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  1. bigalbest

    bigalbest TPF Noob!

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    Had some lightning tonight and I couldn't resist.

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    Cool.
     
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    really cool, i think that the flash isnt so good for this photo tho...
     
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    Is that real? Usually people use a long exposure time to capture lightening. If it is real, congrats on the timing! :)
     
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    I was actually thinking of adding more light next time. I've tried with no flash and a lot of the pictures look less interesting to me.
     
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    What is real? What is fake? The timing was simple, I used a locking shutter release and waited for lightning to strike early in the exposure (11 seconds @ 6.3 ISO 400), and then jumped in the air with a Pocket Wizard in my hand. I triggered an sb600 camera left during the jump and walked back to the camera to unlock the shutter. The flash enabled me to freeze the jump motion and only expose my image for a fraction of a second. It did take a lot of tries to get it just right and I still feel like I can do better next time.
     
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    those are funny...(I can just picture the look on your wife's face if she came out and saw you doing that)

    but looking at that lightning strikes on the 1st and especially the 2nd, I would love to see those closer up and with the distracting kids' toys framed out. (looks like my backyard, lol - we have that same red car)

    Do you have any shots zoomed in on just the lightning?
     
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    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think they're cool. Very original. :thumbup:

    Tho it's probably not a good idea to go bouncing around in a storm :bouncy:
     

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