I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. spiralout

    spiralout TPF Noob!

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    *dances insane monkey dance* I finally captured lightning!!!! Woohoo! Sorry guys, I know I've already posted multiple times today, but this absolutely could NOT wait. :p I sat on top of a parking garage for well over 50 minutes before I finally got a decent lightning shot. I know, there's nothing exciting other than the lightning, but I'm proud of it. :mrgreen:

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  2. JonMikal

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    you have premission to post as many images as you'd like if they look this awesome! ;)
     
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    Nice shot. Love the detail and the exposure. I was excited from my first decent lightning shot, too.
     
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    Wow!!! Amazing shot... I don't know what else to say.
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You have all reason to be wanting to show us this one right away: it is awesome. I have NEVER so far managed to capture lightning. (Not that I have tried much, either, plus we get only few electrical storms). But if I were you, I have done as much a happy dance as you did! Congratulations!
     
  6. spiralout

    spiralout TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Jon and everyone else! I played with settings almost the entire time I was up there and I really learned a ton. Man, the feeling when you see a huge flash of lightning during your exposure, when you know you captured it perfectly... exhilarating! There are a couple other spots in Houston that I know of that are even better than this one during a lightning storm; I'm definitely going to hit those up soon.
     
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    A most excellent capture. Good detail in the building and the lighting strike, without blowing out the highlights in any of it. Just remember, when the lighting is so bright that you can't shut your fstop down any more.... it's too darn close. :D

    Mike
     
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    Brilliant, man !!!
    The wait definitely paid off - great exposure too.
     
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    PERFECT shot... definitely worth the time you spend on that garage. Really really nice.
     
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    Yeah - I hate saying "great shot", it's a bit lame..... but.... great shot! Looks like it was a biggie as well.

    Rob
     
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    What were your Camera/Settings for this shot?





    -iSellJerseyShore
     
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    Nikon D70 w/ 18-70mm lens @18mm
    ISO 200
    13 seconds @f/5 with 2-stop ND filter

    It took me a while to get it just right. ;)
     

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