Night On the Alley

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© Doug Thompson
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 21, 2008
TakenAugust 7, 2008
ModelCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Exposure6 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length47 mm
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Alligator Alley, Everglades FL.

1Ds MkII, 24-105mm, F8, 6 sec. ISO 500

19 responses

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2008):

    superb image, how did you do it?

  • Zarko Drincic

    Zarko Drincic said (20 Aug 2008):

    Great photo!

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2008):

    You got my vote!

  • Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman gave props (20 Aug 2008):

    Booming, Yeah! Great capture

  • Doug Thompson

    Doug Thompson said (20 Aug 2008):

    Thanks! Too easy really. I was passenger so I just put my camera on the dash and took long exposures till I got some lightning. This was the best out of many duds.

  • Ray Kenn

    Ray Kenn gave props (21 Aug 2008):

    Excellent idea! Great catch.

  • Bj Williamson

    Bj Williamson gave props (21 Aug 2008):


  • Stephany Liebergall

    Stephany Liebergall gave props (30 Aug 2008):

    Always Amazing!!

  • Brandon Kalpin

    Brandon Kalpin gave props (7 Sep 2008):

    When this image came up all I could say was Whoa!

  • Gilberto Martinez

    Gilberto Martinez said (12 Sep 2008):

    Amazing shot, the best

  • Doug Thompson

    Doug Thompson said (14 Sep 2008):

    You're welcome! Yes it's a true camera capture... try it sometime. I was holding the camera on the dash and wasn't able to hold it steady as I wanted. I actually wanted the tail lights in front of us to be steadier and I didn't really care about the reflectors. The road itself was turning out too bright from our headlights so I started holding my hand across the bottom part of the lens after just a few seconds of exposure. This way I could have the shutter open longer without blowing out the road. (In camera dodging basically) Alligator Alley is a road through the Everglades so there was no light in the sky. The sky was pitch black until a lightning strike. You are correct - the lightning is a shot burst so it freezes the clouds. I honestly didn't think I was getting anything worthwhile while I was shooting it. I just didn't have anything else to do on a long drive across the 'Glades.

  • Daniel Rice

    Daniel Rice said (15 Sep 2008):

    yikes. pretty neat stuff.

  • Waddy Thompson

    Waddy Thompson said (24 Sep 2008):

    This must have been a construction zone. The yellow leading lines really help to draw my attention into the mid and top areas of the image. That 's some wicked lightning bolt. Great catch.

  • Natalia Presztolanszky

    Natalia Presztolanszky gave props (24 Jan 2009):

    Is it not HOT????? Why??

  • Quenby Sheree

    Quenby Sheree gave props (12 Aug 2009):


  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (26 Aug 2009):

    Oh my goodness....

  • Tj Watt

    Tj Watt said (2 Sep 2009):


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