20110813 Juno Beach Pier Lightning

by Watson Richard

juno beach pier lightning seeking critique watson richard

Gallery: Misc

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Nature

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D300S
Date Time Original : 2011-08-14 01:24:29
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Metering Mode : 3
Exposure Mode : 1
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 300.000000
Y Resolution : 300.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows

Published: Monday 15th of August 2011 01:31:19 AM


Mike Palermiti

Hi Richard,

I know exactly where the pier is located as I have done quite a number of photo sessions there and at the beach.

Your composite image is well done , as is your exposure values for the lightning event.

I am not the one to judge your sanity level, as I was outside under the storm clouds with an umbrella in an open field by my home. The lightning was dropping in all directions, from overhead to the ground.

Best Regards,  Mike

Richard Watson
Juno Beach Pier Lightning This is 2 images stacked on top of one another using Enfuse plugin for LR to blend the two together. It is basically the same process as layering in PS and then changing the opacity to let lower layers bleed through. It took a little dodging in PS to make the lower layer of lightning more visible but I like the result. Each image was approx 2 minutes long and in case someone thinks I was crazy for standing out in the lightning, I was under the roof of an outdoor rain shelter :-) My son and I were taking long exposures and hoping that somewhere in the exposure we would get some neat affects. Let me know what you think and thank you for your time.

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