Lightning

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  1. mustang6tee8

    mustang6tee8 TPF Noob!

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    Took these last night.

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    mwcfarms No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What were your settings for these. I was taking pictures tonight and mine were much brighter. I suppose I could just underexpose but curious as to proper technique.
     
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    That middle shot is pretty cool. :thumbup:

    mwc: Not sure about above but the times Ive shot lightning Im usually around f11-f16 depending on ambient light, ISO 200 and 20-30 sec. exposure depending on frequency of strikes.
     
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    Nice captures! I too like the second shot the best...shows some nice clouds in the light!
     
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    Yup thats what I had my settings at too, maybe it is just because mine where taken before it was fully dark. Sun had set about 45 min to an hour before. Mine almost look like they were taken on an overcast day. Will try again sometime when it storms.
     
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    I took them between f3.5 and f5, 18-30mm (used my 18-55 kit lens with D60), with 3 second exposures. My crap tripod is falling apart, I need a new one- that's why I didn't take longer exposures.

    The middle pic is definitely my favorite too! While the lightning bolts aren't as visible as I'd liked them to be, the clouds make up for it very well.
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Could your sensor be VERY dirty (Photo 1!!!) - in other words :)blushing: ) "as dirty as mine" ???

    And yes. 2 is easily the best here.
     
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    The sensor was probably dirty. It was misting a little (then turned to rain) so that contributed too. I need a poster of #2 :D
     
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    Yeah agree with everyone the second is really nice!
     
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    Lighting is a deliberate application of light and it is a clear picture in photography. One of the hardest things to get the right to photograph is the lighting. Too much light, too little light, or a combination of both can ruin an otherwise perfect picture by lighting.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    The second shot looks pretty cool. I wish you had some type of larger, more dominant foreground object though...the sky has some cool clouds,and I like the dark purple hues.
     

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