Another Lightning Shot

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  1. JLB

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    I really goofed this one up, I could have swore I changed my ISO to 100, but it was at 400. My f/stop was @ 5.6, unfortunately the lightning was the brightest of the night, so that didn't work out too well either.

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    this will probably seem like a noob question . . . but how did you know when to press the button?

    Lightning is like a fraction of a second? I couldn't even catch a car passing me the other day haha (first day of camera)
     
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    Only way to learn, is to ask questions. In manual, I set to Bulb, and used a remote switch. When I'd see a small flicker of lightning, I'd open the shutter, and start counting to 20, hoping the flicker would set off a larger bolt in that 20 seconds. Sometimes it doesn't, sometimes you get lucky.
     
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    Nice shot. Hows for this sky?

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    Thank you. That don't look too bad.
     

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