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Timothy Lake Oregon This image includes 4 separate merged photos to capture multiple lightning strikes. With the majestic Mt Hood cresting at over 10,000 ft (3,000m) dwarfs the tall douglas fir trees along the banks. Geotagged,Lightning,Mountains,Timothy lake,lightning strike,mt hood,water Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Timothy Lake Oregon

This image includes 4 separate merged photos to capture multiple lightning strikes. With the majestic Mt Hood cresting at over 10,000 ft (3,000m) dwarfs the tall douglas fir trees along the banks.

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  1. This is one stunning landscape! You owe us the full story on this one Stephen, don't leave us hanging! Posted 2 years ago
    1. The lightning strikes actually only represent two frames. The two on the left hit within a 15 sec. exposure while the one on the right exposed at the time the photo was taken. The blending of the exposures did produce a interesting effect in the sky around the point of illumination from the bolts on the left. I feel confident that the illumination of the lightning was the cause more so than the blending. Most of what we see in the image is visible in each exposure based on its individual contribution. Hopefully all that makes sense. Since landscape photography is for visual appreciation I trust this is appropriate to post here. If not let me know and I will remove. Cheers!! Posted 2 years ago
      1. Remove? No way! Landscapes are very welcome on JungleDragon, as long as they are primarily natural.
        Thanks for the explanation of the process.
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. I know landscapes are welcome as I have several but I did impose multiple images to achieve the final photo so...

          I try hard to stay true to in camera images but this one deserved a little TLC.
          Posted 2 years ago
          1. It's fine, no worries. We have no hard rules against such manipulation and yours is very mild and true to the scene. It's not that different from a bracket or focus stack.

            Very strong manipulations, such as people pasting animals into a scene, are discouraged. No hard rule there either, it just makes little sense to share something that never really happened on a platform for nature's observations.
            Posted 2 years ago
  2. I really like the two lightning bolts - that is a nice touch. I also really like the reddish/pinkish hue in the sky. A lightning bolt struck near me when I was climbing in the alps and the whole sky lit up a bright pink. I was surprised, but many photos show the same thing. Anyway - great picture that brings back some great memories. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Barry, thanks for the comments. Lightning is definitely an interesting subject which normally produces some crazy effects in photography. I have taken a lot of shots that reveal fingers and light streams that are not seen with the naked eye but once you import them and view them at 100% some wonderful things often appear. Posted 2 years ago

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Uploaded Feb 28, 2018. Captured in Pacific Crest Trail, Oregon, USA.