Night Storm

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  1. Maxx RS4

    Maxx RS4 TPF Noob!

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    I took these tonight as the electric storm was passing. It was my first ever attempt at capturing lightning. Not too bad I suppose.

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  2. LaFoto

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    Not bad at all!!!
    Look how the lightning lights up the clouds from within! Wow. That, to me, is the nicest aspect of these photos!
     
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    These photos are awesome! Where were they taken?
     
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    Very nice!! I like #1 the est the way it illuminates the clouds.
     
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    they're pretty good, i've never been able to get lighting shots like that (suppose i havent really tried much either...) the only criticism i have , is that it looks like you may have moved the camera a little in them.. the landscape looks a tad blurry and the lights are smeared a bit. other than that, try to keep a low ISO if you didnt, and keep shooting, i like them a lot
     
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    Iso was at 50. It was really windy so thats why the trees in the bottom are blurred. The lights are just blown out from the long exposures.

    Thanks for all the props though, I wanna do it again as soon as it storms again!
     
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    Take this with a grain of salt since I don't really know much about photography, but I really like the first photo. The fact that you actual caught the lightning in the photo is impressive to me.
     
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    Wow, nice work. I have never been in the right place at the right time for these. :(
     
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    HOly crap freaking cool.

    that first one is awesome, I love storm photos.
     
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    They were taken over the bayfront of Presque Isle, PA.
     
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    I dig them! I am not brave enough to go outside when it storms, besides, I have 173 pound dog in my lap whenever it thunders!
     
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    Best thing i've heard to do to capture lightning is to set the shutter speed to bulb. it's going to be dark anyhow, so you won't over expose anything. and just close the shutter after some lightning strikes. but i'll leave that for the brave. me+lightning= indoors away from windows.
    And nice job!
     

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