Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by joeymas, Dec 2, 2008.
how do people know when to take the shot?
Thunder clap, fire randomly?
Basically... by using long exposures
but if you want a very detailed "how to" i would suggest checking out this web page to learn how to.
He is correct, I used 3 second exposures and counted time between strikes. The rest is luck. You have to catch the storm coming in from far away and have a landscape that is friendly enough to make a good picture.
Yeah, I don't think I'll be chasing lightening anytime soon.
i really like the red color of the road.
Nice shot! And thanks for the link, Nurf. I've tried lightening just once and got some really good "blank" shots -- Don't have time to study the site, so I booked marked it
Stunning capture! Great colours.
Funny Story. I am out on the beach and a storm is rolling in off of the ocean. Not 100 yards from me a bolt strikes the water. Close enough that I jumped and fell.
A police truck rolls up behind me and the cop says "close enough?" I was like "Yeah man" He then says "Do you think it is time to leave yet?"
I looked back and said... "Not yet, I missed the shot!"
Kidding aside, he escorted me from the beach with a wave of his thumb.
Good story! Just think... if you didn't leave, you may have got the shot... or been the shot!
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