My first ever lightning shots!!

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  1. Sharkbait

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    Just had a nasty little thunderstorm cell come through, and before the windows got blurred too badly, I got a couple of lightning shots! :-D As far as electrical storms go, this wasn't that great, but I'm glad I got the couple I did. Also saw some great rotation (beginnings of a tornado) in one of the clouds a couple miles away, but that doesn't come through so well on still photos unless there's an actual funnel. :?


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    Sorry for the window reflection on this one. It does make a sort of odd style of frame almost to the lightning bolt. :lol:

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    i opened up the windows when i got my lightning shots :)
     
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    dude, those are way cool! i gotta try that!
    tripod, bulb, open shutter? what iso?
    cool shots :thumbsup:
     
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    Yup yup yup. ISO 100 on these. It was still relatively light out, so I set for 5 sec exposures, then stopped down 2 stops. My remote release has a lock on it, so you can basically lock the shutter release open. I just clicked it open, so the shutter would be open for 5 sec, closed for a sec or so while it wrote to the flash card, then back open for 5 sec. Did that for about 15 or 20 minutes. Took about a hundred shots, and got these two with lightning on them. Like I said, it wasn't much of an electrical storm. :)
     
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    Awesome shots Shark! These came out great. Heh heh, looks like there's debris flying on that first one, scary!
     
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    Great capture! I love the symmetry of the first shot. The water on the lens makes for a great effect.
     
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    Awesome shots!!!!

    Carl
     

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