First time with Lightning

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  1. eccs19

    eccs19 TPF Noob!

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    Had a storm heading out way last night, so I grabbed the camera and played a bit. This is the best I came up with. I know I could have done better. Anyone got any lightning capturing tips? I was going with long exposures, but not sure if that's the ideal technique or not.

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    def great first attempt!
    i would crop the **** out of that and go for a super wide cinematic crop.
    nicely done.
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I want to say Buckster either posted a thread, or commented on another lightning post with a lot of good information. The thing that jumped out at me however, was the white balance being off. Try Tungsten next time for "TEH BLUE EFF EX".
     
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    Thanks for the comments. The one thing that I wish I had done different, would have been to use a different focal length. These were with a 28mm, and I would have liked to have had a closer view. I think something in the 50+ range would have been good. (like LCARSx32 did) I think this shot was done at 10 seconds, but I did try a few 30 second shots as suggested. I wasn't sure if wide open, or closed down would have been best. I think I was a couple stops closed up from wide open.
     
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    Looks great. Just chop it so it's panorama-style and it would be terrific. There's just a lot of black space.
     
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    i wish i had a cool name for my camera :/

    - i like this picture but i would crop it, take some off the top and some off the bottom.
     

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