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First off I would like to point out that this selfy is NOT photoshopped (yes, there was some minor editing in Lightroom, but not what you might think). The lightning and rain were faked IN CAMERA. The lightning is a real reflection of a string of pipe cleaner that I bent into the shape of a bolt and illuminated just off camera with a strobe. The water is from a spray bottle I was holding with one hand while I operated a camera remote with the other.

I think this is the photo that I'm most proud of, to date. :-)

It was shot for Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt over on Google Plus - the category was "Reflection" (it won a first place).

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