A&P a little lightning

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  1. redna

    redna New Member

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    chased down some lightning tonight. This is the best i could get because the storm was running away pretty quick.

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    nice :)
     
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    How could one capture a great shot like the one above? Slow shutter speed fast speed? How?
     
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    What is an awesome shot. :eek3:

    Do tell your settings. I assume you used a Tripod.
     
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    Tripod, long exposure (> 5 seconds), and luck. Sometimes you can get pretty good at guessing when the next burst will be close if you pay attention to the typical timing of strikes.

    Either that or you can invest in a lightning trigger but shooting costs you nothing on a digital so you might as well fill the card and throw the crap ones away at the end of the night.
     
  6. redna

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    Here are the settings:

    Model : NIKON D70
    ExposureTime : 30.00Sec
    FNumber : F4.5
    ExposureProgram : Manual
    DateTimeOriginal : 2004:07:18 22:42:12
    ExposureBiasValue : EV0.0
    MaxApertureValue : F4.3
    MeteringMode : Division
    LightSource : Unidentified
    Flash : Not fire
    FocalLength : 40.00(mm)


    The fstop was too low on this one, thus the slight over exposure but there wasnt that many bolts going on and i was in the middle of nowhere so i needed the camera a little more sensative to light. Generally i use Bulb and ~f14 and it works great.

    Here's one from 2 nights ago using those settings:

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