Nature's Spark-HDR

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© Glenn Patterson
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Nature's Spark-HDR

This is a Remaster of a previous image. Created 5 exposures from original RAW file to create a HDR image in Photomatix software. I used the software to create a Tonemap to bring out more detail and color. Then used Photoshop to adjust the curves slightly on the new image.

Photo Description:
Thunderstorm around Granite Oklahoma. Lightning sparked a small grass fire east of Granite. Between the rain and local Fire Department, the fire was put out within 15 minutes.

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40 responses

  • Damien Calmenson

    Damien Calmenson said (10 Jul 2008):

    Excellent shot! Love it

  • Melissa

    Melissa (Deleted) gave props (10 Jul 2008):

    I have no idea how you did all that lol, but it's awesome!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    Great Job!!

  • Tatiana Watson

    Tatiana Watson gave props (22 Sep 2008):

    very impressive! beautiful image.

  • Markus Jentes

    Markus Jentes (Deleted) said (1 Oct 2008):

    I wish I was there to shoot this with you my friend. Great Shot!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    You certainly have many beautiful 'takes' on the sky! Great photos one and all

  • Vashistha Pathak

    Vashistha Pathak said (13 Oct 2008):

    Stunning Shot, Yeah It Rocks!

  • Markus Jentes

    Markus Jentes (Deleted) said (13 Oct 2008):

    Glenn this is your element. Got my vote!

  • Andre Felicio

    Andre Felicio gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Great photo!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    a great capture! Yes from me!

  • Paul Schneider

    Paul Schneider said (17 Oct 2008):

    Love the HDR Glenn, very nice. Got my vote.

  • Kenrick Rampial

    Kenrick Rampial gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    Wow! what an amazing capture!

  • Lowell Hunt

    Lowell Hunt gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    Very very coool shot...Got my vote!!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    This gets my vote!

  • Jax

    Jax gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    oh wow! Nice!

  • Ahsan Rahman

    Ahsan Rahman said (28 Oct 2008):

    great picture ! i usually don't like hdr pics but this one's really cool !

  • KPRJ

    KPRJ (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Pretty amazing! Love the sky and the flames, if I'm not mistaken here

  • sayoga wicaksana

    sayoga wicaksana said (6 Nov 2008):

    great work..

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    Awesome image. Voted yeah!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2008):


  • Ronda Chatelle

    Ronda Chatelle gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    Great for theme! Got my vote!

  • Gavin Thomas

    Gavin Thomas gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    GREAT!!!! this is awesome.. wicked shot man!

  • Jim Cripps

    Jim Cripps gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    Whoa, interesting shot(s)!

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    WOW ! Great theme entry.

  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    beautiful shot! love the crack in the sky


    JOE FAILK gave props (31 Mar 2009):

    Awesome shot!


    JOE FAILK gave props (31 Mar 2009):

    Awesome shot!

  • Joseph Brunjes

    Joseph Brunjes (Deleted) said (3 May 2009):

    Really like the 3 light sources (fire, town, lightning) Awesome capture.

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    Voted! Big Time!!!

  • Jason Ponfil

    Jason Ponfil gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    Awesome shot...was wonderring how you did an HDR on lightening! Using the same exposure worked great, great range of contrast and color....awesome job! (voted)

  • Brendan Schoon

    Brendan Schoon gave props (19 Sep 2009):

    WOW, excellent capture! Fantastic work!

  • Mike Edwards

    Mike Edwards gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    Good stuff.

  • Steph Dumont

    Steph Dumont gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful !!

  • Sean-Michael Gettys

    Sean-Michael Gettys gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    cool processing. thanks for sharing your techniques!

  • 1966 ....

    1966 .... said (28 Sep 2009):



    JOE FAILK gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    Wow that is a stunning shot, voted.

  • Bonnie King

    Bonnie King gave props (30 Oct 2009):

    wow! this is powerful!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (6 Jul 2010):

    Humbling power of Nature captured! Awesome shot! Thank you so much for the processing details. Much appreciated.

  • Apple Villalobos

    Apple Villalobos gave props (19 Aug 2010):

    Wow! i've always wanted to take a photo of lightning! I'm jealous!! i think this is my favorite so far!:)

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