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© Steven Maguire
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UploadedAugust 21, 2008
TakenAugust 19, 2008
ModelFinePix S9100
Exposure30 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length7.2 mm

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On 18 August, 2008 was like any other summer monsoon evening. I started out around 7 P.M. to try and catch a few lightning strikes. I postioned myself around the new Cochise County Courthouse Complex in hope of catching a strike using the building as a measure for depthness.I had some luck this past summer doing this with other objects. The storm's were passing through on the back side of the building and heading southward. I had captured two or three lightning strikes earlier in the evening from this same location. Around 9 P.M. I was about to call it a night when in a matter of a millisecond this strike happened. When the image appeared on my LCD I suprised how much detail there was in this strike. It was the last lightning strike that I saw that evening. I feel lucky, or call it fate that I stayed as long as I did, or I would have never gotten this shot.

347 responses

  • Aubrey's Oma

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


  • Emily Foster

    Emily Foster (Deleted) said (20 Aug 2008):


  • Brian Grunst

    Brian Grunst gave props (20 Aug 2008):

    Wow is the word!

  • Madison Woo

    Madison Woo said (20 Aug 2008):

    nice jog that is cool

  • Sam Waterbury

    Sam Waterbury gave props (27 Aug 2008):

    you have absolutely amazing lightning shots!

  • kelli galloway

    kelli galloway said (18 Sep 2008):

    so beautiful! nice job!

  • Heather Oelklaus

    Heather Oelklaus gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    This is amazing!!!! You were TOO close for my comfort. Watch yourself.

  • kim Szyszkiewicz

    kim Szyszkiewicz gave props (19 Sep 2008):

    A little too close for me but Awesome pic

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (22 Sep 2008):


  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire said (23 Sep 2008):

    Thank You, for all the comments everyone. I appreciate it very much.

  • Angie Feehan

    Angie Feehan said (23 Sep 2008):

    Awesome capture!!! I'm a sucker for lightening!!!

  • Romain Chassagne

    Romain Chassagne said (28 Sep 2008):

    nice capture, make favorite.

  • Eric Abernethy

    Eric Abernethy said (29 Sep 2008):

    Love it dude.

  • Jennifer Rowe

    Jennifer Rowe gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    really great!

  • Brandon Kalpin

    Brandon Kalpin gave props (9 Oct 2008):


  • nathalie cheadle

    nathalie cheadle gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    how did you do this? i love it!

  • Nina Huettmann

    Nina Huettmann gave props (10 Oct 2008):

    perfect timing, great shot! my vote: YEAH!

  • Sherry Stone

    Sherry Stone gave props (10 Oct 2008):

    Holy crap that is great. So jealous, hope to catch one like that someday. Isn't lighting the best?.

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle gave props (11 Oct 2008):

    Love the contrast of colors and the composition ... amazing storm photos!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (11 Oct 2008):

    Great shot! Yeah here!

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   said (11 Oct 2008):

    Absolutely amazing shot - got my vote

  • Johanna Siegmann

    Johanna Siegmann gave props (11 Oct 2008):

    I think I like this the best of all. The cloud really adds dimension.

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (11 Oct 2008):

    Superb shot!

  • jose gonzalez

    jose gonzalez said (11 Oct 2008):

    You Definitely have my Vote.

  • Christophe Le Canne

    Christophe Le Canne gave props (11 Oct 2008):

    Cool voted !

  • Denise E. Johnson

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

    Absolutely Beautiful

  • Debbie Cannaday

    Debbie Cannaday gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    Love your lightning photos! They are awesome!

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    This is way cool! You are the master of lightening!!! voted

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    Awesome shot! Glad to see this is HOT!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    spectacular, awe-inspiring, beautiful. This pretty much has it all! My vote

  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    Fantastic shot!

  • Matias Kritz

    Matias Kritz gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    Amazing shot!!

  • Amanda Hill

    Amanda Hill said (12 Oct 2008):

    I would have worried about getting killed! Great capture. What was your shutter speed?

  • David A.

    David A. gave props (12 Oct 2008):


  • Tosin Pedro

    Tosin Pedro (Deleted) gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    Brilliant shot!

  • Georg Wacker

    Georg Wacker gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    very powerfull indead :)

  • Gabriel Stanciu

    Gabriel Stanciu said (13 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful, voted!

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    I am amazed at your capture!! I wouldn't be caught out in such a storm.

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    OOPS, got my vote too.

  • Tatiana Watson

    Tatiana Watson gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    beautiful image, great for the theme!

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    AWESOME! the best! Voted!

  • Frank Fox

    Frank Fox gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Great shot Stephen! I love lightning work! Thanks for adding me! You got my vote!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Great, my vote of course

  • Daz Vernon

    Daz Vernon (Deleted) said (14 Oct 2008):


  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    What a sense of power this shot has... I hope you were not standing outside when you shot this... if so... brave... and the end product is fantastic!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Oh... and voted!

  • Renee Cettie

    Renee Cettie gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    awesome!!, got my vote :)

  • karen scates

    karen scates said (15 Oct 2008):

    wow cracking shot

  • angelo facchini

    angelo facchini gave props (16 Oct 2008):


  • Roberts Birze

    Roberts Birze gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Yeah, that's cool. Congrats on this shot.

  • Andre Felicio

    Andre Felicio gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Great photo, well done!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Awesome lightening capture..got my vote!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Wow!! Great job!

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    STUNNING capture ! AWESOME shot !!!!! VOTED !

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    now this is real sever weather entry, not one of them dark clouds, but sunny really!! Way cool and voting OH YEAH!! and super hot photo!!

  • punktzbiegu

    punktzbiegu said (18 Oct 2008):

    wow! amazing...

  • Ernesto Carta

    Ernesto Carta gave props (19 Oct 2008):


  • Kiwi ana

    Kiwi ana (Deleted) said (19 Oct 2008):

    Oooh yeah! That's severe! My vote

  • Cheryl

    Cheryl said (19 Oct 2008):

    Absolutely amazing.....beautiful shot!!

  • kansu doÄŸan

    kansu doÄŸan (Deleted) gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    Amazing! Close encounter my friend!

  • Rich Sylvester

    Rich Sylvester gave props (19 Oct 2008):


  • Nelson Campbell

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


  • Judy C

    Judy C gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    WOW! You have my vote!

  • J Epp

    J Epp gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    Awesome lightning capture!

  • Sara Elena

    Sara Elena gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    How you do this? Amazing!!!!

  • Lorna Burgess

    Lorna Burgess gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    This is an amazing shot. One thing I really want to learn how to do. Capture lightening. Got my vote.

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    Awesome; vote: YEAH!!!

  • Philippe Chullikal

    Philippe Chullikal said (20 Oct 2008):

    I like your photos Stephen specially your thunder and night photos.

  • Dan Love

    Dan Love (Deleted) said (20 Oct 2008):

    Spectacular! Years ago I did a series of these on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Makes the hair on your neck stand up.

  • Ashley Connolly

    Ashley Connolly gave props (20 Oct 2008):


  • Travis Finster

    Travis Finster gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    OMG! This is such an awsome photo.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    This is so good, Steve, that I'll bet your best competition in this category is even voting for you! STUNNING!!

  • Antonio Bago

    Antonio Bago said (21 Oct 2008):

    Strava odlično,
    insane,got my vote : )

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk said (22 Oct 2008):

    WOW! Spectacular shot, hope you were wearing rubber sole shoes:)........definetely a winner!..............(voted)

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Incredible!!! This so deserves to be a hot shot.

  • Aaron Hatch

    Aaron Hatch gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Very Cool!

  • John Binstead

    John Binstead gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    one of the best lightning shots ii have seen in a while

  • David Lee Tiller

    David Lee Tiller gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    OH this SO wit out question ROCKS!!! Great close capture Stephen. How are the hairs on you head =) Peace David

  • Ana Magalhaes

    Ana Magalhaes (Deleted) said (22 Oct 2008):

    This is truly AMAZING!

  • David Coy

    David Coy gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Absolutely incredible!

  • Takeshi Akimoto

    Takeshi Akimoto said (22 Oct 2008):

    Amazing shot!! I vote.

  • Denise Thompson

    Denise Thompson gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    I would love to get lucky enough to get a shot like this! Amazing!!!!

  • Denise Thompson

    Denise Thompson said (22 Oct 2008):

    Definitely gave this my vote.

  • Angela Lance

    Angela Lance gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Fantastic shot!!!!

  • Shobeir Ansari

    Shobeir Ansari (Deleted) said (22 Oct 2008):

    ..what a capture!! very well done!!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Stunning display of Nature! "YES"

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    I LOVE this..I'm jealous.

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Amazing capture and worthy of publishing!

  • Lakshmi Prabhala

    Lakshmi Prabhala gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Superb catch. Excellent exposure. My vote!

  • Ted Opderbeck

    Ted Opderbeck gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    WOW! - You must really love being out taking photos in lightning sotrms - I give you lots of credit.

  • James(randy) Marshall

    James(randy) Marshall gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Great Shot!!!!

  • torthebrave

    torthebrave (Deleted) said (24 Oct 2008):

    Wow! Def. worth a vote!

  • Tip Crowley

    Tip Crowley gave props (24 Oct 2008):


  • Tobias Vogt

    Tobias Vogt gave props (24 Oct 2008):


  • Brandi Lynn

    Brandi Lynn said (24 Oct 2008):

    i just looked at this photo with my mouth hanging open.
    amazing. just amazing.

  • Jo Jo

    Jo Jo gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Wow! Amazing detail and timing!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    cool! yes from me.

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    nice...my yeah!

  • W Hutton

    W Hutton said (25 Oct 2008):

    Well done

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    amazing shot! got my vote for sure

  • Kathy

    Kathy gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    Voted!! A+++++

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    Love this!

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    Awesome! voted!

  • Sung Roh

    Sung Roh gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    This image gave me chills down the spine, that's so scary, but you managed to take that shot, I'm sure you were scared but you were challenged, right? This is an amazing shot!! My favorite!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    wow...I vote yes =)

  • marie canat

    marie canat gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    for sure it rocks! got my vote!

  • Gasin Trossen

    Gasin Trossen gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    Wow.. this is awesome.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    wow! I hope you get publish,Stephen! amazing capture.

  • Scott Eagle

    Scott Eagle gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    Wow, you are the lightning master, are you able to conjure that stuff up on command?

  • Markus Jentes

    Markus Jentes (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    Sh---t! That is like right there Stephen! Wow!!!!

  • Ciaron Linstead

    Ciaron Linstead (Deleted) said (29 Oct 2008):

    There's a lot of lightning shots in this theme, but this is the only one I've voted for so far! Nicely done.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    Excellent image....Breathtaking!...Will vote!

  • chris drake

    chris drake (Deleted) said (30 Oct 2008):


  • Stephen Van Tuyl

    Stephen Van Tuyl gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Spectacular capture!

  • Sonny Hardman

    Sonny Hardman said (30 Oct 2008):

    Fantastic catch!

  • Maria Blomqvist

    Maria Blomqvist (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2008):


  • Louise Armstrong

    Louise Armstrong gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    Awesome shot, well done. You got my vote!

  • Laurie Rohland

    Laurie Rohland said (31 Oct 2008):

    fantastic shot of lighting, I love storms and wish I could get pics like this

  • Robert Schöller

    Robert Schöller gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    amazing shot!

  • Brad Hayne

    Brad Hayne said (1 Nov 2008):

    WOW! what an awesome shot - I bet you needed a change of underwear after this one - I know I would have! I always seem to miss these shots cause I'm busy setting up for the next shot grrrr

  • ;-D avid

    ;-D avid said (1 Nov 2008):

    How very cool! I sure miss the thunder and lightning that is much more common in Dallas, than my new home in southern California! You've got my vote!

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    totally electric! this rocks!

  • Dianna Geiser

    Dianna Geiser gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Outstanding, amazing, awesome and beautiful. I can only echo what has already been said here. Wonderful!

  • Dianna Geiser

    Dianna Geiser gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Oh, yeah and gets my vote for sure!

  • Roland Hasseleid

    Roland Hasseleid (Deleted) said (2 Nov 2008):

    Awesome, you got my vote.

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Wow ! Awesome ! V+ :)

  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    great one! got my vote

  • Tin G

    Tin G gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    got my vote! very nicely done!

  • Virginia Norrie

    Virginia Norrie gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Wow is what I just said to myself! Beautiful.

  • Megan Horsburgh

    Megan Horsburgh said (2 Nov 2008):


  • John Lacson

    John Lacson gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    COOL! This is an amazing shot!

  • tony senephansiri

    tony senephansiri gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    wow great shoot

  • Scott Korn

    Scott Korn gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    I'm speechless, beautiful

  • Kay Fochtmann

    Kay Fochtmann said (3 Nov 2008):

    awesome pictures, stephen! i have no clue how to shot a lightning and it doesnt have much to do with the fact that we just have like one lightning a year here. ;)
    very powerful picture, makes us humans feel so small somehow. and yeah, heather is right. how close you were!

  • James Borders

    James Borders said (3 Nov 2008):

    Perfect exposure!

  • Kayly Orr

    Kayly Orr said (3 Nov 2008):

    this is amazing.

  • Michael Diamond

    Michael Diamond said (3 Nov 2008):

    I really want this one to win....that picture is just phenomenal, I can feel the hair standing up on the back of my neck...must be all that atmospherics!

  • Diane Gregoire

    Diane Gregoire gave props (3 Nov 2008):


  • Diane Gregoire

    Diane Gregoire said (3 Nov 2008):

    What an amazing picture. Nice job. You have alot of really great pics. Keep up the good work.

  • Cathi Weber

    Cathi Weber gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Amazing lightning shots, how cool

  • Dale Frazier

    Dale Frazier said (3 Nov 2008):

    Yes,, yes,, you got my vote, Keep up the amazing work..

  • Ralph Baumgartl

    Ralph Baumgartl said (4 Nov 2008):

    Captured at the right moment.

  • Gary Rittermeyer

    Gary Rittermeyer (Deleted) gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    great shot!

  • George Goff

    George Goff (Deleted) gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    OMG you take stunning lightning shots.My vote and do you share your trade secrets on capturing them?

  • Phil Parker

    Phil Parker gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    Phenomenal!! Great shot!!

  • Travis Sharkey

    Travis Sharkey (Deleted) said (4 Nov 2008):

    Whats left to say that hasn't already been said? This is awesome!


    JULIE RIGGS said (4 Nov 2008):

    wow thats a great picture

  • Janell Dedera

    Janell Dedera gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    I love the clouds in this photo

  • Rob Echavarria

    Rob Echavarria gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    amazing shot! i love the purple! great timing too man

  • Lynne Dorr

    Lynne Dorr gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! (did I say, wow!?)

  • Joyce D.Z.

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

    Beyond words!

  • Martin Brown

    Martin Brown gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    Fabulous lightning and I love the cool blue sky as well.

  • Abellan Antonio

    Abellan Antonio gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    Perfectly exposed, yeah, A+++++++++!! congratulations!

  • Andrew McNulty

    Andrew McNulty said (5 Nov 2008):

    how the F**K do you capture so much lightning?!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    Oh yeah! It rocks!

  • Rich Spencer

    Rich Spencer gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    Thanks for your vote, but I don't think I'd have a chance of beating something this awesome!


    LAM KHIN THET said (6 Nov 2008):

    Amazing shot.

  • Rachel Lundy

    Rachel Lundy said (6 Nov 2008):

    a m a z i n g !

  • sayoga wicaksana

    sayoga wicaksana said (6 Nov 2008):


  • Major Kelly

    Major Kelly gave props (6 Nov 2008):


  • Angela King-Jones

    Angela King-Jones said (7 Nov 2008):

    voted! great capture

  • Nasera S.

    Nasera S. gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    This must be the record of props and comments... Yeah, you got my vote too! :)

  • Katie Laterza

    Katie Laterza gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    This is very cool! Nice shot!

  • Joan Jett

    Joan Jett said (7 Nov 2008):

    Excellent lightening photo...I wish I could capture this!!!

  • Rockaroo

    Rockaroo (Deleted) said (7 Nov 2008):

    Wow, you certainly have your timing down to a serious science!!! Awesome capture :)

  • Eva Hoffman

    Eva Hoffman gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    Voted! Great shot.

  • Sven Schroeder

    Sven Schroeder gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    YES! That "Rocks" definately! Got my vote!

  • Robert Livingston

    Robert Livingston gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    The sharp color contrast is really cool, oh, and there's lightning too!

  • Jacob Rumsey

    Jacob Rumsey gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    That's a trip! Awesome capture!

  • James Blucher

    James Blucher (Deleted) said (8 Nov 2008):

    i cant believe this. amazing shot, if this doesnt get published nothing should

  • Trandafir Alexandru

    Trandafir Alexandru said (8 Nov 2008):

    Great job!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    voted 10x :)

  • phil413

    phil413 (Deleted) gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    Wow - incredible shot! Sure got my vote!

  • Alessio Michelini

    Alessio Michelini said (8 Nov 2008):

    Amazing capture!

  • melanie scott

    melanie scott gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    wow, spectacular! the blue contrasts perfectly with the orange lights below...

  • John Keating

    John Keating gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    Wow, Amazing Shot, got my vote for sure!

  • Andrew Lawson

    Andrew Lawson gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    Amazing....simply amazing!!!!

  • Daniela V

    Daniela V gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic!!! really cool shot! Voted!!!!!

  • flyingvlieg

    flyingvlieg said (9 Nov 2008):

    Wowwww,when does it happen?And was you scared when you took the pic?

  • susana galindo

    susana galindo gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    Great shot!!! Makes mine look like a noodle:)

  • day tripper

    day tripper gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    wow! great job!

  • Laura Lulli

    Laura Lulli gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    incredible shot... being there must have been dangerous!

  • Juan Cohen

    Juan Cohen said (9 Nov 2008):

    scary !!! but certainly a piece of work !!!

  • Jim Cripps

    Jim Cripps gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    Whew, nice one!! Even a few scud-like clouds!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire said (9 Nov 2008):

    I want to thank everybody who has viewed,commented, and or voted for this photo. I appreciate it very much, more than you can possibility image. I don't know if this image will make it to print. I don't think it will. There are alot of great photo's in this theme. Again, Thanks to everyone for your support. I do appreciate it very much.

  • Sagi Shapira

    Sagi Shapira gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    that's one crackin' photo! hope it's into print...

  • Ken Hircock

    Ken Hircock gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    Tremendous shot well caught

  • Irfan Farid

    Irfan Farid said (10 Nov 2008):

    great shot, very clear and look so alive !!!

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeexelent.Bravo.Master shot.

  • Ryan Quiogue

    Ryan Quiogue said (10 Nov 2008):


  • Karen England

    Karen England gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    Yeah it rocks..Got my vote!

  • Mandy Dummer

    Mandy Dummer said (10 Nov 2008):

    Stunning! I love lightening and you have captured it in such a wonderful picture!

  • Frank Goetz

    Frank Goetz said (10 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic capture, just in the right moment!
    Excellent work!

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (10 Nov 2008):

    WOW! voting!

  • Pamela Johns

    Pamela Johns (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    wow! got my vote

  • Daniel Schuldt

    Daniel Schuldt gave props (10 Nov 2008):


  • Lin Chen

    Lin Chen said (10 Nov 2008):

    A great "natual light" photo. Voted.

  • Bonnie Doyle

    Bonnie Doyle gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic shot

  • miguel murgas

    miguel murgas said (10 Nov 2008):

    ur work is just amazing. i have no idea how to take a pic like this one...
    u have my vote.

  • Stefanie Baltzell

    Stefanie Baltzell gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    This is even better than the other one!!! I voted on it, as it definately fits the theme!

  • Shelly Alexander

    Shelly Alexander gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    Brilliant capture

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    Holy cow!Great capture!

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (12 Nov 2008):

    isn't that power amazing / wow / great capture / that would have made the head on my head stand on end! you get my vote

  • Malaya C.

    Malaya C. gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    your thunderstorm pictures are amazing!

  • Ally F

    Ally F said (12 Nov 2008):

    I bow down. This is amazing!!

  • Billy Howard

    Billy Howard   gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    I vote for this one! Quite electric.

  • george hess

    george hess gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    One of the most awesome lightning shots I've seen - thanks!!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    WOW! Super Capture Stephen! Gets My "Yeah!" Vote!

  • Olivier Vin

    Olivier Vin (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    well, I said that for the other one, but this is even greater :p voted of course, hope to see it printed !

  • Brian Davis

    Brian Davis gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Amazing Shot

  • Ericka Sokol

    Ericka Sokol said (14 Nov 2008):

    Wow! Simply amazing!!! Well done!! Be careful, but keep up the good work. Can't wait to see more of your photos.

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Had to come back to vote :)) WOW

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    incredible shot!! Voted.

  • Lorna Burgess

    Lorna Burgess gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Love your lightening captures. Excellent job.

  • Vanessa Kubach

    Vanessa Kubach (Deleted) gave props (16 Nov 2008):


  • Rydell Tony

    Rydell Tony said (16 Nov 2008):

    its a joke how awesome this picture is wow!!!!!!! Nice capture

  • Wallace Jones

    Wallace Jones gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    wow! this is wonderful! vote!

  • Shannon Reiswig

    Shannon Reiswig gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    beautiful, you are doing excellent work!

  • Diogo Santos

    Diogo Santos said (18 Nov 2008):

    Breathtaking and scary at the same time. I've always wished to photograph lightnings but where I live there are just too few storms and not like this at all.

  • Sean Johnson

    Sean Johnson gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    this shot is insane, i love it. Were you stopped all the way down?

  • Anissa Rahman

    Anissa Rahman gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    Oh my gosh, a DEFINITE YEAH!

  • Mike Hodgson

    Mike Hodgson said (19 Nov 2008):

    Excellent shot

  • Kelly Rockett

    Kelly Rockett gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    The blue and of course the strike is breathtaking..Icing on the cake are those low hanging clouds, too cool!

  • ! Priscilla Joyner

    ! Priscilla Joyner gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    All I can say is WOW..........amazing!!!

  • David Rocaberti

    David Rocaberti (Deleted) said (20 Nov 2008):

    Yeah, it rocks!

  • TL Lim

    TL Lim said (20 Nov 2008):

    Incredible amount of lighting. You are really good at it. A Stunner!

  • post

    post said (21 Nov 2008):

    ha. thats fckng wonderful.

  • Ari Yordan Mendrofa

    Ari Yordan Mendrofa said (21 Nov 2008):

    nice job man!! yeah, my vote!!

  • Mike Despot

    Mike Despot said (21 Nov 2008):

    This and so many others of your storm photos are stunning. Just perfect and the star filter just adds to it. Are you keeping your shutter open and covering it or just using a long exposure? Great work, this on should get in the mag.

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    WOW! Powerfully beautiful.

  • Tricia Voulgaris

    Tricia Voulgaris (Deleted) said (21 Nov 2008):

    This is so crazy! Almost too scary to be near!

  • Jim Baker

    Jim Baker said (21 Nov 2008):

    Beyond Spectacular and Awesome. An amazing image.

  • Judith Songavker

    Judith Songavker gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Nice Shot

  • Paul G. Swanson

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

    Pure Awesomeness!!.....=]

  • Jamie Webb

    Jamie Webb (Deleted) gave props (22 Nov 2008):


  • Beverly Pelton

    Beverly Pelton gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic Shot! Good Catch...

  • d s

    d s gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Wow! Wow!! Wow!!!

  • Jane Zielenbach

    Jane Zielenbach gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    awesome and yikes!

  • Denise Foley

    Denise Foley gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Melissa Days

    Melissa Days said (22 Nov 2008):

    Way to be at the right place at the right time. Beautiful shot!

  • David Brooks

    David Brooks gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Awesome - voted!

  • neal cribb

    neal cribb (Deleted) said (23 Nov 2008):

    wow ... thats incredible. great capture!

  • Bonnie Fassler

    Bonnie Fassler said (23 Nov 2008):

    You really have the best lightening shots I've ever seen. Great captures!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Awesome capture. So well composed and dramatic.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) said (23 Nov 2008):

    Voting yeah

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Your storm pictures are amazing! A definite yeah from me!!

  • Steve Miller

    Steve Miller gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Awesome shot! I can feel the static charge just by looking at it. Colors are nicely done.

  • George Greider

    George Greider said (24 Nov 2008):

    Congratulations on your mastery of lightening. From frustrating experience I know much judgment and skill it takes to produce results like these.

  • Brian Daigle

    Brian Daigle said (24 Nov 2008):

    Amazing. I love the contrast between the rich blue of nature and the orange light of the manmade world. The dominance of the lightning within the shot reminds you who still runs this planet.

  • Jason Budowski

    Jason Budowski gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    got my vote!!!

  • verisanovri

    verisanovri said (25 Nov 2008):

    amazing strike capt....

  • Shonda Spencer

    Shonda Spencer said (25 Nov 2008):

    What an amazing photo...breathtaking!!!

  • Domenico Scoca

    Domenico Scoca gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    fantastic,magic light and great shot,my vote

  • Ray Kenn

    Ray Kenn gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Excellent timing! Well done.

  • Charidy Bunsa

    Charidy Bunsa gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Just fantastic - I haven't ever tried shooting lightning before....this is very impressive!

  • ! ! ! Carolina Quijada ! ! !

    ! ! ! Carolina Quijada ! ! ! gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    OMG, epic!!!

  • Mbego A

    Mbego A gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Spectacular!!! Well done.

  • Dan Chang

    Dan Chang said (27 Nov 2008):

    beautiful shot and capture...I have being waiting to take a lighting shot.

  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic! Spectacular! Brilliant!

  • Sean Blake

    Sean Blake said (27 Nov 2008):


  • Armel

    Armel (Deleted) said (27 Nov 2008):

    this is superb!

  • Maria Kappatou

    Maria Kappatou gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    ...I miss an electric storm!!! We don't have any in Greece!!!! Lovely shot!!!

  • Steven Henschke

    Steven Henschke gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Wow, some incredible shots in your collection!

  • Adam Schiavone

    Adam Schiavone gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    YEP! This one is great - nice exposure on this one.

  • Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg

    Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg said (28 Nov 2008):

    awesome capture...!

  • Mbego A

    Mbego A gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    Special moment! Voted.

  • Adam Wilson

    Adam Wilson gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    Great colors coming from all of that power! Also seems to be a not so common angle of lightning.

  • NiteRunner

    NiteRunner gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    What an awesome spectacle of nature. And the colors really work well together.

  • Andrea Marcanti

    Andrea Marcanti gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    Intense Photo!!!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    voted for this beautiful picture

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    WOW ! An absolutely wonderful image, this has got to be a winner!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    awesome capture...

  • Jesse Farrar

    Jesse Farrar gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    Wow, Great capture!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    What an amazing image! + vote

  • Georgette Hou

    Georgette Hou said (30 Nov 2008):

    Very Cool!

  • Candace Porth

    Candace Porth gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    Awesome, voted!

  • Joseph

    Joseph (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    damn yeah!

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar said (30 Nov 2008):

    This is one exposure? Wow! You got my vote.

  • Chicago Love

    Chicago Love (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    fantastic moment my vote!

  • Kabir Ghumman

    Kabir Ghumman (Deleted) said (30 Nov 2008):

    Great shot!!! Definitely voted!! How long was that exposure????
    Congrats on this one!

  • Ada Barker

    Ada Barker (Deleted) said (30 Nov 2008):

    This shot is absolutely OUT THERE!

  • Ron Goad

    Ron Goad gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    Great catch

  • eyal leave

    eyal leave said (1 Dec 2008):

    This is an amazing capture! Very beautiful shot!

  • Todd Krebs

    Todd Krebs gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Sweet shot man!

  • Luiz Fernando Ramos

    Luiz Fernando Ramos gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Really a great shoot. The way the lightnings are contouring the clouds is a "once in a life time" occasion. You have my vote!

  • Ahmad Karimi

    Ahmad Karimi said (1 Dec 2008):

    You hunted it very well.

  • Paul Mitsuda

    Paul Mitsuda said (1 Dec 2008):

    That is sooo awesome!
    You got my vote!

  • Paul Mitsuda

    Paul Mitsuda gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    That is sooo awesome! You got my vote!

  • J Pax

    J Pax said (1 Dec 2008):

    Amazing, how many tries before it happened? do you have a sensor? a time machine? :D great image.

  • Jesús L. Yapor

    Jesús L. Yapor (Deleted) gave props (2 Dec 2008):


  • danny hart

    danny hart (Deleted) gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    beautiful shot

  • zifeng

    zifeng (Deleted) said (3 Dec 2008):

    wow !!! are u living in a lightning city? most of your shots are about lightning. an amazing ROOTS of Lights

  • Wolfgang Robert

    Wolfgang Robert gave props (3 Dec 2008):


  • Laurie Brown

    Laurie Brown gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Whoa!!! Amazing! wish we got storms like that.

  • Julia Cuddy

    Julia Cuddy (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    WOW! your photographs are so inspiring, incredible photograph

  • Sadie Routzahn

    Sadie Routzahn said (4 Dec 2008):

    Quie an amazing skill you have!

  • Shireen Stevens

    Shireen Stevens gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    I love this it looks like a hand coming out grabbing the building!

  • Medvedi Petrovici

    Medvedi Petrovici gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    omg this photo made me cry :D

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (4 Dec 2008):


  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    yes!! my vote !

  • Brandon Taylor

    Brandon Taylor gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    amazing shot!

  • David Milner

    David Milner (Deleted) said (5 Dec 2008):

    Thank you for your comment about the Ozarks. Your photograph is also awesome and well done! Keep it up!

  • Eric Steele

    Eric Steele gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Love it! Vote!

  • Josie Mackerras

    Josie Mackerras gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    incredible work!!!

  • Mary Ann Reilly

    Mary Ann Reilly gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    This is sure Winner. Wonderful. My Vote.

  • Laura Cutmore

    Laura Cutmore gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    terrifying! you brave man! definitely got my vote :]

  • roni sanjaya

    roni sanjaya gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    krazee!!! ... this is beautiful ... how long for taking this shoot? ...

  • Sk Wier

    Sk Wier gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Wow! What an incredible shot (kinda scarey though)! Has my vote!

  • Anthony Jalandoni

    Anthony Jalandoni gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    what a great night for a thunderstorm...nice capture.

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    Awesome photo, very powerful!!

  • DJ Punk

    DJ Punk said (8 Dec 2008):


  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    This shot is SUPER hot!! Love it, voted!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    You can almost smell the ozone in the air! Great shot! (Now get inside quick!) :-) Voting yeah

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    whew, you have more comments that sparks flying from this shot - WOW magnificant - my vote too !!!

  • Joanne Thompson

    Joanne Thompson gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    spectacular! Seems so unreal...amazing shot!

  • Alberto Palacio

    Alberto Palacio said (21 Dec 2008):

    Powerful photo.

  • Maria Murillo

    Maria Murillo gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

  • John W Decker

    John W Decker (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2009):


  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    Look at the numbers here, Steve!!!!!!!!! I see "publication" all over this image!!!

  • Cathi Norman

    Cathi Norman gave props (6 Jan 2009):

    Wow - great capture!

  • Summer Myer

    Summer Myer gave props (17 Jan 2009):

    incredible. i've always wanted to capture lightning, i find it beautiful

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    Wow! You seem to be great at taking shots of lightening. This one is awesome!

  • pablo mondal

    pablo mondal gave props (21 Jan 2009):

    amazing shot!

  • Merlin Peck

    Merlin Peck (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful. Incredible. Wow.

  • Christopher Ekfeldt

    Christopher Ekfeldt said (9 Feb 2009):

    Checked all your work and it some how seems like you like storms ;)
    This and the uncropped i liked the most.
    I would like to hunt for tornados some time.
    Best lightning shot i've seen, this one!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (30 May 2009):

    Phenomenal shot! That will put the fear of God in ya. Great shot! Hope you were grounded. LOL


    JOE FAILK gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic Shot!

  • Celina Ortelli

    Celina Ortelli gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    wow beautiful shot!!

  • bimal goculdas

    bimal goculdas gave props (30 Aug 2009):

    stunning image. what amazing timing!

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (12 Oct 2009):


  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (17 Oct 2009):

    Awsome work. Patience pays off!

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) said (17 Oct 2009):

    That is an amazing capture!!!

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2009):

    This is the best lightning capture I have ever seen..Well Done!!!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva said (26 Oct 2009):

    I wish I could take lightning photography lessons from you! Your lightning shots are amazing! I like the clouds in front of the lightning strike. They add depth to the scene. You should publish some of your lightning pictures in children's books about extreme weather - my son would love them!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    So glad you entered this one!! :)

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2009):


  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    Awesome shot.

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    I'd vote for this one!


    JOE FAILK gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    A very fitting entry. Just perfect!

  • Victoria Tatum

    Victoria Tatum gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    wow! this is absolutely amazing!!

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia said (2 Jan 2010):

    perfect timing, BRAVO!!!

  • Uriel Lubuk

    Uriel Lubuk said (4 Jan 2010):

    intense !! publish this

  • Emily Harris

    Emily Harris gave props (9 Jan 2010):

    spectacular especially when viewed in lightbox! this should definitely be published!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Another amazing capture!

  • Wiriana Awiputra

    Wiriana Awiputra gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    amazing shot!

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