First time: Lightning Shots

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  1. VegasS2k

    VegasS2k TPF Noob!

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    well since i live in vegas i dont get to have much experiance with this.. but i took some shots tonight of some lighting let me know what you think.
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    They are pretty good :)

    Only advice I would have is to set up a clear shot between you and the horizon. That pole in the middle spoils it all quite a bit.
     
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    I agree. If it wasn't for that pole, all the shots would be pretty good, the first one inparticular.
     
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    very nice
     
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    lightning happens in like a second.....

    how do u guys catch it?
     
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    I'm giving this thread a bump, because I was wondering the exact same thing.
     
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    I believe you point the camera in the general direction of where you think it will show up, and then open the aperature for extended periods of time... 10s+, and just keep doing that over and over again until you catch it.

    I say this as I'm about to pack up my stuff and head out to capture the incoming storm. :)
     
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    Ahh, of course!

    Thank you! :hail: I'll have to give it a try now.
     
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    no problem... good luck!

    oh, one more thing... manual focus to infinity... don't AF.
     
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    I would really like the shots, but the light pole is killing them.
     
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    wow, those shots are absolutely unbelievable! I actually got a good shot of lightning when I was down in Vegas. Who would have thought...
     
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    Photoshop it bro. Clone and healing tools should easily get those poles out of the way.

    Here is the first one :)

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