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Taken at Lightning Ridge N.S.W. on the 12.01.07 at 10:45pm This was the best photo of the night! I took this out on the plains SW of Lightning Ridge. The cloud structure was amazing this particular night!
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asassinshate Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wanted to get shocked. too bad I wasn't there.
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Syndyne Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
I was a great night! Thanks for the comment :wave:
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r-assumpcao Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
I hope you like to know that this photo is featured in my Journal this week!
See you! :D
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Thanks so much for featuring it! :highfive:
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Ishybel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Oh, beautiful job.....Carpe diem....:)
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Thanks kindly Isabella! :D

:wave:
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wikedwitch Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
And here's another one I will be putting on my comp desktop to look at and drool over lots and lots! ;-)
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
This has always been one of my personal favorites!

Everything was just so right on this night. I love it when my job is made all the easier by an awesome display of Mother Natures prowess :D

:wave:
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wikedwitch Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Hey, even the name of the pic fits me...LOL Have I told you recently how much I appreciate that you are willing to share these? Thanks!
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LakeFX Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! Is this a composite? If not I have to know the amount of time elapsed!
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Syndyne Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Hi Michael,

It's definitely not a composite! None of my photos are :D
This was a little LP supercell (first one I've ever noticed here) and it was HIGHLY active.
This was taken with my first camera- a hybrid digital Nikon 8700 Coolpix. The exposure time was usually set at eight seconds. It had very little in the way of manual settings so I just winged it most times.
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LakeFX Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome. I have to composite the daytime shots just because of exposure limitations. Otherwise I would need the special detection equipment or sheer luck, or 'lightning' reflexes I don't posses. I do lightning photography casually and am appropriately jealous of your gallery! I don't live in an area known for great storms. This area of Nebraska, for example, is about 700 miles away from home.
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Syndyne Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Oh.. I have a photo somewhere from this storm with eight lightning bolts in it. This was during an eight second exposure also but I didn't have Infinity Focus set properly and it was slightly blurry. Still showed the ferocity of the lightning activity on this cell during the building phase when the updrafts took off (just before anviling).
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LAlight Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Fantastic!
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Thanks so much! :hug:

Really means a lot coming from such an amazing photographer such as yourself!

I will browse your gallery as soon as I can, it looks stunning so I can't wait!

Take care :wave:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Aww, thanks for the kind words! :)
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sullivan1985 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! I can;t wait for thunderstorm season! It's almost here!
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Best of luck Sully!

If you need any tips please feel free to ask :D
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sullivan1985 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Will do! Also, thanks for the watch!
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meg1983 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010   Interface Designer
great shot
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Thank you Meg!

Glad you liked it :D

:wave:
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meg1983 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010   Interface Designer
:D
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Kinpurney Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
i agree 100%...amazing shot :clap:....but find theres too much watermarking for me which distracts the viewers full attention to such an amazing shot :upset:
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Thanks kindly for the comment Kinpurney!

Yeah I've had issues from day one about the copyright? It was either plaster it all over the photo or just put it on the border away from the picture. I went with the latter, though I do do them a little differently now. This was a fairly old photo.

These are all on our website (currently being updated) with a pretty small copyright notice.

Thanks for browsing :wave:
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Kinpurney Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
yes the copyright/markings....it doesnt really matter what we call it as the point is its a mark of some kind which *in my opinion* spoils many an awesome shot.....i just browsed your gallery and didnt notice before that you have removed the markings except for the *title* of the shot...you have a beautiful gallery :nod:
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Thanks so much :D

Glad you enjoy it! We've had a few issues with our photos over the years so it's probably the best I can do. This small image size is relatively useless for most things but people still try and use it unlawfully?

Take care :wave:

Drop by anytime my friend.
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Kinpurney Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
your welcome! :nod:
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Liz-in-BackoBourke Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Simply stunning, your patience must be amazing
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Hi liznrambo,

I guess it is, or I just hide it well :D

This storm required no patients whatsoever as it was a full on light show from 7pm until 11:30pm! It exhibited some of the best structure I have seen in a storm over the last six years.

Thanks for the comment, much appreciated!
Take care :wave:
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bartdebruyn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
:love:
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K-Boyd-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Full View is a must - awesome shot :clap: :hug:
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is an awesome shot!

Do you ever offer your images in larger formats so that they can be used as desktop wallpapers?

Just curious. :)
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Hi AJ,

Hmm.. I've never really been asked for a wallpaper before? We have our own gallery selling framed and unframed prints postcard etc. but nothing in the way of digital media as yet?

Would you like one? I can whip it up for you, add copyright notice and resize it to suit your needs?

I'll note my email to you.
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, I'm surprised that no one's asked you for a wallpaper before! :wow:

I asked because recently I've seen some artists offer their weather-related artwork in several sizes as a downloadable file here on DA that deviants can use as their desktop wallpaper. So I didn't know if you were doing the same or not. If you think about it, doing so could be a really neat way to promote your art and your web site. Several organizations also use certain weather-related images of theirs to promote themselves on people's desktops - such as NASA, National Geographic, and Discover Magazine.

:)
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I'll definitely see what I can do!

Thanks for the tip, much appreciated as always AJ :D

:wave:
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad I could be helpful. :)
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razvanx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I love your thunder lightning shots!!
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PolarExtremesStudio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
your the lightning king
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Thank you kindly sir!

(I have to bow humbly in awe of your work however) :D

*I revamped these from the old originals. Took the noise out as it was a little nasty in most of the older photos I took with the Nikon8700 coolpix.

I hope you can enjoy them for what they should be now.

Take care Brett :wave:
Shauno.
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PolarExtremesStudio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks mate

the fact that you are using a camera with coolpix in the name is a testament to how good the skills are behind what you do Shaun, they are sensational images
one of these days i will have to take a trip to lightning country
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Whenever you do please feel free to drop myself or Datazoid a line!

I'd be all too happy to show you around the area and get in some time for a few creative photography chances :D

I had similar comments from fellow lightning enthusiasts about my poor old camera lol. It was all I had for four years until I more recently got hold of the 450D and stepped into the DSLR realms (and couldn't be happier about it!)
Still have the old Nikon so I might use it for small DV captures during the next cool storms?

Take care :wave:
Shauno
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PolarExtremesStudio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
one day i will get there and will let you know before i do

sad to hear you switched to canon though ;-)
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