Lightning in a rainbow!!

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by EW1066, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. EW1066

    EW1066 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Santa Fe, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    This is the very first time I have ever witnessed this ...I was lucky enough to capture it but unfortunate enough to mess it up. I got "BUCK FEVER" and shook like a Chihuaha :x. But I had to post it. I though you guys could appreciate it. Next time I will use a tripod.

    [​IMG]


    Vince
     
  2. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    24,809
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    The Great White North
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I've never seen that combination (lightning and rainbow) either!!

    Do you think if you cropped out the house and wires it would still look okay? (ie keeping the lightning, rainbow, and most of the treetops but getting rid of the fuzzy house)
     
  3. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    37,418
    Likes Received:
    10,679
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Wow! Great capture!
     
  4. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    14,394
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Wow, that's bizarre. A buddy of mine was literally just yesterday telling me he saw the very same thing just a couple days ago.

    You don't happen to live in the Arlington, MA USA area, do you? :)

    Nice capture regardless of the unfortunate lack of the tripod. Very neat.
     
  5. EW1066

    EW1066 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Santa Fe, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for the kind words guys. I was hopping mad when I missed an earlier strike, and was lucky enough to have the camera up to my eye and ready when this one hit. The Rainbow was unbelievably vivid only minutes before. but as the sun was setting at the time it quickly faded. I was fortunate indeed. here is a picture of the rainbow before it started to fade

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Vince
     
  6. Mav

    Mav TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,457
    Likes Received:
    2
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Great stuff!
     
  7. Tha Bizness

    Tha Bizness TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I have wanted to catch lighting or rainbows for a while.

    You have got both in one frame. Cool!
     
  8. asfixiate

    asfixiate TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    817
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Near Philadelphia
    I tried to capture lightning a few weeks ago and got nowhere. Did you just shoot multi mode or got lucky when you shot it the first time?
     
  9. osirus

    osirus TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    3
    if its at night, use a trripod and a long shutter time 1-15 seconds. or bulb mode if you have it.
    the day is harder. Nd filter will help

    i was tryng to get lightning and rainbows as well last weekend

    i did get both.
    but i really wanted a closer lightning bolt
    [​IMG]
     
  10. EW1066

    EW1066 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Santa Fe, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I was in manual mode and triggered by hand. Not what I would recommend fro trying to capture such a fleeting event as lightning. The need to suddenly release the shutter resulted in a "knee jerk" sort of reaction and screwed up the picture.

    Vince
     
  11. EW1066

    EW1066 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Santa Fe, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I played with the image in Paint.NET and was able to use the rainbow, trees and house from an infocus image ang the lightning from the original. I played with the levels a little as well.

    Tell me what you think. No need to be gentle....but please know that this is the very first time I have used layers to make a composit picture.

    [​IMG]


    Vince
     
  12. eccs19

    eccs19 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Lisle Ontario Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I captured this rainbow on my P&S a few weeks ago. I framed it nicely around my friends house. I printed them out a copy of it, and they loved it.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2008

Share This Page