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Fire in the Sky (12)
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I chose this shot as my first post because it's my first capture of the illusive lightning! I was so excited I was skreeching in the middle of a lightning storm and my husband thought something had happened to me! It was taken from the north side of my front yard. I knew heavy rain was literally right there so I didn't have time to drag out the trusty tripod. (Taken October 24, 2007) Other than being slightly cropped it hasn't been altered in any way. Any feedback is welcome. Enjoy!

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WaterSprite (59)
Noise Reduction, Sharpen
Edited by:accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)

In Photoshop CS3:
Assigned Adobe RGB colour profile
Resized to facilitate border
Neat Image at default plus 85% luminance
USM at 120/0.6/0

Not sure its that much of improvement, but it is different :-)