lightning at sunset

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Shot at Toronto's Centre Island. A great example of being in the right place at the right time. My sister and I went to the Island after work for some photos and this amazing sunset started to form, so I quickly put the camera on a tripod and started shooting intervals (using the Pclix) for about an hour hoping to capture the lightning. I have 5 lightning shots out of around 600 photos and this is the best one.

Bigger size is better.

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  1. Nessah Lee 52 months ago | reply

    oh man, this is intense. amazing!

  2. Mr Black Gold 52 months ago | reply

    great composition man simply great awsome i cant find words to describe my self

  3. shoot ME out 47 months ago | reply

    Terrific picture....!!!

  4. maglev45 45 months ago | reply

    magnificent..!

  5. bodiegroup 43 months ago | reply

    this woman is posting images and passing them off as her own (including your awesome image).

    www.flickr.com/photos/aramat4u/5854263833/in/photostream

  6. TamaraS2009 43 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous photo!!!
    Sorry I copy for me
    I Love so much thes photo :)

  7. bodiegroup 43 months ago | reply

    And it's still in your stream. you are taking the product of others and posting it as your own. You've cropped out copyright symbols to hide what you've been doing. That is theft.

    You delete my comments telling people that the images are not yours and you blocked me from telling them in your stream. You know this is wrong. You are violating copyright law, hurting the value of images you take from others, and violating the spirit and terms of use of Flickr. Pathetic.

  8. Adam Stephenson [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

    Stunning!

  9. TimarIuveo 41 months ago | reply

    i found an iphone wallpaper out made out of this.
    i than uploaded the image to google which found uncropped copies.
    i than uploaded the uncropped image to google and looked at the filename of the biggest copy i could find and it said "Sam Javanrouh"
    i googled Sam Javanrouh and found you here.
    now...

    ABSOLUTLY AMAZING PICTURE I LOVE IT!!!!! SOO GREAT!! i hope one day i will shoot a picture like that.

    GREAT WORK!

  10. bodiegroup 38 months ago | reply

    this is a gorgeous image Sam. it's sad that so many people are stealing to present as their work.

  11. RWB Photography 38 months ago | reply

    Great job with the lighting....What color !!!

  12. seattlerayhutch45 35 months ago | reply

    Fantastic capture, composition, and processing!

  13. denahenry3030 34 months ago | reply

    Beautiful!! What's not to love.

  14. pinguin1961 15 months ago | reply

    Really fantastic and beautiful!
    This picture is really an adventure for the eyes.

    Wirklich fantastisch und schön!
    Dieses Bild ist wirklich ein Abenteuer für die Augen.

  15. Estial STL 2 months ago | reply

    CONGRATULATIONS! GLOBAL AWARD 2014
    This is one of the most outstanding photos of the year!
    THE GLOBAL AWARD 2014 IS RECOGNITION OF THE BEST ON Flickr!

    GA2014

    If you receive this award, you can add it to the GLOBAL AWARD 2014 GALLERY.
    POST 1 - AWARD 5

  16. worldlycurators 4 weeks ago | reply

    Sam, your shots of Canada really caught my attention! That lightning is awesome. I'd love to invite you to Worldly(.com) to share your Canada experiences with others looking for adventure ideas. Here's you invitation link: wrld.ly/FlickrPal
    Email me if you have questions. -kendall@worldly.com

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