DSC00768n9 Chicago Sears Tower Lightning 10/2/06 21:34 - NW view

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Rafael (Retrocool) on April 26, 2008

That is a pretty cool photo, but cant help to refer back to a horror movie, "Poltergeist 3", at the end of the film when the lightning hits the antennas!

Hehe. Regardelss. Fantastic cool photo!

Volkan Yuksel on May 1, 2008

Thank you much Rafael. Whishing you photographic opurtunities like this whereever you may be :D Take care, Volkan

Volkan Yuksel on July 5, 2008

Thanks to all those who made this picture pass 10000 views. (11765@5/7/08)

conan787 on July 23, 2008

Wow. What a photo. Where where you when this photo was shot?

Volkan Yuksel on July 23, 2008

Hi Conan787, thank you. I was struggling between taking this picture and protecting the camera from the storm at the indicated location near Planetarium. Actually, in the lower left quadrant of the picture you can see the distortion caused by drop on the lens. Nevertheless, I am glad that I took the risk for this shot :) Cheers from Chicago, Volkan

Raden Daniel Raduńsk… on July 27, 2008

SUPER JEDNO Z NAJPIęKNIEJSZYCH FOTEK.pozdrawiam Deny www.FashionPoland.pl

Volkan Yuksel on August 1, 2008

Thank you very much Daniel, I am glad you liked it. Best wishes to Poland from Chicago, Volkan

Volkan Yuksel on September 14, 2008

Dear all the people who has seen the light on this picture and perhaps found it inspiring enough to share it with others or shared their thoughts with me, I thank you much for valuing. Because of you, it now has reached to be my fist picture exceeding 20000 views (20612@9/14/08). Therefore I wish to everybody that; may such "power always be with you" :) Best wishes to the part of the universe that this photo was brought to life. Volkan

Sue Allen on September 14, 2008

Wow, no wonder it has more than 2000 views. That's not something most of us would ever get to see without a skilled photographer to catch the moment for us.

Many thanks for being there and being brave enough to take the photo. Personally, I would have been under the bed!! Kind regards, Sue

Volkan Yuksel on September 15, 2008

Thank you much Sue, it is very exciting to have a photo seen more than "20 thousand" times ;) Yes, that night there was severe storm warning around Chicago and I always take it as good news for me for the obvious reason :D Best regards, Volkan

Frank Knaap on October 20, 2008

YESSS Volkan also a beauty! Great with that sky-line of Chicago.


Volkan Yuksel on October 21, 2008

Thanks much Frank, in spite of the rain washing me down, I was glad to be able to take this shot from far (unlike in yours) :) Best wishes, Volkan

AmiraDaBomb22 on October 27, 2008


SÜHEYL GÜNAYDIN on October 27, 2008

WooooooooooooooooooooooooooWWW :))

Very very High voltage :S

(((((((((((((((((NİCE SHOT)))))))))))))))

Volkan bey Kutlarim Mükemmel Fotograf.

İzmir'den selamlar

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Volkan Yuksel on October 27, 2008

Amira Da Bomb22, Thank you very much for your kind message. Best wishes, Volkan

Suheyl Ustadim, ben de sizi tebrik ederim, Izmir'den inanilmaz bir yildirim goruntusu yakalamissiniz. Fotograflariniza lightning etiketini eklemenizi oneririm. Chicago'dan sevgi ve selamlar, Volkan

Frank Knaap on October 27, 2008

Who is that A-BOMB? Volkan with its s... page? Look what it writes to mee

(I never have set the time and dat on my camera so...)

Cheers - angry-Frank (not on you)

Volkan Yuksel on October 28, 2008

Dear Frank, I don't know, may be your great shot is beyond comprehension for some folks. Best wishes, Volkan

gonzo13 on November 28, 2008

Just Stunning. How did you capture it? Sears Tower sure attracts lightnings - it's so high...

Volkan Yuksel on November 30, 2008

Dear Gonzo13, commonly used technique is to take sequences of long exposure photos during the storm with a hope that sooner or later one of the exposure would capture impressive lightning. What makes this photo remarkable to me is, I was doing the multiple exposures during the rain with no umbrella or shelter.

Thanks for your message and thanks to all for making this photo been seen 30008 times so far. It perhaps is on its way to become one of the historic photos ever captured in Chicago :) And big thanks to my Dear friend Dianne for informing me about this storm which made me get determined for taking a photo like this from it.

Best wishes, Volkan

ymmm on December 1, 2008

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