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 Post subject: Sunset with lighting
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:57 am 
Hello, busy summer for me I haven't had time to post much. This is a lake that's just a few minuets away from my house. I don't shoot there much because it's crowded. These are the first shots I've ever gotten with lightning, I would do a few things differently next time, but let me know what you think!

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Went there for this, the lightning was just an added bonus
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Despite having no lightning the last one is my favorite. Great photos.


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My advice, stay indoors whilst there are ground strikes, better chance of growing old. :wink:

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Sunset and lightning - can't get any better than that! The last one is my favourite too - incredible light. Doesn't look like an HDR, but is it?

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Incredible shots!

But as sunsets usually aren't too dark... what shutter speed did you use? :D

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exif data says 3 secs


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:12 pm 
Thanks for the comments! Evolution, yes good eye that one is a 3 shot HDR. I was trying to get to a point in the lake that the houses where not part of the picture but the storm started and I didn't want to get too far from the car. I think the homes look nice in the HDR shot though.

Jiko, I wasn't really sure how to get the lightning (without a lightning trigger) so I experimented with long exposures and F22-F20. Then I put it in burst mode and held down the button on the remote trigger, until I caught some lightning with the shutter open. I think the best ones where the shortest at 3 seconds, I had some turn out ok as high as 10 seconds.

Anyone have a better method then that?


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Usually I'm trying to shoot lightning at night so it's totally dark around me - 30sec exposure at medium apertures between 5,6 and 8. ( http://simon.deobald.org/bilder/Blitz02_3gr.jpg )

But in that light... really impressive!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:54 pm 
Jiko, nice lightning shot and thanks for the compliment!


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These are all excellent shots but the first and last are superb. Great work.

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