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Lightning Highway

Posted by
Jason Politte (Conway, AR, United States) on 29 July 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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I decided that this photograph needed a bit more "umph", so I took one of the bolts of lightning from this photograph and added it in. :-)

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

And there was me thinking how lucky you were to have caught this, but superbly done anyway Jason, a great image

29 Jul 2013 6:55am

@Doug: Thank you very much, Doug. ;->

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great balls of fire! Excellent idea and processing.

29 Jul 2013 7:27am

Catherine from France

Tree has been touched !
Very amazing captured !
Have a nice monday.
Catherine

29 Jul 2013 7:53am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

very nice!

29 Jul 2013 10:39am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Fantastic capture of a fireball. The flash of lightning in the sky is also very well captured

29 Jul 2013 10:54am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Wow......superbly done Jason. A excellent idea !

29 Jul 2013 10:55am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

wooow. amazing capture. how on earth did you manage that? you must have had Ninja reactions.

29 Jul 2013 11:33am

@Ainsley: Check the description again, Ainsley. ;-)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Goes with a bang :)

29 Jul 2013 11:41am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide "capture", superbe image. Bonne journée.

29 Jul 2013 12:57pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely done , powerfil ! Phil

29 Jul 2013 1:11pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle boule de feu au bout de cet éclair sueprbe cpatage et iamge fantastique un autre monde.
Amitié

29 Jul 2013 1:35pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Ahhhhhhhhh, I found that lightning bolt in the referenced post! A great PoV captured here with the winding road leading my eyes into this composition!!

29 Jul 2013 1:47pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...Superb photo !

29 Jul 2013 2:33pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh... bel instantané ...
Au bon moment... extraordinaire. Bravo Jason)

29 Jul 2013 2:52pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Spectacular with the added lightning bolt!

29 Jul 2013 5:01pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Love how you added the lightning and made it look real, just love the sun
hugging this long winding road which is superb, extremely beautiful, I just
want to be on that road !~

29 Jul 2013 5:48pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Spectacular! I love the winding road and that fantastic lightning bolt. Wonderful processing!

29 Jul 2013 6:53pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant way of "cheating" ... eh, i meant "processing" ... ;-)

29 Jul 2013 7:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

whoa! terrific!

29 Jul 2013 9:04pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Well you had a whole heap of fun doing it if nothing else :-)
I think your lightning should have been a lot further back though just under those dark clouds.
Nobody gets so unlucky to be almost in striking distance .............err........do they?

29 Jul 2013 10:12pm

@Curly: Thanks Curly - I wanted it to be dramatic though, and that kind of strike away from the storm is a fairly common occurence. And yes, some do get that lucky. ;-) I have video of some VERY close strikes. A friend actually has a real shot of a tree being struck.

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

Wow! Great capture Jason. I've never been able to get lightning quite like that. I also really like the wind in the road.

29 Jul 2013 11:16pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic addition to the photo ... love it!

30 Jul 2013 12:14am

Regina G. Santaella from Mexico

I love how the shape of the road plays with my eyes. The compo and perspective are beautiful. Nice "umph"!

30 Jul 2013 1:23am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Oh my goodness, this is amazing. A dream capture - well done.

30 Jul 2013 1:30am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

an excellent photo. I did not understand if it has been retouched or not, but what I see is the product and I love it. =) is fantastic !!!!!!!! . a big kiss. Alejandra. ;)

30 Jul 2013 1:36am

@AMH: Thank you very much - glad you like this image so much. :-)

Abena from Illinois, United States

Well I think the strike works well here, I also like that road going off into the distance. Your framing and pov are great too!

30 Jul 2013 3:24am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Sorry Jason I must admit that I didn't read on past purchase this photo as I thought it was repetitive text posted every day. You certainly fooled me. I clearly have no ability to spot a photoshop!

30 Jul 2013 6:38am

@Ainsley: No worries, Ainsley. :-) My intent was to make it look as real as possible. Even viewing this image at 100%, most wouldn't know the bolt was photoshopped in.

L'angevine from Angers, France

la foudre circule vers le soleil

30 Jul 2013 7:31am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That heated things up. An excellent image.

30 Jul 2013 11:29pm