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Earth Below, Heaven Above

The first round of bidding in the Katrina Relief Auction is over. Thank you to all of the bidders and donors! Congratulations to the high bidder jurvetson

 

As I was out watching the lightning show and trying to catch a few stray bolts here and there, I noticed the sky open up above me, so I switched to wide-angle and snapped a few long exposures contrasting the turmoil beneath the clouds with the tranquility just above them.

 

Used an ND grad filter (for the very first time!) to brighten the stars and cut down on the lightning brightness.

 

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Taken on July 16, 2005