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Posted by Stu (From Scotland | Living in Kyoto, Japan) on 23 August 2007 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Canon EOS Kiss X 30 seconds F/20.0 ISO 100 21 mm


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JC from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture, Stu!

23 Aug 2007 5:39am

Josh from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

WoW! Nice Shot!

23 Aug 2007 5:39am

Daroru from Amagasaki, Japan

Cool... was this taken yesterday? It was pretty nasty last night... That slightly smoky cloud around the lightning is freaky.

23 Aug 2007 6:15am

@Daroru: Thanks D! Yeah this was last night, taken from the back of Kyoto station.

ColNed Pictures from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Great capture....

23 Aug 2007 8:29am

maivju:z from kyoto, Japan

oooooooh! that's it!

23 Aug 2007 1:34pm

Johnny Soedomo from Santa Clara, United States

great shot of the thunder... been wanting to capture one... the last thunder shot i took was with a film and a nikon F3... let see... about 15 years ago.. hahaha

23 Aug 2007 4:48pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

WOW STU!! Nicely done!! Many many many years ago with my old Chinon 35mm I did an experiment using the bulb mode and managed to get a shot of 5 strikes of lightning. It had a bit of reciprocity in the colours but it just so added to the overall effect. It's on my wall downstairs. Have no idea where the negative is.

23 Aug 2007 5:09pm

alla from Toronto, Canada

Stunning!!! I was not able to catch a lightning yet!
You rock!!!!

23 Aug 2007 7:19pm

Evi from Athens, Greece


23 Aug 2007 8:45pm

bronzebilly u.k. from cardiff, United Kingdom

great timing Stu--impressive shot--billy

23 Aug 2007 11:49pm

Kate from Kyoto, Japan

Wow! That's great! A couple of months ago I watched a storm sweeping down Lake Biwa and thought how amazing it would be to capture the lightning on film, but it must be one of the hardest shots to get!

11 Sep 2007 11:29pm