IMPORTANT: The Photography Blog Forums and Gallery are Closing on 30th June 2017. Please ensure that you download all photos that you want to keep from the Gallery, as they will no longer be available after Friday 30th June 2017.

 Home Register · Login 


Recent Photos
1 day  7 days  14 days

Users 21,486
Photos 75,838
Comments 268,142
Views 178,008,193

Top Posters
ripper 4408
fungus2 2305
phototoad 1389
Bridget 1243
Amandart 1091

Latest News

» Home » Post Your Photos » Landscapes Slide Show



This one made my toes curl.



See all User Photos

Registered: June 2006
Posts: 1,309
  • Pin It
Date: Sun May 11, 2008
Views: 3,336
Filesize: 25.9kb
Dimensions: 750 x 341
Keywords: lightning sky cloud weather
Show EXIF Info

Glad you weren't about toes curling! I feel an impact with both these lightning shots, and think that if nothing else can be done with them, at least there is an emotional touch that comes across.

If this picture were in my control and on my computer, I think I'd experiment thusly: first I'd make a selection of the lightning. Then I'd reverse the selection so everything but lightning would be worked on. I'd feather it pretty heavily, by 50 to 100 pixels. Once this heavily feathered selection is made, then, I'd go to filters>noise>median, and experiment with various settings. Theoretically, this should allow you to reduce the noise while not lessening the brightness of the lightning.

Just some thoughts. Remember, if you can't do anything else, you've at least captured drama here. A thought: an animal silhouette up close and big might make it look like a scene of the animal gazing in wonder at the natural spectical. Bunnies come to mind...

#1 Sun May 11, 2008 7:49pm

I'm no wiz in the old PS, but will make a few hundred copies and have a go, lol. Its strange you should mention animal silhouettes, I said to my mate who was standing next to me, "wouldn't it be ace it a tawny owl flew past as the lightning hit". Never happens though.

It's not a sin to love wildlife, we need it to survive GET INVOLVED

Click here if you dare
#2 Sun May 11, 2008 8:21pm

OOOOhh - that is dramatic - well caught! I have captured lightning only once and that was on film - have not had a decent thunderstorm for quite some time. Viv
#3 Sun May 11, 2008 8:27pm

donna apsey
Well captured....good shot

#4 Sun May 11, 2008 9:46pm

Good job. Smile
My Gallery
#5 Tue June 17, 2008 7:21am

Photo Sharing Gallery by PhotoPost
Copyright © 2012 All Enthusiast, Inc.

No portion of this page, text, images or code, may be copied, reproduced, published or distributed in any medium without the expressed written permission of the copyright holder.

© Copyright 2003-2013 Photo 360 Limited