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Thunderstorm under the Stars by FlorentCourty Thunderstorm under the Stars by FlorentCourty
The moon behind me enlightened the ground and clouds. The storm, despite its weak appareance (fuzzy anvil and elevated base), produced many great lightning strikes.

This one happened under this storm : [link]


Puy de Dôme, France.
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xDx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
That is powerful and (WARNING: BAD PUN INCOMING) striking. Love the use of moon lighting, the cool light lets you see everything while still portraying a night setting, and the lighting on the clouds is great. Like the little spot of night sky above the clouds as well. And, of course, not to leave out the lightening. It's an excellent capture and really demonstrates how powerful it is. I'm in awe.
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lightningFLA Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Beautiful artwork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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rebelane Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
oh, my, is this the same road that we see in the sunrise image here? florentcourty.deviantart.com/a…
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okiepol Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What an incredible photo. Thanks for the inspiration.
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lunaticpsyche Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Photographer
EXIF please? :)
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nikicasp Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This is a beautiful shot!
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luminousBrink Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lush deep green on the bottom, lightning and clouds, beautiful stars on top, the trickle of city lights in the distance....

This is phenomenal :love:
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you ! I hope I'll have a similar sight this year.
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:iconluminousbrink:
luminousBrink Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very welcome! :)
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:iconmotionclick:
MotionClick Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Awesome, very magical! Almost unreal.. :)
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xadeus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
really nice with the stars and lightning in the same shot!
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Ard3113 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Canon EOS 600 ...? :-)
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chelsea-marie-lewis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. You've got great talent to get a shot like this =)
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fourteatwo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Photographer
holy guacamole I love this one too!
such an amazing shot(:
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RobertVarulfur Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks almost unreal! Simply fantastic shot.
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:iconwhitekratoswolf:
whitekratoswolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so surreal! Lovely capture! :)
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Kianits Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Photographer
Absolument magnifique. Rien à dire de plus. ;)
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Merci! ;)
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PTDaHood Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   Writer
Oh my God...the color...the composition...the lightning itself....

Highway to hell or heaven....
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:iconflorentcourty:
FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Both at the same... hell under, heaven from far :p

Thanks. :)
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Colorful--Melody Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG THIS IS GREAT!
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Thanks!
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XphrotoX Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
This is like not even real..... Spawn o ze Lava, your photos are phenomenal!
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Thanks! ;)
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Rocco-Ruthless Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Rad! I just recently got a similar shot, but the lightning wasn't as striking as yours. I was willing that storm to come closer but it just wouldn't. Check it out if you want, "heaven and hell".

Good composition on this one. Including the road was a good call, leads the eye.
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
I saw, the storm you witnessed didn't want to produce visible lightning strikes ? It can be much various and quite frustrating sometimes when a storm doesn't want to let you see any lithgning !

Thank you ^^
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Rocco-Ruthless Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
The frustrating thing is that there was visible lightning, just didn't capture any.

Looks like we had a similar set up. Was this the efs 17-55mm f/2.8 IS as well?
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Nop, I have the 17-40 f/4 L. A brick! ;)
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walkermarc Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
awesome shot!
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Thanks. :)
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lizzys-photos Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous - wow, that sky looks incredible!
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
It was, thanks! :)
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! :wow:
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Thanks!
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:icondeviali:
deviali Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Very nice shot, congratulations!
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Thanks! :)
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1996hamster Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
just. truly amazing. fantastic. was this edited at all? if so, how? absolutely favorited:)
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:iconflorentcourty:
FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
One exposure for the ground, clouds, and stars, another one a bit less exposed for the lightning strike. Then, just some soft adjustments.

Thanks! :)
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1996hamster Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
nice. :D
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Cyrkael Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow ^_^
C'est sympa de voir les étoiles au-dessus des nuages et les éclairs en même temps.
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Yes, j'ai profité de l'occasion !
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Superb catch of the lightning bolts in the distance, and the clouds, and stars above are very well captured as well. Great job, keep it up! :)
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Glad you like it, that was a very impressive moment!
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
why don't you make the image larger?
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:iconflorentcourty:
FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Cause there has been too much art thieve on DA ^^ I'm starting as a photographer... I don't upload images in great sizes on websites. :)
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
ahhh...that is wise :nod:
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
What's wrong with the size it is at?
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
i wanted it larger to use as a desktop wallpaper :D
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
You could just ask if they could provide a larger version, because it's up to them if they want people using their work. People tend to even sell their images at wallpaper sizes.
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
unfortunately, i don't have money to spend at random like that...
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