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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Two Billion Volts by Cameron Butterfield
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Two Billion Volts

June 22nd, 2010

During a summer storm two lightning strikes collide with the ground. Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Vinnie
about 4 years, 3 months ago
One of the more spectacular lightning shots I've seen. Very nice, thanks for posting.
Posted By: atosk89
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Looks awesome on my iPod Touch. I did recrop the image though. I preferred the less intense lightning on the right, but that is just my personal preference. A very dynamic image and it's being added to my desktop rotation.
Posted By: sserschens
about 4 years, 3 months ago
very nice! thanks for sharing!
Posted By: firefly.serenity
about 4 years, 3 months ago
This is fantastic. It also scares me to death. It's at time like these that I think that I have a big target on my head a-la-Gary Larsen. :)
Posted By: kevin712
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Really great! looks great on my desktop 24"
Posted By: johnmatula
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Was this from the past week or so? It was my first time in Colorado and IÂ’ve never seen it rain so hard in my life, haha!

Awesome, awesome picture! The bolts are crystal clear — and they seem mighty close to you, too…
Posted By: buck2825
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Love it, what where your setting?
Posted By: buck2825
about 4 years, 3 months ago
never mind I should look before asking.

thanks
Posted By: 1800yolk
about 4 years, 3 months ago
did you do this with the stock lens?? Thanks
Posted By: knaim2
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Man, that is CRAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZY!
Posted By: paul.charles.k
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Lens was EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. Also, you should include some foreground in the image. Great shot though.
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Hey guys thanks for all the compliments. It was a matter of being in the right place at the right time. I shot RAW, the exposure was 30 seconds, F stop 25, and ISO 1600. EF-S 18-55mm Lens. In photoshop I removed the noise and increased the vibrance by a lot. Purple and Blue were the colors that came up. Then I added a vignette and that's it.
Posted By: firefly.serenity
about 4 years, 3 months ago
@paul.charles.k:

Why?
Posted By: Euphytose
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Good, really good.
Posted By: tigerjin
about 4 years, 3 months ago
AMAZING!
Posted By: VisualParadox
about 4 years, 3 months ago
i saw this in the loupe and my jaw dropped. I love lightning, its one of mother natures more spectacular events, and (i think) you couldnt possibly have captured it any better than this.
thank you for sharing!
Posted By: Fates Hand
about 4 years, 3 months ago
wow ! so much energy rendered with perfection, this is just one of those freaky shots that had to be shared with the public ... thanks
Posted By: K
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Nice effort. Kudos.
Posted By: sed
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Fine lightning!! I hear the thunder!!
Posted By: Xinthose
about 4 years, 3 months ago
awesome!
Posted By: theCyborg
about 4 years, 1 month ago
I have this as the startup image on my netbook. It looks really cool. Great job!

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