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KYCruiseCrazy
04-27-2011, 03:12 PM
Ok, I can't find anything on the DIS, I have been looking. Well, since we have had lots of storms in the Ky area, I thought I would show off some of the photo's I caught on film.

I hope you enjoy then and post some of your own.

Here are a few from last nights storms.



This was my first lightning I caught on film.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/kycruisecrazy40047/45c4fb56.jpg

Here is a second one.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/kycruisecrazy40047/0d04ea89.jpg

This one showed up better then I thought.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/kycruisecrazy40047/decceb88.jpg

And here are a few more.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/kycruisecrazy40047/153b90be.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/kycruisecrazy40047/5a1c9f33.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/kycruisecrazy40047/a89a8cda.jpg

What do you have to share? I hope you like what I did.

Thanks,
John:hippie:

Experiment_626
04-27-2011, 03:33 PM
Cool shots!

I hate to sound pedantic, but it's "lightning." Not "lightening." The latter is what happens when you dodge a photo ... sorry! :goodvibes

I wonder if you could catch multiple cloud-to-ground lightning strikes (in a more-active-than-average storm) using n ND filter ... it works for Wishes! I'm waiting for an opportunity to try this idea.

Scott

ChiSoxKeith
04-27-2011, 03:36 PM
Cool idea for a new thread. Haven't tried taking lightning shots but I will have to grab my camera next time a thunderstorm approaches.

pointandshoot
04-27-2011, 03:43 PM
Funny you started this. I was just out last night shooting lightning. This is from the point at Cape Hatteras. I am heading back out tonight and tomorrow given the large scale storm action I am getting here.

I did not have very much in processing tools with me since I am on vacation. I plan to clean these up when I get home.

Chuck

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5141/5659899645_72735a0e32_b.jpg

KYCruiseCrazy
04-27-2011, 04:56 PM
Here are 2 more I almost forgot.

This was a lucky shot.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/kycruisecrazy40047/143a356b.jpg



This is what I think is my best so far.:hippie:
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/kycruisecrazy40047/aecc3e91.jpg



Thanks everyone!!

John :hippie:

mom2rtk
04-27-2011, 05:00 PM
Great shots! And very timely! :thumbsup2

Daisy14'sDH
04-27-2011, 05:14 PM
Beautiful! I haven't had a chance yet this season, but captured some last year, I'll dig them out later!

tlcmommyx4
04-28-2011, 01:48 PM
Very nice! This is something that I hope to capture this summer. I got one shot last summer and it wasen't worth posting. Have fun and be safe!

KYCruiseCrazy
04-28-2011, 01:52 PM
Any photo's in the past will work to. Let's see what you have.

Thank you everyone for any posts.



Thanks,

John:hippie:

10dedfish
04-29-2011, 06:58 AM
What settings was everyone using when shooting the lightening? I was thinking you want a little longer exposure due to the darkness, but you didnt want to blow out the lightening anymore than it already is. I have a few taking from an airplane trip late last year, but they are nothing spectacular. I will post them when I can figure out why photobucket is letting me log in. :headache:

Matt

alloyd1170
04-29-2011, 09:28 AM
First, be safe. It can stike 15 miles from the cloud. You will need a tripod and a shutter release cable (or wireless version). Any vibration will cause the shot to be blurry. I believe they also sell a lightning trigger (but it's $$$$) that senses lighnting and does the hard work for you. Set your camera to the B (Bulb) setting. Start with a f/8 setting. When you see a bolt of lightning, press and hold the shutter release. Wait for a second strike while still holding the button, wait a few seconds, then let it go. Might take a few tries.

KYCruiseCrazy
04-29-2011, 12:33 PM
What settings was everyone using when shooting the lightening? I was thinking you want a little longer exposure due to the darkness, but you didnt want to blow out the lightening anymore than it already is. I have a few taking from an airplane trip late last year, but they are nothing spectacular. I will post them when I can figure out why photobucket is letting me log in. :headache:

Matt

Long exposure (3-10 secs) set on a 10 picture in a row setting while on a tripod from my back porch. i've caught on bolt while on a 30 sec exposure.

First, be safe. It can stike 15 miles from the cloud. You will need a tripod and a shutter release cable (or wireless version). Any vibration will cause the shot to be blurry. I believe they also sell a lightning trigger (but it's $$$$) that senses lighnting and does the hard work for you. Set your camera to the B (Bulb) setting. Start with a f/8 setting. When you see a bolt of lightning, press and hold the shutter release. Wait for a second strike while still holding the button, wait a few seconds, then let it go. Might take a few tries.

Practice Practice Practice.:idea:

I'll be waiting for others to show what you have got on film.

Thanks again,

John:hippie:

gruZ
04-29-2011, 12:45 PM
Here's one of mine from a year or so ago:
http://www.brickstreetphotos.com/photos/573923174_mQzRA-L.jpg

tlcmommyx4
04-29-2011, 05:22 PM
Sorry this shot is so bad, but it is the only one I captured all of last year. I hope to get some better ones this spring!
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll189/tlcmommyx4/Hunt/Hunt-013-2.jpg

KYCruiseCrazy
04-29-2011, 07:13 PM
Here's one of mine from a year or so ago:
http://www.brickstreetphotos.com/photos/573923174_mQzRA-L.jpg

Nice!!

Sorry this shot is so bad, but it is the only one I captured all of last year. I hope to get some better ones this spring!
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll189/tlcmommyx4/Hunt/Hunt-013-2.jpg

Can't get'em all. Good try!!

KYCruiseCrazy
04-29-2011, 07:14 PM
Funny you started this. I was just out last night shooting lightning. This is from the point at Cape Hatteras. I am heading back out tonight and tomorrow given the large scale storm action I am getting here.

I did not have very much in processing tools with me since I am on vacation. I plan to clean these up when I get home.

Chuck

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5141/5659899645_72735a0e32_b.jpg

Can't wait to see more!!

KYCruiseCrazy
05-01-2011, 08:47 AM
any others?

Bdawg
05-02-2011, 08:23 AM
I have been wanting to get some of these pics also. Here in Florida it shouldn't be too dificult to get some good shots. I have checked the forecast for this week and it looks like no dice for a while... but that means more time for pics at the parks :cool1:

dbenlee
05-02-2011, 09:59 AM
Wow, these are some great pictures. I have been wanting to try this, now I feel more motivated if we ever get any storms down here in southeast Texas.

pointandshoot
05-02-2011, 12:14 PM
Finally home. I plan to clean up and process a few more tonight.

Nature is unpredictable. I got more strobe flashes than bolts as the next set of storms passed. Ended up being chased by high wind, rain, and sand blowing into my truck. Truck started to shake as 40mph gusts rolled in with the cell. Right after that, the bolts started but I was inside cleaning sand off my gear. Yikes.

Chuck

pointandshoot
05-02-2011, 07:18 PM
Repost and one new one.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5102/5682136596_057130e04d_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5682138188_c02dbe6209_b.jpg

10dedfish
05-04-2011, 06:10 AM
Here are a few I took from a regional jet. Nothing awe inspiring, but a very different view from the way you normally see strobe lightning.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s185/mattnshy/landscapes/IMG_9751.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s185/mattnshy/landscapes/IMG_9746.jpg

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s185/mattnshy/landscapes/IMG_9735.jpg

Like I said, nothing amazing...

Matt

KYCruiseCrazy
05-05-2011, 05:28 PM
Nice. Getting them while flying isn't easy.