Daily lightning Thread.

Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by KYCruiseCrazy, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. KYCruiseCrazy

    KYCruiseCrazy <font color=blue>I'll be drooling and dreaming<br>

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    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.
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    Here is a second one.
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    This one showed up better then I thought.
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    And here are a few more.
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    What do you have to share? I hope you like what I did.

    Thanks,
    John:hippie:
     
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  3. Experiment_626

    Experiment_626 Stealth Geek

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    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
     
  4. ChiSoxKeith

    ChiSoxKeith DIS Veteran

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    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.
     
  5. pointandshoot

    pointandshoot DIS Veteran

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    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

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  6. KYCruiseCrazy

    KYCruiseCrazy <font color=blue>I'll be drooling and dreaming<br>

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    Here are 2 more I almost forgot.

    This was a lucky shot.
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    This is what I think is my best so far.:hippie:
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    Thanks everyone!!

    John :hippie:
     
  7. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk DIS Veteran

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    Great shots! And very timely! :thumbsup2
     
  8. Daisy14'sDH

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    Beautiful! I haven't had a chance yet this season, but captured some last year, I'll dig them out later!
     
  9. tlcmommyx4

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    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!
     
  10. KYCruiseCrazy

    KYCruiseCrazy <font color=blue>I'll be drooling and dreaming<br>

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    Any photo's in the past will work to. Let's see what you have.

    Thank you everyone for any posts.



    Thanks,

    John:hippie:
     
  11. 10dedfish

    10dedfish XBOX: Mattisamus

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    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
     
  12. alloyd1170

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    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.
     
  13. KYCruiseCrazy

    KYCruiseCrazy <font color=blue>I'll be drooling and dreaming<br>

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    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.

    Practice Practice Practice.:idea:

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

    Thanks again,

    John:hippie:
     
  14. gruZ

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    Here's one of mine from a year or so ago:
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  15. tlcmommyx4

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    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!
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  16. KYCruiseCrazy

    KYCruiseCrazy <font color=blue>I'll be drooling and dreaming<br>

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    Nice!!

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

    KYCruiseCrazy <font color=blue>I'll be drooling and dreaming<br>

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    Can't wait to see more!!
     
  18. KYCruiseCrazy

    KYCruiseCrazy <font color=blue>I'll be drooling and dreaming<br>

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    any others?
     
  19. Bdawg

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    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:
     
  20. dbenlee

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    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.
     
  21. pointandshoot

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    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
     

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