

    Mira Crisp gave props (11 Jun 2011):


  • Heather Fox

    Heather Fox gave props (13 Jun 2011):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Stormin' JPG's Theme Park!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    awesome photos are so tricky. this one is great!

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Really Great capture !!!!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (17 Jun 2011):

    Stunning, indeed! Wonderful color, composition, light, and mood. This is absolutely first class work...

  • Lora Mote

    Lora Mote gave props (17 Jun 2011):


  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    Excellent capture

  • Dustin Hanoski

    Dustin Hanoski said (25 Jun 2011):

    Thank you everyone - your comments are really appreciated!

  • Helen Gagen

    Helen Gagen gave props (26 Jun 2011):


  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (1 Jul 2011):

    Your patience paid off, exceptional photo!

  • Linda Andersson

    Linda Andersson gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    Great capture!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    Incredible timing and capture, outstanding image!

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (5 Jul 2011):

    Insanely cool capture

  • Danielle

    Danielle said (6 Jul 2011):

    wow... this is amazing!

  • Jean Herley

    Jean Herley gave props (8 Jul 2011):


  • Lynzee Harouff

    Lynzee Harouff gave props (9 Jul 2011):


  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff said (25 Jul 2011):

    Your patients paid off dearly, fantastic job with camera and cardboard! Congrats!

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (27 Jul 2011):

    Spectacular patience and shot.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (31 Jul 2011):


  • Kristin Will

    Kristin Will gave props (1 Aug 2011):

    Very cool. I love the intensity you've captured here. Nice job!

  • Tim E

    Tim E (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2011):

    great framing and timing!

  • Edwin Dávila

    Edwin Dávila said (31 Aug 2011):


  • Eric Newcom

    Eric Newcom gave props (1 Sep 2011):


  • Antonio Romero

    Antonio Romero gave props (1 Sep 2011):

    Very cool shot

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (7 Sep 2011):

    Awesome capture!

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (4 Oct 2011):

    Cool shot!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (5 Oct 2011):


  • VU2UNE Unni

    VU2UNE Unni gave props (7 Oct 2011):

    Perfect timing

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (10 Oct 2011):

    just perfect!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    Incredible! I can certainly see why this one is hot!! Voted!

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (15 Jul 2012):

    Awesome capture!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2012):

    Awesome !!!

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