Exciting Night Out

© Susan M. Hembree

Exciting Night Out

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 8/26/2007 1:33:51 PM

These were all the comments for this photo before I had to delete for the re-submit. Thanks everyone!

Toni Riggs

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member since: 7/12/2007 This is gorgeous! Beautiful color and composition!
8/26/2007 10:55:27 AM

Patrick Rouzes

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member since: 12/26/2006 Wow, Susan!!! It sounds like you both had an excellent time capturing this exceptional image!!! Very impressive work here again, Susan!!!

8/26/2007 10:59:01 AM

Lynne Morris

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member since: 1/9/2005 Wow Susan this is a fantastic shot, the colours and clarity are excellent, your timing is perfect!

8/26/2007 11:22:41 AM

Julie Pflug

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member since: 9/9/2006 Wow Susan. This is really neat! The lighting on the building, the street reflections, and the lightening.. its set just perfect. Fantastic! Lots of energy in this one!

8/26/2007 11:35:54 AM

Orsi Gembiczki

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member since: 9/5/2005 WOOW!Perfect shot,Susan!!!Beautiful!!

8/26/2007 11:45:28 AM

Joan Powell

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member since: 1/16/2006 FANTASTIC !!!! I hope you had rubber shoes on : ) I love thunder storms , but haven't been able to capture lightng yet . Well done .

8/26/2007 12:07:06 PM

Christopher J. Budny

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member since: 10/3/2005 Your lightning bolt capture is so cool! I love that you can see the "starting point" in the sky! And the car streaks, and star-points on the street lights; a very eye-catching image! (I'm jealous of those star-points; my lens only does 6-sided stars!)

8/26/2007 12:42:11 PM

Susan M. Rosin

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member since: 7/18/2006 Hey, thanks to Chris, I found a slight editing flaw on this entry and so will be deleting and resubmitting it with the corrections.

8/26/2007 1:29:54 PM

Susan M. Rosin

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member since: 7/18/2006 Also, thanks to all of you for your great comments! I am really pleased as punch about the photo and am so glad you all liked it, too.

8/26/2007 1:31:55 PM


David Stevens 8/26/2007 1:47:56 PM

Truly an exceptional image. #4700498

Jennifer Rennison 8/26/2007 1:53:17 PM

Excellent timing and capture, Susan!! #4700514

James Reininger 8/26/2007 2:25:04 PM

Excellent Image... #4700650

Lynn Haack 8/26/2007 2:45:54 PM

Susan...What a striking image...sorry -could'nt resist. This is truly AMAZING! I love dramatic images and dramatic lighting..this image has both! Well done...Lynn #4700744

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 8/26/2007 3:16:01 PM

Thank you David, Jennifer, James and Lynn. I appreciate all your comments so very much. #4700877

Cindy Cone 8/26/2007 3:24:02 PM

This is an absolutely wonderful image, Susan! Well done! #4700901

Michelle L. Frick 8/26/2007 3:53:44 PM

Amazing timing Susan! I would have been cowering inside somewhere. This is beyond beautiful! #4700984

Amy JACKSON level-classic 8/26/2007 5:36:08 PM

Awesome image, Susan!! Very well done!! #4701269

Colleen Farrell level-classic 8/26/2007 7:10:34 PM

Terrific capture, Susan!! #4701555

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 8/26/2007 7:44:43 PM

Cindy, Michelle, Amy and Colleen--thanks so much for your very encouraging comments! I appreciate them very much! :) #4701673

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 8/27/2007 5:33:06 AM

Susan, an incredible capture for sure! One to be proud of! I hope we see it again!!!!
So sorry I missed you guys Saturday night, but I was avoiding that area with the storm! Look what I missed! #4703382

Ken Smith level-classic 8/28/2007 7:40:53 PM

I think we'll see this one again. Awesome shot! Perfect!! #4714794

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 8/28/2007 7:43:37 PM

Thanks, Ken! #4714802

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 8/28/2007 7:45:35 PM

And thanks, Gail! #4714809

Nikki McDonald level-classic 9/1/2007 5:43:26 PM

Amazing shot, Susan. The lightning frames the Lincoln Memorial perfectly and your night capture exposure is perfect. I have seen Chris's wonderful photo--these are both winners!! Hope we see them again. #4733882

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 9/1/2007 7:04:02 PM

Yes, I ended up with a couple of these in the same location--one actually is right behind the memorial. But I really liked how the lightening is framing the memorials. Thanks, Nikki for commenting! :) #4734198

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 9/14/2007 3:58:10 AM

A fabulous image on many levels!
--Lisa #4789186

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/21/2007 2:53:33 PM

Congratulations, Sue! I'm so glad our soggy, electrifying outing paid off for one of us, with a contest win! I'll just have to try again with mine...! #4823118

Susan Fox level-classic 9/21/2007 6:10:44 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Sue! Great capture!! #4824269

Sam Britt level-classic 9/21/2007 7:08:54 PM

Congratulations again, Susan! #4824588

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 9/21/2007 7:15:49 PM

Thanks Lisa, Chris, Susan, and Samantha! #4824625

Datha Y. Thompson 9/21/2007 9:48:10 PM

Congratulations Susan!! Awesome Finalist!!! WTG :0) #4825270

Jeff Robinson level-classic 9/22/2007 4:26:38 AM

Congrats Susan on this Terrific and exciting Finalist! Jeff #4826334

Lynn Haack level-classic 9/22/2007 4:56:38 AM

Susan... A HUGE CONGRATS to you for this well-deserved finalist! WTG....Lynn #4826488

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 9/22/2007 2:13:09 PM

Knew we'd see this one again, Susan!
Best of luck in the next round!
--Lisa #4828515

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 9/22/2007 5:37:23 PM

Thanks Datha, Jeff, Lynn, and Lisa! #4829209

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 9/22/2007 6:38:19 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4829537

Michelle L. Frick 9/24/2007 4:53:44 PM

Congratulations Sue! This is a fabulous finalist!! #4839969

Susana Ms Heide 9/24/2007 7:43:13 PM

WOW!!!! What an incredible capture!!! Many CONGRATS Susan!! #4841081

Les Rhoades level-classic 9/25/2007 7:45:04 AM

I'm going to follow your cue and enter my night shot in N&L.
Here are my belated Congratulations on your Finalist button! #4843800

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 9/25/2007 6:19:30 PM

Good luck on your submission, Les. And thanks so much, Kay, Michelle, Susana, and Les for your great comments! #4845981

Don Johnson level-classic 9/26/2007 12:46:37 PM

What a wonderful, wonderful shot. Great composition. You and Chris sure produced some great photos from that night. Chris asked me to go that night, but . . . with the Redskins playing I did not go. Now I'm sorry . . . and jealous. #4849434

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/29/2007 2:33:23 PM

this is gorgeous!!!!!!! #4861924

Christopher Budny level-classic 1/2/2008 7:54:32 AM

Ah memories! Congratulations, Sue, on this one being included in the Snapshot #349 "Images of Washington DC" gallery! #5281589

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August 2007 Nature and Landscapes
Fellow BPer Chris Budny and I had alot of fun under umbrellas capturing the lightening show that was going on at the mall last night. It was a whole lot of fun and such an exciting night. We were both so thrilled at what we were getting. I know we both shouted out with glee every time we caught a strike. Also, check out Chris's lightening shot at the World War II Memorial. It's just awesome! http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/gallery.asp?memberID=136794 I wasn't able to get one from there, but Chris managed it perfectly! This was taken from the Arlington Memorial Bridge. I really liked how the lightening framed the Lincoln Memorial. Aperture f/22 at 4 seconds. This is my 2nd resubmit, as a very small editing flaw, that I have now corrected, was noticed in the first submit.

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 30/10, Flash: flash did not fire, White Balance: manual white balance, Focal Length: 20mm, Camera Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 8/26/2007 1:27:04 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

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