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  1. joeymas

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    how do people know when to take the shot?

    Thunder clap, fire randomly?
     
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    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.
     
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    Yeah, I don't think I'll be chasing lightening anytime soon.
     
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    i really like the red color of the road.
     
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    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 :)
     
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    Stunning capture! Great colours.
     
  9. joeymas

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    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.

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    Good story! Just think... if you didn't leave, you may have got the shot... or been the shot!
     

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