The thunderstorm was right in front of my window. So, after a view minutes of watching the lightnings come down, I decided to open the window, take my Lubitel, a gorillapod and a cable release. I let the shutter open for a very long time until finally lightning struck! This was an experiment, so I was very happy that it turned out that good!

88 Comments

  1. champi
    champi ·

    Great pic! I've been trying to catch some lightnings the other night... I hope I catched some of them as well as you did!!

  2. graefin
    graefin ·

    Lubitel set on B, shutter open for 120 secs.

  3. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    ooooo0o0o0ohhh
    mad props :D haha

  4. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    I N C R E D I B L E

  5. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Amazing!!!! I'd really like to catch some lightning too, one day perhaps... ;)))

  6. brendend
    brendend ·

    WOW. this is awesome!!

  7. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    Sehr geil!

  8. coca
    coca ·

    wow, amazing!!!! really beautiful...congrats!!!

  9. poitr
    poitr ·

    HOLY WOW!!!!!!!!

  10. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    WOW! WOW! WOW!

  11. sonjabean
    sonjabean ·

    Great picture! I'd never thought of that idea of how to catch it, holding the shutter open. Really great idea, and I intend to steal it next time there's a lightening storm!

  12. graefin
    graefin ·

    @sonjabean: I was lucky enough to have the thunderstorm right in front of my window. The lightnings came down just behind that tree.

  13. drgonzo900
    drgonzo900 ·

    Amazing! You should enter this in jpgmag.com for their "severe weather" theme. You would totally get my vote! I really like your work! Cheers!

  14. anelfandhiszippo
    anelfandhiszippo ·

    I may as well say as the others, Great photo and of course the magic of Velvia :)

  15. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    This is pure magic! Awesome!!!

  16. coca
    coca ·

    wow great shot!!! (thanks for your comment)

  17. stoonja
    stoonja ·

    waou, very nice shot !!!

  18. stouf
    stouf ·

    hoooooooo....

  19. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    dieses bild ist so der hammer!!!!!

  20. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    as everyone else has stated, "WOW" this truly is an amazing shot!!
    very inspiring!!

  21. tveden
    tveden ·

    Nice catch, i want one like that.

  22. inlakech
    inlakech ·

    wwwooowwwwoowoo....!!Beautiful

  23. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    holy potatoes! thats soo rad! great work

  24. rater
    rater ·

    Great success!!!

  25. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    yeeehah, fantastic!!!

  26. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    yeeehah, fantastic!!!

  27. libellule
    libellule ·

    W O W... this is... amazing!!!!!!!

  28. fabyen
    fabyen ·

    yeah great great shot

  29. lomomarigold
    lomomarigold ·

    Super Shot!

  30. lomomarigold
    lomomarigold ·

    Super Shot!

  31. adamo-75
    adamo-75 ·

    Superb.

  32. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    EXCELLENT!! Los Angeles has not so much thunderstorms, and earthquakes are hard to photograph, however their consequences are colourful, but then I'm at work, caring for the consequences, no time!

  33. inotion
    inotion ·

    WoW! Nice Catch!

  34. hansie14
    hansie14 ·

    This is stunning! I love it!

  35. lomovan
    lomovan ·

    wwoooowwww!!!!fantastic

  36. cherry_red_balloon
    cherry_red_balloon ·

    Absolutely fantastic!

  37. pink1212
    pink1212 ·

    That is amazing!

  38. wolfanatomy
    wolfanatomy ·

    Wow! Amazing!

  39. tjkarch
    tjkarch ·

    Nice Lightning! Check out my lightning capture!

  40. giselleishere
    giselleishere ·

    AWESOME WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. takitani
    takitani ·

    verneigung! Sehr sehr fein!

  42. rival707
    rival707 ·

    love this photo.

  43. valentusha
    valentusha ·

    wow

  44. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    This is really awesome. Hard to get lightning capture like this...you did a good job.

  45. sambennetts
    sambennetts ·

    Amazing colouring!

  46. graefin
    graefin ·

    thanks for all the likes!!! That's amazing! I never got so many likes on one picture!

  47. benmrhall
    benmrhall ·

    I love the purple in this. Amazing!

  48. hipolipo000
    hipolipo000 ·

    wow!

  49. trashpilotin
    trashpilotin ·

    wow wow wow! sowas schaffe ich ja noch nicht mal digital ;)

  50. kogb21
    kogb21 ·

    Great shot!!!

  51. nymphie
    nymphie ·

    I really love this one. the lightning and especially the color of cloud...

  52. lomoschnuck
    lomoschnuck ·

    Congratulation. Awesome.

  53. smbilgin
    smbilgin ·

    Just fantastic...

  54. dragoro
    dragoro ·

    This is just... striking! Wow..

  55. watttan
    watttan ·

    great :)

  56. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    Really love this picture!

  57. todakbi
    todakbi ·

    wow!!

  58. claudi1007
    claudi1007 ·

    klasse. ich hoffe bei mir hats auch geklappt. letzte nacht war ein starkes gewitter.

  59. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    FANTASTIC SHOT !!!

  60. spidermanjulien
    spidermanjulien ·

    Wonderful!!!

  61. undiscovered
    undiscovered ·

    amazing!

  62. alviadararathyakirana
    alviadararathyakirana ·

    wow...!!

  63. hebeteslemonde
    hebeteslemonde ·

    How beautiful!

  64. flick
    flick ·

    amazing!!!!!

  65. utopique
    utopique ·

    impressive ... good work

  66. bjqc
    bjqc ·

    Thank you!
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  67. satcom
    satcom ·

    wow, das ergebnis sieht so gar nicht nach experiment aus - erstklassiges bild!

  68. gothic666
    gothic666 ·

    Great shot!

  69. djtriki
    djtriki ·

    O_o very very nice!

  70. shea_w
    shea_w ·

    Wow that is impressive! :D

  71. spinspinnerspin
    spinspinnerspin ·

    Epic! very nicely done!

  72. mavirr
    mavirr ·

    impresionante

  73. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·

    fantastic!!!

  74. simonesavo
    simonesavo ·

    great!!!!

  75. m22509075
    m22509075 ·

    WOW!! That is amazing!

  76. jelaime
    jelaime ·

    wooow

  77. nimbus-
    nimbus- ·

    amazing one

  78. alexyz
    alexyz ·

    wooooooow!! great!!!

  79. wrightk22
    wrightk22 ·

    Great shot!

  80. jesselau
    jesselau ·

    Superb!!!!

  81. nelemson
    nelemson ·

    perfect! nice shot!

  82. steffilove
    steffilove ·

    :D amazing!

  83. diva_seven
    diva_seven ·

    i like the colour...

  84. 134340
    134340 ·

    !!!!!!!

  85. epfencer
    epfencer ·

    woow, that's amazing!

  86. nezmarka
    nezmarka ·

    amazing!

  87. andrejrusskovskij
    andrejrusskovskij ·

    unique shot, would you mind adding it here? www.lomography.it/photos/collections/198-lubitel

  88. lomaugustry
    lomaugustry ·

    amazing this is with a tripod on bulb mode ?