I had quite a trip last night!

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  1. BoblyBill

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    I left at 5:00pm from TX to make the long drive to CO. About 2:30am I was getting a little drousy and it was lightning!!!! I shot for about an hour total just in fastination of the lightning. It a little scary cause when it would flash, it would flash all across the sky and the power lines above me would hum, interesting.

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    I like the last two the most. You do anything to -not- get struck while you shoot this stuff?
     
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    Blooming marvellous shots!
    Its always amazing to see the skies a-blaze with lightning.
    now go get a wide angle lens so we can see the whole sky ;) :)
     
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    Nah, Being safe is lame, :D. but in all seriousness though... There really isn't anything one could do. Lightning can hit anything at any time. I've seen it hit houses when there is a very tall radio tower just a half a mile away.

    Thanks it WAS a wide angle. I might have to get a fishy to get the whole sky. All these were shot with my 17-40mm L at 17mm. I'm planning on getting a 10-22 and a sigma 10mm fishy.
     
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    Wow 3-5 are some of my favorite lightning shots I've ever seen.
     
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    Wow great shots! I know what I'll be doing with my 11-16/2.8 on a pod the next time we've got lighting! :)
     
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    I like 4&5 due to the fact you can see the landscape. The others are a tad dark but, I uderstand that the light fars off quickly in storms.
     
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    Thats so unfair, you always get storm shots!!!! Irish weather sucks! Bring on the lightning!!!!!
     
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    Well Renair... You do live in Ireland so there has to be a trade off... I get the weather, you get the pretty landscapes... It's only fair.
     
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    Ok, I'll grant you that...... :)
     
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    I love the darkness of #1 :) And #3 is amazing; it's like it planned a certain pattern on the sky!

    Great shots!!
     
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    Thanks everyone. It was fun to out there.
     

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