thunderstorm last night c&c

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    all taken with tamron 28-75 with focus set to infinity ... iso 400 ... major crops
     
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    I love shooting Storms. Check out my website under NEW PICTURES for a few shoots I have done. You posted a couple pics twice BTW.
     
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    actually they are 2 differant pics. lol .... i like the purple one, was that the color of the sky that night?
     
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    1,3,6 or my favs. Next time number your pictures. It would be helpful if you put some EXIF data up too.
     
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    How did you set up your camera to prepare for this? I want to take pics of lightening so bad but it's hard when it's sporadic. We don't get nice big bolts around here but it would be nice to catch the ones that happen!
     
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    You've got a couple of nice pics. As far as focus and/or lack of vibration, #8 is definitely the nicest. You do need to get a little more background/foreground to go with the lightning, though. Shooting lightning is just like shooting fireworks...you can get some nice, crisp captures, but what really makes a great shot is how it is framed with other subject matter.
     
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    i'm new to this so can not give advice but wanted to say i love pic 8. the way it forks out across the sky. i have not had any good electrical storms near me in many months but next time one comes i'll be sure to head straight out.
     
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    thanks for the replies, i have not been online for a while. i stood outside my job for an hour with a tamron 28-75 f2.8 at iso 400 ... these are all major crops. i have pics of the background but the framing if off cause i was holding the camera out just popping photos when the sky looked like it was about to flash and i got lucky here and there. ill post the originals later probably. a good tip is to have a tripod and a shutter release cord. that way you can frame your shot then wait for the lightning (keep in mind youll have to be out of the rain!)
     

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