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  1. Profile photo of zincyams
    zincyams Male 13-17
    260 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 7:32 pm
    Link: Fireworks And Lightning - Photograph of fireworks and lightning at the same time.
  2. Profile photo of 12gaugelove
    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:13 am
    cooooool mayne.
  3. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:13 am
    Wow, awesome pic. Beautiful.
  4. Profile photo of seattlederk
    seattlederk Male 18-29
    10 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:17 am
    Thats looks hella cool but in a way it looks photoshopped
  5. Profile photo of shreder23
    shreder23 Male 18-29
    800 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:18 am
    SHOPPED
  6. Profile photo of ICN
    ICN Male 18-29
    336 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:20 am
    Nature-1, Man-0
  7. Profile photo of gabcab
    gabcab Male 13-17
    404 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:20 am
    thats pretty cool looking
  8. Profile photo of sum41chck911
    sum41chck911 Female 13-17
    199 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:31 am
    looks cool :)
  9. Profile photo of phroedoux
    phroedoux Male 18-29
    364 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:11 am
    definitely, beyond any shadow of a doubt, a shop.
  10. Profile photo of Custardface
    Custardface Male 13-17
    94 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:13 am
    photo shooped!
  11. Profile photo of Tyrizzle
    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
    908 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:14 am
    I vote...shopped but not the kind you guys may be thinking...
    I think it is most likely a panorama shot..which combines up to 7 images together and thats why it kind of twists.
  12. Profile photo of Rauron
    Rauron Male 13-17
    563 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:15 am
    even if it`s shopped, it still looks pretty amazing.
  13. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:17 am
    could be a really wide angle lens that allows for a panoramic view at once but if not then I think i`m with Tyrizzle on how it was put together
  14. Profile photo of Deadman3215
    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:29 am
    There`s also a comet in the middle :)

    And unbelievably, It`s real.

  15. Profile photo of Nadroj09
    Nadroj09 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:30 am
    dude, it`s photoshopped, you can totally see the pixels
  16. Profile photo of cannibal151
    cannibal151 Male 18-29
    1551 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:35 am
    This is a shop, I can tell by the pixels and by having seen quite a few shops in my time
  17. Profile photo of GeneralPhyL
    GeneralPhyL Male 18-29
    133 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:36 am
    "Nice. But which one should you look at?"

    Look at the babes on the beach (theres bound to be ONE babe in there).

  18. Profile photo of clariebear27
    clariebear27 Female 13-17
    10 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:52 am
    Its a panorama shot from the Skyshow in Perth on Australia Day. The comet in the middle is comet mcnaught
  19. Profile photo of imcoolyeah
    imcoolyeah Male 13-17
    747 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:13 am
    I like the lightning better....go me!
  20. Profile photo of mcnaial1
    mcnaial1 Male 18-29
    460 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:15 am
    very cool
  21. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
    1386 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:29 am
    gimped
  22. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:41 am
    Ok, could be shopped, but it looks to me like a time lapsed panoramic, maybe with some photoshop cleanup.
  23. Profile photo of kooblepisi
    kooblepisi Female 13-17
    49 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 5:32 am
    So shopped.
  24. Profile photo of blue_mess
    blue_mess Male 13-17
    315 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 6:45 am
    So what if it`s shopped? That doesn`t make it bad. It looks great! Shopping can make things look so much nicer and better so don`t copmlain that it`s been improved! You`d be mad!
  25. Profile photo of nando
    nando Male 18-29
    1 post
    May 13, 2007 at 6:47 am
    I was there that night and can guarantee its genuine. It was absolutely amazing with 2 shows going on simultaneously. One natural the other man made with the comet in the middle.
  26. Profile photo of NotjonGreco
    NotjonGreco Male 18-29
    350 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:32 am
    ShOpPeD LOLZ

    Stop thinking you`re all so high and mighty with this "I can see the pixels" crap. go you! We don`t care, it`s a cool picture.

  27. Profile photo of blakborn
    blakborn Male 18-29
    98 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:42 am
    Maybe shopped, could be several pics strung together to make to panoramic.
    Still looks great though.
  28. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1003 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 8:12 am
    The lightning is prettier.
    And we don`t care if it`s shopped, it`s still pretty damn cool.
  29. Profile photo of JAXLEY
    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 8:20 am
    wow even if it IS shopped, i dont care, its still amazing.

    BTW i would have this as my desktop, but having Optimus Prime on it is just too damn cool!

  30. Profile photo of hoolahawk
    hoolahawk Male 30-39
    205 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 9:24 am
    For the skeptics out there...check out these links.

    Photo posted on nasa site

    The photographers actually website

    Digg discussion of the photograph

    so STFU and just enjoy the photo for what it is a very cool shot

  31. Profile photo of hoolahawk
    hoolahawk Male 30-39
    205 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 9:25 am
    PS Optimus Prime rocks...
  32. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:10 am
    I think its shopped as well BUT wouldn`t you agree to it amazing beauty?
  33. Profile photo of your_majesty
    your_majesty Male 13-17
    147 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:20 am
    1 - it doesn`t matter whether it`s photoshopped or not, it still looks cool.
    2 - its not photoshopped, it uses a wide angle lens and a thick filter to give the plasticcy effect. do a little research before you start slagging stuff off.
  34. Profile photo of DiceMan
    DiceMan Male 18-29
    80 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:23 am
    Wouldn`t life be better if computers just did not exist.
  35. Profile photo of Trema
    Trema Male 18-29
    511 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:28 am
    "gimped"

    what he said :D
    but yah, if it wasnt gimped/shopped, some people would look at the lightning, but no body is

  36. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
    1825 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:57 am
    it looks really kool, though its is very oviously photoshopped. at least its a good one
  37. Profile photo of joolia
    joolia Female 13-17
    272 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:58 am
    ^ all that shows is that the fireworks are more interesting to them.
  38. Profile photo of cjap2011
    cjap2011 Male 18-29
    72 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 11:01 am
    OR....... Lightning lasts a fraction of a second, and human`s reaction time isnt fast enough to look at the lightning?
  39. Profile photo of strings99
    strings99 Male 13-17
    128 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 11:26 am
    Even if it was shopped it is still a good pic.
  40. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 11:31 am
    Photshopped or not (which I believe it isn`t), it`s still beautiful. Lightning is so much better then fireworks.
  41. Profile photo of LemonScented
    LemonScented Female 13-17
    45 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 11:43 am
    Explanation: Sometimes the sky itself is the best show in town. On January 26, people from Perth, Australia gathered on a local beach to watch a sky light up with delights near and far. Nearby, fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. On the far right, lightning from a thunderstorm flashed in the distance. Near the image center, though, seen through clouds, was the most unusual sight of all: Comet McNaught. The photogenic comet was so bright that it even remained visible though the din of Earthly flashes. Comet McNaught continues to move out from the Sun and dim, but should remain visible in southern skies with binoculars through the end of this month. The above image is actually a three photograph panorama digitally processed to reduce red reflections from the exploding firework.

    (Got Info from some site)

  42. Profile photo of gases520
    gases520 Male 50-59
    1 post
    May 13, 2007 at 11:44 am
    That neato
  43. Profile photo of Orchyd
    Orchyd Female 18-29
    43 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 12:03 pm
    Despite hoolahawk`s post with links and all that jazz, some of you people are still saying it`s "oviously" (but apparently not obviously) Photoshopped. I guess I should expect that a lot of people just post comments on submissions before readong the other comments so they don`t look so... misinformed.

    This is not a `shopped` picture, it is genuine. This makes it all the more amazing. It`s a gorgeous picture and the photographer should be proud of himself! It`s not often you see such beautiful things, all in the same photo.

    Just to recap... it is NOT SHOPPED! :D Thank you, have a spiffy Mother`s Day! :D

  44. Profile photo of Orchyd
    Orchyd Female 18-29
    43 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 12:05 pm
    heh... hehe... readong... I meant "reading"...

    IAB needs an Edit Post option. Silly IAB admins...

  45. Profile photo of sponjman07
    sponjman07 Male 13-17
    109 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    OMG!!!11! DAT IZ LYK WELL SHOPED!!!!!11 OLOLOLOL
  46. Profile photo of sponjman07
    sponjman07 Male 13-17
    109 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 12:35 pm
    Heehee, I can talk `ChatSpeak`!
  47. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    That looks extremely shopped, but it still looks cool.
  48. Profile photo of NotjonGreco
    NotjonGreco Male 18-29
    350 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:07 pm
    ^ I implore you to read! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! REAAAADDDDDD!
  49. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:07 pm
    O_O nice
  50. Profile photo of linkcma
    linkcma Male 18-29
    302 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:28 pm
    Nice.
  51. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:40 pm
    Fireworks, the beach, and drunk Americans. Three of my most favorite things.
  52. Profile photo of malteser67
    malteser67 Female 13-17
    104 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:41 pm
    wow - pretty - even if it is shopped
  53. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:47 pm
    I didn`t see the comet. Nice picture.
  54. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    Ok I saw it the second time, it`s very easy to miss.
  55. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
    1263 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:50 pm
    Beautiful, and just, amazing. Yes i think we can all agree its shopped but who cares, its an awesome photo. **favorites**
  56. Profile photo of SubElixer
    SubElixer Female 18-29
    289 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:02 pm
    Devi do you even read the drating posts?! Damn you are feeding my not so silent rage now...
  57. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
    617 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:02 pm
    hmmm that`s a weird camera...
  58. Profile photo of rAyChOoLv4
    rAyChOoLv4 Female 13-17
    25 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    it looks cool, but i really think it`s shopped.
  59. Profile photo of Ult_Timmeh
    Ult_Timmeh Male 13-17
    81 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:36 pm
    that`s awesome.
  60. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:53 pm
    shopped? maybe?
    idk
    but w/e still looks awesome
  61. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:18 pm
    thumbs up for shopped, and it doesn`t even look real.
  62. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:19 pm
    It is a compilation of three pictures to provide a wide Panorama. These pictures were all spliced together to make this beautiful image.
  63. Profile photo of Voxifera
    Voxifera Female 13-17
    29 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:34 pm
    it`s funny how half the people have researched this picture and know and have posted that it is, in fact, not photoshopped, yet, stupid people how apparently don`t know how to read, still insist that is it. Read, you dumb morons.

    That was a long sentence.

  64. Profile photo of Voxifera
    Voxifera Female 13-17
    29 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:35 pm
    who*
  65. Profile photo of Shoyz
    Shoyz Male 13-17
    1228 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:42 pm
    Pretty, pretty, pretty. I see no Comet.
  66. Profile photo of pea_ooter
    pea_ooter Male 13-17
    986 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:09 pm
    o well i dont care if it is...its pretty damn cool...

    i didnt notice the comet in middle until i saw hoolahawk`s links

  67. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2508 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:20 pm
    obvious shop, but very well done
  68. Profile photo of pea_ooter
    pea_ooter Male 13-17
    986 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:24 pm
    Bigger image so you can see the comet

  69. Profile photo of pea_ooter
    pea_ooter Male 13-17
    986 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:25 pm
    I circled the comet in red
  70. Profile photo of sunwavewind
    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:39 pm
    Beautiful, I set it as my desktop background.
  71. Profile photo of mrmedia
    mrmedia Male 18-29
    133 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:53 pm
    Awesome Pic :-D
  72. Profile photo of Beebeegirl
    Beebeegirl Female 13-17
    81 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    no its real i saw it months ago in a photos of the week thing from new york times
  73. Profile photo of Deadman3215
    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 5:23 pm
    Devi this was taken in Australia, So please know what you`re about to type, before typing it. Miserable twit.
  74. Profile photo of JaundiceCake
    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 6:12 pm
    It`s not shopped. The photographer is a genius, though. What a combination.
  75. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:01 pm
    its like good v evil
  76. Profile photo of neru_inu
    neru_inu Female 13-17
    2 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:05 pm
    aaw, how beautiful. too bad it`s so obviously shopped.
  77. Profile photo of sponn
    sponn Female 18-29
    53 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:27 pm
    OMG! Lightning and fireworks happening...AT THE SAME TIME??!!!

    Impossible, I say! Impossible.

    Therefore, it *must* be photoshopped. (even though it isn`t)

  78. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:29 pm
    Dummi3000:

    The photo was taken in Perth Australia.

    Learn how to read *before* attempting to sound kewl.

  79. Profile photo of Shrikil774
    Shrikil774 Male 13-17
    581 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:43 pm
    Its like the god and evil ofvery bright lights...
  80. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 8:20 pm
    It`s not shopped, it`s a panorama.

    Awesome picture.

  81. Profile photo of surf831
    surf831 Male 13-17
    117 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 9:25 pm
    It would have been cooler if the lightning had struck the firework.
  82. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 9:55 pm
    Meh, it`s okay, shopped though...
  83. Profile photo of r-chill
    r-chill Female 13-17
    560 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:04 pm
    cool who cares if its shopped
  84. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1066 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:19 pm
    cool
  85. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
    604 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 12:19 am
    I can totally tell those pixels are fake... Paintshopped.
  86. Profile photo of dynapyre
    dynapyre Male 18-29
    114 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 12:34 am
    do you guys say that about the vista wallpapers too? "SHOPPED! SHOPPED!!!! SHOPPED!!!!!!!!11111" doesn`t mean they aren`t ridiculously cool looking. admit it! it looks awesome!
  87. Profile photo of Harijan
    Harijan Male 18-29
    36 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 2:44 am
    YES 180 DEGREES PICTURE! I want a camera that does that. Cool pic.
  88. Profile photo of kaybublz
    kaybublz Female 18-29
    341 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 4:29 am
    oooooo, aaaaaah
  89. Profile photo of quedas
    quedas Male 18-29
    164 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 6:37 am
    "This is a shop, I can tell by the pixels and by having seen quite a few shops in my time"

    Dear God... This?! Again?!

  90. Profile photo of rrooaann
    rrooaann Male 13-17
    54 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 10:10 am
    because this is a panorama, it have been taken in multiple pictures, so one with the lightning and one with the fireworks, or i could be wrong and it could have just been taken with a 180 degree camera.
  91. Profile photo of flyingpixiex
    flyingpixiex Female 18-29
    152 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 11:26 am
    if that were real it would be scarey as hell to have been there. good photoshop though
  92. Profile photo of Dragonman15
    Dragonman15 Male 13-17
    52 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 12:49 pm
    must have taken a while to get that shot.
  93. Profile photo of harshkd
    harshkd Male 30-39
    122 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 2:54 pm
    i think the sky is winning in the arms` race with the ground. We shoot up little `Popper rockets` and the sky retaliates with BOLTS OF DEATH down on us.
  94. Profile photo of ChainGangBG
    ChainGangBG Female 18-29
    4 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 2:58 pm
    If only dat wuz reallll...
  95. Profile photo of melodelic
    melodelic Female 18-29
    94 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 5:58 pm
    My god, to all the people who have currently said it is not fake, kuddos to you!! To the people have have said that they can see pixels, and or have seen so many fake pictures, read some freaking articles! Don`t just look stupid, for christ`s sake at least read the article and not look so freaking dumb in front of people...Too many people don`t read and never learn that some things CAN happen without photo shop. You just need to learn how to take it, have a VERY nice and VERY VERY VERY expensive camera with the correct lenses, and alot of skill. Plus this pic has credentials if you would just look at them.


    Well, I`ve said my piece, if only the moronic people who say its photo shopped will listen/read what people have written about it.

  96. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 9:17 pm
    amazing.
  97. Profile photo of liniarc
    liniarc Male 18-29
    238 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 10:52 pm
    How do you know it`s a comet? it could be those jets with those long tail things
  98. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
    1704 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 6:18 am
    whoa that is an awesome pic!
  99. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 7:33 pm
    ah, dangerous beauty ^o^
  100. Profile photo of Mbirdgurl
    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 9:02 pm
    Shhhhyopped.
  101. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    May 16, 2007 at 12:03 am
    That`s some good photography. If real.
  102. Profile photo of Twistednashi
    Twistednashi Female 13-17
    156 posts
    May 16, 2007 at 7:26 pm
    It is cool..But of course shopped
  103. Profile photo of Prowler2885
    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    May 17, 2007 at 1:50 am
    Man Vs. God

    July 4th

    Be there.

  104. Profile photo of desie
    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    May 19, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    it`s a beautiful picture.
  105. Profile photo of butta397
    butta397 Female 18-29
    175 posts
    May 19, 2007 at 5:57 pm
    KOOL
  106. Profile photo of KIKENI
    KIKENI Female 13-17
    354 posts
    May 19, 2007 at 10:04 pm
    FAKEEEEE...dude theres no way that some one could take that pic. and simotaneously lightning hit at the same time in the view....get realisic with it
  107. Profile photo of nightgoddess
    nightgoddess Female 18-29
    133 posts
    May 19, 2007 at 10:14 pm
    It`s real.
  108. Profile photo of BrettIsPyro
    BrettIsPyro Male 13-17
    155 posts
    May 20, 2007 at 1:11 am
    if it`s shopped it`s a damn good one
  109. Profile photo of clariebear27
    clariebear27 Female 13-17
    10 posts
    May 22, 2007 at 7:50 am
    to all the people that keep saying shopped...either learn to read previous posts or shut up. and its definitely real...i was there
  110. Profile photo of sheeeeps
    sheeeeps Female 13-17
    429 posts
    May 23, 2007 at 2:03 pm
    all the noobs saying "0mgzz sh0pp3d!" are wrong. digitally enhanced and altered, acctually.
    x
  111. Profile photo of Scomatose07
    Scomatose07 Male 13-17
    73 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 11:58 am
    wow thats really cool, even though it is probably shopped
  112. Profile photo of 8o8azn
    8o8azn Female 13-17
    133 posts
    November 16, 2007 at 6:53 pm
    if there is lightning
    y the f*ck would you just stay on the beach when its so close

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