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  1. Funky

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    well, i just got back from a little trip. drove down to eastern oregon to photograph a friends baby for easter. also got some fairly cool lightning pictures. c&c welcome :D


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    Can you explain your technique for capturing lightning?
     
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    well in this case, the temperature dropped fro 70 to 38 in an hour or so, i sat there extreamly cold with the camera on a tripod with the shutter speed set to 1 minute and the ap set to 15. any comments?
     
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    The lightning is very neat. I like how it's reflected in the water.
    Mine never turned out quite this nice. I was never able to actually catch a streak but have many blue sky pictures.

    I like the second one of the baby. Although I think it needs to be cropped a bit.
     
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    thanks :D, yeah lightning is really tricky. ill post a recropped version later
     
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    This lightning picture is very mysterious, in a good way tho. I love the perspective it gives with the reflection on the water.
     
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    wow this shot down the page, yeah the lightning picture was soo freaky to take, i love the power of nature because it makes me feel so damn small and worthless. i was in the top of a mountain on a big rock taking it, i guess the trees around me had a better chance of being struck but hearing it all around you, it was amazing. buuut what ever it takes for the final resut eh?
     
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    I'm such in agreance with you on this. There is a magnificant amount of power in storms whether that's in the form of tornados, lightning, macro bursts, hail, snow, rain, mud slides, avalanches, huricanes, or any other type that I just can't think of rigth now. That lightNing in the second one is just amazing :lol:. OK, but seriously all of these pictures are great ones. The lightning was capture very well here.
     
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    Thats not a big trick at all.... I turn the shutter speed to 400 to take fireworks so this works also good with thunders
     
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    who said anything about a big trick? shooting a thunderstorm with your shutterspeed set to 400 isnt smart at all, you would have to be taking the pictures in rappid sucsession, lightning only lasts a few tenths of a second so theres not a human on earth that can see a bolt and take a picture. fireworks are easy because they last along time.

    thanks bobly its always great to hear from another weather photographer. its a scary thing but it make you hunger for more.
     
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    great shots.

    re: the lightning - How many 1 minute exposures did it take you to finally get some lightning, or was it a constant storm of them?
     
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    took about 50 to get that, kinda sucky because my camera was really hot in the end. i had to leave because the storm was right over head and the time delay between bolt and thunder was 0 so i ran to my car and hid....
     

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