lightning at sunset

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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  • Black Gold 5y

    great composition man simply great awsome i cant find words to describe my self
  • Ole Kristian Olsen 5y

    wow! impressive picture.. :- )
  • shoot ME out 4y

    Terrific picture....!!!
  • Life lens 4y

  • Mehmet Axceh 4y

  • Bruce Couch PRO 4y

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

  • TamaraS2009 4y

    Gorgeous photo!!!
    Sorry I copy for me
    I Love so much thes photo :)
  • Bruce Couch PRO 4y

    TamaraS2009 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.
  • Adam Stephenson 4y

  • TimarIuveo 4y

    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.

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

  • ouistitis PRO 4y

    Amazing !
  • Bruce Couch PRO 4y

    this is a gorgeous image Sam. it's sad that so many people are stealing to present as their work.
  • RWB Photography 4y

    Great job with the lighting....What color !!!
  • Ray Hutchinson PRO 3y

    Fantastic capture, composition, and processing!
  • Dena Henry 3y

    Beautiful!! What's not to love.

  • pinguin1961 PRO 2y

    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.
  • Estial STL 8mo

    This is one of the most outstanding photos of the year!


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  • Worldly Curators 6mo

    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:
    Email me if you have questions.
  • Steven Kelley PRO 3mo

    Dramatic and colorful work.
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Taken on August 14, 2008
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