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  1. my*

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    ...... WOW
    Thats some POWER going on there.

    I was about to ask if you had a trigger for the camera,
    but I see you were using 15 second exposures.
    I did this once with a Canon A95, I had, less than thrilling results.
    Have been wanting to try it again, but there hasnt been any good storms in a while.

    Great job, they look awesome.
    ~John
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    great series
     
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    Awesome set! How on earth do you get shots like this? I'd love to try shooting some lightning storms, but can't seem to figure out the timing and settings!
     
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    Well there are three ways that I know of...

    1. Set the camera on a long exposure (8 to 30 seconds should be enough)
    2. Buy a trigger specially designed for lightning that detects when it hits and triggers the shutter.
    3. lightning has a rather normal rate at which it flashes. You can usually get rather good shots from taking the average amount of time between flashes and take pictures according to the "flash rate".
     
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    And by the way My*, I really like these shots. That last one doesn't look like it was that far away from you.
     
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    Thumbs up from me...overexposed on some of the strikes, but who cares?!! Really nice!
     
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    great shots...love #2 the best....i never heard of a lightening trigger...COOL
     
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    ...hmm i really like these, but every time i try to get lightining with a long exposure i extreamly blown out everything.
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh my GOD!
    That last one looks soooo powerful and strong and CLOSE ... I'm glad you're still around to tell your story and show your pics!

    So far I have NEVER managed to photograph lightning ever at all.
    But we don't get very many electrical storms here, and if there ever is one, we get about five flashes of lightning and then it has passed.

    (Too bad that one of those hit the thatched roof of a historical building in the next town from here last summer ... many historical things stored in it went down with it after that ... :()
     

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