1st Lightning pic

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  1. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Taken from my back door a few minutes ago, F4.5, 15 seconds, ISO 100 with a 28mm Tamron lens set to infinity on a Canon 10D.

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    Cool! Difficult subject. I've never caught lightning on film yet.
     
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    great capture! but might i suggest..? you seem a little bit close, there, and that makes me nervous....but its really a good shot of the fingers of the lightning....very cool....
     
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    electric! hah.

    very nice! i've never tried that before. youve done it well.
     
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    sweet
     
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    I'm so jealous Sid. They keep telling us we're going to have a thunderstorm up here but I haven't seen one yet.

    Great shot and it's kinda cool how it followed the rule of thirds by itself. :D
     
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    That's awsome!!! Very hard subject indeed, this is somthing I have allways wanted to do, I have tried once before with no success. Nice capture, thanks for sharing it.
     
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    Hi April,
    Didn't have too much say in how close I was, just lucky that it hit when the shutter was open.
    Thanks for the kind words folks, never saw a decent electric storm during 25 years in California.
    While looking through some of the other pics I took that night I found a cloud to cloud strike:

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    very nice! you are lucky! I'm waiting for a lightning for about 8 months now :)
     
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    very nice!
    I heard there was a lightning storm here at my house last night.... but I slept through it.... :lmao:
     
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    Thats a great pic! Congrats! I had my 1st attempt at lightning photos last weekend. I didn't get set up until the end of the storm though. I stood there for forever waiting for a lightning bolt, and when one finally came it was so big that it startled me and my finger came off the shutter release. I only got like a third of the bolt, and most of that was hidden by tree branches! :grumpy: After that there was only one more bolt and it wasn't very interesting.

    Good Job to you though!

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    for your first ligthning pics... You got a verry nice result!!

    Congrats!
     

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