This is why I Love photography!

Challenge #43 in the Art Photography series. Hosted by MrScorpio.
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Las Vegas Nightstorm
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At 8PM I looked out on my patio and saw this view. A few minutes later thunder and lightening began. In 30 minutes it was pitch black outside and hard rain was falling. It never rains in Las Vegas.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 18th July, 2012 04:35 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 14th July, 2012
Focal length: 16 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 1250
Notes: This was processed in Lightroom 4.1. The main change was to move the highlight slider to 100% and increase contrast a bit, and lower the exposure. I elected not to correct the lens distortion because I liked the small amount of vignetting that this lens produced. Since the camera was pointed up a bit to get the sky, I applied a perspective correction in Photoshop 6 to straighten somewhat the verticals at the right edge.
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