Lightning

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  1. Lars Leber

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    Finally, I was able to get some good lightning photos this year ..

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    I took this one just a few minutes earlier ..

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    Both the lightning shots are fantastic, the intensity of the second shot is awsome.:mrgreen::mrgreen:

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    did you just use bulb with a high fstop on a tripod? Open, wait, and then close the shutter after the bolt?
    sick shots BTW
     
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    Thank you. :)

    I used ISO200, f/8 (or maybe f/5.6) and 5-second exposures most of the time. I was actually pretty lazy .. set my camera to continuous mode and locked the shutter button on my remote so that the camera does all the work. :mrgreen:
     
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    Great shots, is the last one an HDR pic?

    Shame we don't get many storms over here, I'd love to photograph lightening.

    I especially like the 2nd picture, the lightening fork looks as if it's hitting that house in the background!
     
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    damn those are some great shots, i love the first one!
     
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    great shots :thumbup:
    Lightning rocks :)
     
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    You, sir, are amazing... :D

    I'm a sucker for lightning shots, I've got two of my own now, too. I wish they were as nice as these though. We haven't had any rain at all for about 2 weeks now...
     
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    Good catch(es) Lars. I've had much luck with ISO 100 @ f/16 and 30 second shutter.

    Leaves the window of opportunity open longer, albeit a night time exposure. But multiple lightning strikes on a single frame are impressive.
     

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