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 "A Crack in the Silence"  © Kent Wirtanen
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(@dolfd) Dolf DeRovira said:March 19th, 2017 (2:47pm) PDT
great shot
(@Lynne101) Lynne M. said:August 14th, 2014 (1:45am) PDT
Wow!!!! what am amazing shot Kent... Well done. A great capture and love how it reflects onto the water... High Five from me. Loved the write up, made me chuckle... Have a great vacation, I hear we are in for some hot hot hot weather :-)
(@andrewbrixey15) Andrew Brixey said:August 10th, 2014 (11:09pm) PDT
Well worth the wait - super shot...
(@elsevir) Betty Ditscheid said:August 9th, 2014 (1:44pm) PDT
A great image Kent. Lovely place to be on vacation. Wish you a nice summer as well!
(@LauraSample) Laura Sample said:July 29th, 2014 (11:13am) PDT
WOW...a super capture, Kent.
(@ClaireBall) Claire Ball said:July 26th, 2014 (11:34am) PDT
Fantastic shot of lightning heart! Well done :)
(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:July 25th, 2014 (6:55am) PDT
Be proud of this shot Kent... and I bet you wife likes it as well. Have one great vacation and take lots of pics !
(@rongood) Ron Good said:July 23rd, 2014 (9:44pm) PDT
Very excellent capture Kent, looks like a giant jellyfish.
(@KWirtanen) Kent Wirtanen said:July 23rd, 2014 (7:57pm) PDT
Thanks everyone...I was pretty excited to see what I had captured when I first looked at the screen.
(@pamelabole) Pamela Bole said:July 23rd, 2014 (7:38pm) PDT
WOW....what an amazing photo.....not only did you capture it in the sky, but it's reflection in the water!!! Have a wonderful vacation...and I look forward to seeing all of your vacation pics!
(@jkitts) Jeff Kitts said:July 23rd, 2014 (5:32pm) PDT
Awesome Capture Kent, Enjoy your Vacation !!!
(@ggweather) Jan Null said:July 22nd, 2014 (6:43pm) PDT
Are you freakin' kidding me Kent! Not only a lightning shot but the refection! WOW!!! Enjoy the rest of your vacation.
(@teach50) Linda Karlin said:July 22nd, 2014 (5:22pm) PDT
Whoa!!!!
(@KENBURROWS) Ken Burrows said:July 22nd, 2014 (4:20pm) PDT
You survived the ordeal to write about it! You didn't your wife's outcome. What a magnificent capture, Kent! Far from anything easy to do. Enjoy your vacation.
(@RobDietz) Rob Dietz said:July 22nd, 2014 (2:06pm) PDT
Awesome capture and enjoy your vacation!
(@MitchG) Michel Gagnon said:July 22nd, 2014 (7:55am) PDT
Wow....great capture Kent!....nice work.....beautiful photo...love the reflection....mother nature's art....wishing you both a wonderful holiday !.... :)
(@ramonachiassongmailcom) Ramona Chiasson said:July 22nd, 2014 (6:46am) PDT
priceless..Kent.have a great time out there
(@MarkRobinson) Mark Robinson said:July 22nd, 2014 (4:46am) PDT
Amazing capture Kent..... the power of a lightning strike is well seen here.
Enjoy your travels.......... :)
@KWirtanen replied: Thanks Mark. We should have a great time.
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Kent Wirtanen
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I have tried to capture lightning a few times before, with only limited success. On this night, my wife and I were tenting along the Red Deer River on a recent kayak trip. When the sky started to flash a bit, my wife said that she was going into the tent before it started to pour. I told her that I was going to stay up for a while and try and get a shot of lightning. She stated back to me that she thought that was a pretty dumb idea to stand out in the river, next to a tri-pod, during a lightning storm. I said that it was probably no worse than laying in a fabric structure that was being held up by three aluminum poles...apparently that was not the response that she was hoping to hear. :)

I will be on vacation for a couple of weeks, and I am not sure if there will be any wifi...so have a great summer.



Uploaded: Jul 21st, 2014 (6:44pm)
Category: Landscape
GPS: Lat: 51.6998, Lon: -112.92297
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Focal Length: 10 mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 30 sec
ISO: 100


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