The greatest show on earth (lightning)

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  1. my*

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    Finally we got a good storm. Here are a few of what I got.

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    The last one was a bit tooooo close!!!!!!
     
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    Yes, these are awesome, FEEL THE THUNDER!
     
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    Amazing! They are all great, but I really like #4. Where in AZ are you?
     
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    That's my favorite too. I'm in Tucson
     
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    amazing shots ! thats reallly hard to catch.
     
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    Crazy wild. You've captured them landing too!
     
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    wow!
     
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    Ya, #5 landed about 1/8 mile away from me. You can see it hitting the power pole. Further down the line a dransformer exploded. I was using my 16-35mm lens pulled all the way back and I still didn't get it all. That is when I decided it was time to get in the car.
     
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    Great photos! Especially #4. Can you tell us how long these exposures are? You've managed to capture pretty many thunders in your shots. I'm starting to be jealous, there have been no storms at all in my area for a month or so. I mean come in, it's summer...
     
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    I was working with a remote. Every shot had different shutter times. I would say shutter times were between 15 seconds and 45 seconds. I try to judge how long to keep the shutter open by how much lightning there is and how bright it is. You can probably keep the shutter open for almost a minute if you have no other light sources and the lightning is not that close. Then again.....if there are other light sources and the lightning is close you can close your aperture. I guess the best advice is trial and error.
     
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    Those are some of the nicest lightning photos I've ever seen! Absolutely gorgeous! I'm impressed with the detail in the lightning bolt. I've been trying to capture shots like that, but I haven't had any luck. Here in NE Ohio, there's too many trees and just enough hills that it's hard to get a wide enough view for good shots. I would be beyond proud to have shots like those in my collection.
     
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    Wow awesome shots!!!! Your right that last one looks too close!
     

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