October Sky

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 10/18/2009 10:15:18 AM

What a shot!! Love the rain too on the BG. What's a SMD ??. Fantastique work Stephen. #1193682

Usman M. Bajwa 10/18/2009 10:25:33 AM

Really electrifying shot, Stephen!

UB. #8047527

Bojan Bencic 10/18/2009 10:57:31 AM

Amazing lightning shot, Stephen. Absolutely beautiful.
I would like to know what is a SMD strike, too. #8047565

Stephen S. Maguire 10/18/2009 11:03:39 AM

SMD stands for "Single Massive Discharge" Lightning strikes are catergorized by the type of strike. I don't know all of them though. Still learning. #8047571

Tess L. Yee 10/18/2009 2:28:35 PM

Gorgeous image, Stephen. #8047927

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/18/2009 4:27:28 PM

Hi Stephen,just added that to my fav.I think you might see a few more this week.Beautiful strike indeed.SMD in other word means your just little to close to that strike!!!! #8048126

Marilyn Cornwell 10/21/2009 7:12:21 AM

There's so much lightning around you! This is an amazing photo! #8055820

Bojan Bencic 11/23/2009 6:36:32 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Stephen. Fantastic capture. #8155092

Nancyj Hovey 11/23/2009 7:23:48 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8160457

Summer A. Kozisek 11/23/2009 8:29:47 PM

Fantastic image Stephen, congratulations! #8160806

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/24/2009 11:25:39 AM

Congratulations on your finalist! A very powerful image Stephen! #8163598

Bojan Bencic 11/25/2009 9:17:14 AM

Congratulations, Stephen. Well done. #8167201

Nancyj Hovey 11/25/2009 2:04:29 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving GOLD 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #8168026

Usman M. Bajwa 11/25/2009 9:06:18 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful Second Place WIN, Stephen!!

UB. #8169273

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/26/2009 3:20:05 PM

Congratulation on your win! Tremendous image Stephen! #8170977

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/27/2009 6:05:22 AM

Congratulations Stephen on your Win!!!


Dominick #8172289

Stephen S. Maguire 12/1/2009 8:39:31 PM

Thank you everyone who has commented on this photo. I appreciate it very much. #8183738

Dianna Murphy 12/2/2009 8:47:41 AM

Congratulations on a fine image!!! #8185163

Thomas E. Hinds 1/25/2011 5:30:22 AM

Very beautiful image, Stephen! Love it! #9192381

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Description

taken on 17 October, 2009. A rare lightning storm in southern Arizona. I think this was a SMD strike.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 130/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 78.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40X

Uploaded on 10/18/2009 10:01:22 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D40x Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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