first lightning pics

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  1. Redwing24

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    kinda in a rush to get the horizon down, but lighting was drilling all over the place. I didn't have time to bulb it, so I used 30sec shutter with my tokina 11-16mm on d90. Wish most of the lighting was hitting the ground but seemed to stay up in the clouds. comments welcome


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    I like em both, the 1st looks like that water tower is just getn hammered. So how did you do these other than with a 30sec exposure? just raise the apperature all the way up and was it hell dark or what? any pointers would be great.
     
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    these are awesome! capturing lightening is rare :) very cool!!
     
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    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I got some info on your shots, I hope you dont mind. ; )

    First Shot:
    11mm
    F/6.3
    30s
    ISO200

    Second Shot:
    16mm
    F/6.3
    30s
    ISO200

    I like them both. The first could use some straightening, second could lose the lights aroung the bottom. Nice captures, though!

    Mark
     
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    my apt was set at 6.3, my iso was 200, and it was very dark. I just pointed the camera in one direction and shot. But what was my luck lighting was hitting after my shutter hit. The I would move the camera and then I would miss some good ones. There was a couple time I had to head for cover because they where hitting too close for my comfort. But love to take some more.
     
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    you beat me too it. haha. I was in a hurry to get out and get some pics, so forgot the flashlight to get my tripod level, but it was a small price to pay.
     
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    rare? really? 15 million results:

    lightning - Google Search
     

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