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Epic Storm from the Ruins by FlorentCourty Epic Storm from the Ruins by FlorentCourty
Magnificent supercell storm seen at dusk from the ruins of a castle called "le Château d'Urfé".
There were tons of lightnings, for this image I made a stack of 10 exposures of 6 seconds each and only kept the lightnings I wanted on each of them, but in one single image of 6 seconds I sometimes had more than 10 visible lightnings ! It might give you an idea of how crazy was the storm .. !

With the ruins as a foreground, the mist creeping in the valley, the late dusk lights, the moon behind me lighting the castle, it was truly an impressive moment.

Loire, France.

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:iconrhunel:
rhunel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014   General Artist
That is an epic photograph!!!
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FarawayHana Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is freaking fantastic. :eager: by darkmoon3636 Wonderful job! 
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Cherardon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Chance? Lol no.
We all know you summoned those mist and storm.
No need to deny it.
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Very impressive. Great camera work, especially its position, just catching the ruins in the foreground, setting them and the sweeping countryside against Nature's magnificent light show.
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VicEberly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
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Noirerora Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
WOW!!
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   General Artist
Fantastique! La ville ressemble à une coulée de lave sous ce sombre amas électrique. L'atmosphère dramatique est joliment mis en boite! :sun::clap:
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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
:wow: Amazing work, just amazing, I like it a lot, congrats :clap:
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Cyrkael Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Avec un petit bout de ciel bleu histoire de faire croire aux gens sous la tempête qu'ils vont s'en sortir XD
Superbe photo !
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MadameMacabre87 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
totally aversome. Epic. That could be a perfect fantasy book's ilustration!
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QualityMayVary Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely awesome
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jedigirl2001 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Wow. The city makes it look like lightning has caught the valley on fire.
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StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is glorious :heart:
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Aviaht Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is such a great photo, and I love the colors you managed to capture! Could I do a painting based off of it? :O
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beyczy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Amazing! :)
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SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Superb. : 3
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x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent shot!
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MatthiasHaltenhof Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic work!
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Arianod Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG even more epic :D
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H8BTalways Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
well done for capturing this scene, the stack works well
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LapisCrest Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it really is magnificent! but what are those lights in the mountains? civilization?

ONCE AGAIN AMAZING SHOT!! :heart:
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bribesdemoi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Wow. This is fantastic. I would be interested in seeing one of those single pictures with >10 lightnings on them, just for curiosity sake. You made a very good job in choosing lightnings that were not too close to each other. The overexposed village lights is also a very nice touch !
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astarot1111 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see, that the lightening is copied... The real lightening is biger think. By the other way the composition is very good !!! :) :) :)
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antobbo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that's really impressive, well done!
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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Tumbling-Star Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Which camera do you use? (: It's really beautiful!!!
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astrangeallure Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic indeed. Superbe!
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Photographer
This has to be the most impressive image in your already impressive gallery.
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Rina-Bingcang Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
awesome. perfect.
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thanks !
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Rina-Bingcang Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
np
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
so cool, love it
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Melusine8 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magical :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Fantastic capture! :clap: Great compostion. Something I'd like to get in my lightning photography someday.
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LaKiauna Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!! Would you mind a whole lot if i used this for a photo manip, as long as i put your copyrighted credits on the pic? I can send a link of it finished too :)
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
No problem if you credit me, thanks :)
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LaKiauna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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EuropeanCar650 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Now that's amazing!
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ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Wow!
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AncalimeAndune Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
This is fantastic. Beautiful view.
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DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Hi!

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I hope you don't mind. :)
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HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Wow! Superbe! :clap:
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kittykolorz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! i love the colors! and yes this is very impressive! i love it! keep taking pics! ;P
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Scalesies Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's a great capture! Amazing job.
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Arythya Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist
:jawdrop:
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ElNordico Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
trully amazing!!
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titofius Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
irréel :)
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Sighild Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
J'aurais aimé être à ta place : entre les ruines, les vallées qui s'étalent à perte de vue, les orages. Superbe !
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andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic capture - nice job :)
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