Monsoon Storm

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  1. Unmanedpilot

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    I don't post very often here as I'm sure many of you are wondering just who I am ;) However, every so often I get some nice photos and like to share them where I know people know what their talking about. Well I'll try not to talk to much more. These were taken yesterday south of Tucson on Highway 83.



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    there's no picture showing up for me
     
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    pwn3d by the red x
     
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    These are cool! I need to try shooting lightning!

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    Ok, I see them now.

    Sweet!
     
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    Great captures! Thanks for sharing them!
     
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    Well done. Have to wonder how close you were to it tho. You know, they CAN hit you :)
     
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    How did you get them? slow shutter speed and hope you get a lightning bolt in it or fast fingers?

    Mark
     
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    sick shots, very nice!
     
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    Sorry for the Red X's, Flickr didn't want to agree with me... Photobucket is much nicer.

    I wasn't too close, maybe 10 miles? I do know they can hit me tho and I was aware. Mostly sat in my car waiting for the exposure to finish. However a few times as I got out of my car lightning struck.. and wow did I jump!

    I wish I had reflexes fast enough to take a picture of lightning however I just set a long exposure. Setting the right F stop is the challenge. The photos above are all at f/8 which I have personally found to be a good setting for lightning. Although its dark outside a small aperture is required as the lightning is easily brighter then daylight.

    Thanks for the comments!
     
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    So what was the shutter speen when taking these shots?

    Mark
     
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    Nice captures! When I've set a long exposure, I don't catch anything as good as these. Will keep trying though, after seeing what you can get!
     

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