Earth Below, Heaven Above

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    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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    1. weaver2360 85 months ago | reply

      this is by far my favorite shot of yours!!! WOW !

    2. m.zoeelizabeth 84 months ago | reply

      this is incredible to capture so much into one space is such an achievement

    3. jkc photos 82 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. It looks like a painting.

    4. merlin.dragon 81 months ago | reply

      I found this photo on an unrelated Yahoo image search, and was awe stuck. This picture is the reason why I decided to join Flickr. It's simply amazing.

    5. www.swissfot.ch 80 months ago | reply

      Gefällt mir, einsame Spitze !

      Swissfot

    6. Dieu et mon droit [deleted] 80 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 10,000,000 photos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. Erik Page Photography 77 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot. Very impressive

    8. navygem 74 months ago | reply

      Fabulous balance of clear sky and storm. Nice catch!

    9. cuegeee 73 months ago | reply

      Perfect shot!

    10. U.S. Highway 12 72 months ago | reply

      This is one of those shots that leaves you breathless. Excellent composition, lighting, and perspective. Fantastic use of color.

    11. wvandergroef , yeah it's me 69 months ago | reply

      Please consider adding this marvellous picture of yours to the following very special , possibly most special , group here on Flickr .....:
      www.flickr.com/groups/ecmrecordcoverphotographs/

    12. Zophia.DeGraux 68 months ago | reply

      oh my god.
      i am completely speechless!!!
      this is probably one of the most beautiful and stunning images i've seen.

    13. BevKnits 66 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture!

    14. Kevin Aker Photography 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Severe Thunderstorms, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. m-echo [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      title reminds me to agalloch's song "fire above, ice below".

      great shot

    16. stefano zerauschek 54 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Shot Peter.

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