Before the Storm

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© Steven Maguire
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 15, 2008
TakenSeptember 9, 2007
ModelFinePix S9100
Exposure10/23 sec at f/2.9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.8 mm
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Taken 9 Sept, 2007. The last lightning capture I got of 2007.

57 responses

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire said (18 Sep 2008):

    Thank You, Linda.

  • Denise E. Johnson

    Denise E. Johnson gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    Wow!!! Great shot

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire said (13 Oct 2008):

    Thank You, Denise. I appreciate the comment very much.

  • Gabriel Stanciu

    Gabriel Stanciu said (13 Oct 2008):

    Electric shot!

  • !~) Emelia Isaac

    !~) Emelia Isaac said (14 Oct 2008):

    wow! great one!

  • Zoë Collins

    Zoë Collins gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Man, that's intense!

  • Robert Clayton

    Robert Clayton gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful shot, great eye and Timing.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    It likes as if it is emerging out of a vortex - incredible.

  • Aaron Hatch

    Aaron Hatch gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    You definately have a talent for catching lighting. Looks awesome!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Superior shot....

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    I'd be standing back a bit...great capture and crop!

  • Tom Mertens

    Tom Mertens gave props (24 Oct 2008):


  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    How do you do that-another awesome lightning shot!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan gave props (25 Oct 2008):


  • Catherine Choachuy

    Catherine Choachuy said (25 Oct 2008):

    This is really a great shot! How long was your shutter speed?

  • Kendra Kiršonis

    Kendra Kiršonis said (25 Oct 2008):


  • Kathy

    Kathy gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    This is just awesome! Nice job!

  • Penny Haviland

    Penny Haviland gave props (28 Oct 2008):


  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    Positively striking... literally and figuratively! Never have seen concentric clouds like this, much less with a thunderbolt eminating from the center. Steve, I'll bet there's a whole lot of "storm chaser" in you! If not, maybe there should be as few here do as marvelous a job at pics like this!!!

  • Virginia Norrie

    Virginia Norrie said (2 Nov 2008):

    That is really awesome. How did you shoot that (passing by/set up on tripod)? Did you know the storm was coming? Were you near home or traveling? I love photos of storms. Again, awesome shot! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Mary Wester

    Mary Wester gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful! I love not only the lightening but the mountains in the distance.

  • Daniel Work

    Daniel Work gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Awesome capture!

  • Matt Rodney

    Matt Rodney gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    I love this shot...

  • Dreaminion

    Dreaminion (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Excellent! You have a real talent for capturing the power of storms!

  • Cathi Weber

    Cathi Weber gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Wow this is so amazing

  • Juan leiva

    Juan leiva gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    This capture is amazing! It sort of looks almost alien looking at that cloud and lightning, very nice work.

  • Liz Ramirez

    Liz Ramirez gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    Your lightning shots are intense!

  • Joyce D.Z.

    Joyce D.Z. gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    You have incredible images! I want to see more. :)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    Your lightning shots are electric.

  • Paul R. Giunta

    Paul R. Giunta (Deleted) gave props (6 Nov 2008):


  • Luca Piccolo

    Luca Piccolo gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    now this is a tgreat, amazing picture. Great timing and skill!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic shot!! Well done!!

  • Ursula Tillmann

    Ursula Tillmann gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    outstanding good shot!


    LAM KHIN THET said (13 Nov 2008):

    Stephen is really an expert in lightning shot. So far his lightning shots had inspire me - beautiful, striking and awesome. Inclusive of this lightning shot.

  • Brad Hayne

    Brad Hayne gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    Excellent shot there.

  • Nickels Chris

    Nickels Chris (Deleted) said (13 Nov 2008):

    Very cool.. almost apocalyptic

  • Staffan Losten

    Staffan Losten gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    I think your waiting is worth while. Ever get wet?

  • Jon Jones

    Jon Jones said (20 Nov 2008):

    Truly amazing shot!

  • Paul G. Swanson

    Paul G. Swanson gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Very Nice!!!.....=]

  • Rebecca Brann

    Rebecca Brann gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    This is amazing and fascinating!

  • ! ٭ ĶîŘîàŊ ©

    ! ٭ ĶîŘîàŊ © gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    wow. this is a excellent shot! really great job

  • Ollie Bostock

    Ollie Bostock gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    great pic

  • ! ! ! Anice ! ! Bommerscheim

    ! ! ! Anice ! ! Bommerscheim gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    oh wow i missed this one holy cow!! the clouds look so angry!

  • Tommy Martin

    Tommy Martin gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    That is incredible. You can almost hear the thunder that followed.. Very nicely done.

  • Marian Loren Ortiz

    Marian Loren Ortiz said (6 Dec 2008):

    immaculate :)

  • Stephen Churchman

    Stephen Churchman said (17 Dec 2008):


  • Christian L

    Christian L (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2008):

    Great capture, super shot. Like the hit on the tree.

  • Danny Cross

    Danny Cross said (13 Jan 2009):

    we're going to have to start calling you "Lightning Man"!!!

  • Amanda

    Amanda said (31 Jan 2009):


  • Jen Hendricks

    Jen Hendricks gave props (14 Feb 2009):

    Just beautiful! I love how the clouds seem to be spitting out the lightning. You have quite the gift for catching these shots! Keep up the great work!


    JOE FAILK gave props (22 Mar 2009):

    Excellent capture! Not just the lightnong but the cloud formation!

  • Abiel Ruiz

    Abiel Ruiz (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2009):


  • Michael Rankin

    Michael Rankin gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    Amazing capture!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Pretty colours! Intriguing cloud formations!

  • Tom Phillips

    Tom Phillips   said (22 Dec 2009):

    Great Lightning shots! nice work!

  • Sean Rice

    Sean Rice gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    Now that is cool! Such power!

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (3 Aug 2011):


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