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Lightning above Vancouver by Michelle-Fennel Lightning above Vancouver by Michelle-Fennel
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usually there are no lightnings above Vancouver (Canada). But 2009 there was this really amazing lightning. it layed a blanket of beautifull colors above the city like i've never seen before. reds, oranges, just the most beautifull colors...after the sun set i shot this photograph of the city =)

a few other works:

3rd place Citylife Contest Daily-Art
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot! I love Vancouver. :)
IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing :love:
bleistiftkind Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, die Stimmung in diesem Bild ist einfach toll... *-*
Die recht friedlich aussehende Stadt im Vordergrund, und dann im Kontrast dazu die Naturgewalten im Hintergrund....
Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Impressive shot!!!
secreteuphoria Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
wow amazing!
SmartyNinja Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
This is really beautiful! <3
Great shot as well, must be quite difficult to capture lightning!
Was this during the summer of 2009? Because I think lightning went across the sky, horizontally. Unfortunately, I was out of town with family so I didn't see it. -.- Saw a picture of it in the paper though! ^-^
nature-is-lovely Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Photographer
this is pure beauty! i live in Vancouver and i have never seen it like this! amazing shot :) :) :worship:
HinataBlueXox Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
That's a beautiful shot.
YadavThyagaraj Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant timing :)
Xantarax Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
a very great night photo!
didradidra Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
EdIsOnFire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
awesome photo. my only critique is to straighten it horizontally. but great picture regardless!
BinAmin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nice capture :)
emogurl2345 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
this is really good
i live in bc so ive been there
Haufschild Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Tolles Bild. Ist das wirklich so, dass über Vancouver selten Gewitter sind? Dann war das ja fast ein Lottogewinn :)
Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
ja war es. definitiv. es war der bewundernswerteste sonnenuntergang den ich je gesehen habe. und das gewitter war super toll mit feuerwerk am ende (ich habe sogar ein photo mit feuerwerk und blitz) - allerdings habe ich es nie hochgeladen, da ich davon ausgehe, dass jeder glaubt das ist manipuliert.

für eine halbe stunde oder stunde war die stadt feuerrot! es sah aus, als ob sie in blut getaucht wäre. ich habe sowas noch nie erlebt...und dann dieses gewitterbild ist einfach ein absolutler adrenalin-moment gewesen...

schaue dir hier ein timelapse video des tages an: [link]
Haufschild Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Wow, da hab ich ja was verpaßt. Ich war das letzte Mal im Januar 2009 in Vancouver. Mein Onkel lebt dort und deshalb fliege ich alle Jahre wieder dort hin.
Tolle Stadt und Umgebung :)
Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
devinitiv. ich würde gerne hin ziehen. weiß nur noch nicht so recht wie realisieren... :-(
EJEV Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
That is such a great shot, awesome work!
punkaddic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot !!
simplyxjrock Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Photographer
this is truly amazing !
Mr-Tobi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Großartiges Bild mit einer schönen Atmosphäre. Auch die Blitze fügen da etwas hinzu, ich weiß nicht, ob es etwas bedrohliches ist. Gefällt mir aber. Toll gemacht!
mandamick17 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
augustrush008 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice lights
hpangel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING photo, I think I fell in love with Vancouver
Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
me too.
i AM in love.
Prismatic-Prince Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Very great capture. Just wondering: how many shots did it take before you were able to get this image? I know that photographing lightning can be troublesome at times, but requires patience.
Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
not that many. actually i have a bunch of awesome shots. even one with lightning and fireworks...just i didn'T ulpoad it since noone would believe that is actually photography...
(it was a thunderstorm...with most beautiful sunset i've ever seen - that way there were quiet many lightnings)
Yasmins Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
There is so much to look at in this picture. The lighting, the boats, buildings...this is wonderful.
roger5443 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
this is fantastic :) been there many times in that general area but never photographed it
Krestu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
LizaAvelino Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
wow..very nice..breath taking! ♥
baby-h Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
My only problem with this is that it's a bit off focus, just that tiny bit off having a horizontal horizon, but that's just the OCD talking. The colour capture is amazing, I've always wanted the technology to be able to capture night scenes like this.
Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you for your comment =)

it'S off focus!? where did you see that?
the bit of tilted horizont bothered me too...but yeah...back then i had no idea of photoshop (one year ago) neither a tripod when i was shooting it

OCD? what is that?
baby-h Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Obsessive compulsive disorder. I'm not really diagnosed, certain things just jarr with my image of perfection. As you've probably noticed, I have a thing for horizons.
Whoops, off focus was a bad choice of words, it's very much in focus, that was the horizon I was still trying to refer to.
Grogee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here [link]
Rolmopsis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Instant fave - without doubt O.O
Truly supreme
wiryphotofool Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010   Photographer
This is so awesome.
xNatje Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Student General Artist
This picture is amazing, with all the light! It's also original to take pictures from cities by night, but with lightening in the background. I never saw this before.
CarDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. Everything is perfect, love the lights and lightning. :D
thedon76 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture.Great job.
Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you =)
happy you like it!
it was a special moment and SUCH an adrenalin rush...really incredible :-)
that it turned out to be also a good photograph is the candy on top of this amazing evening
NightWing3 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010   Photographer
Beautifull cityscape, lovely reflections, I like that you caught so many light forms in one photograph, this including the reflections in the water :)
Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you!
hapy you like it!
i was pretty surprised by the quality myself since i just had got my camera recently when i shot this photo. it's been an awesome night. i actually have one with lightning AND fireworks (which started when the lightningstorm was still on going)...just i prefered the framing this one creates.
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Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you =)
l--unbound--l Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
excuse the language, but this is a fucking great picture!:)
Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you. i excuse :tighthug:
AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Hi :wave:
You've been featured in my newest journal.
Please go have a look: [link]
Hope you enjoy! :dalove:
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