Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by eof, Sep 20, 2005.
Didn't turn out so great...
D70 w/ kit lens
What settings would work better for lighning in this situation. I tried a 6sec exposure time but I found the lightning was dulled out. I think even 1.6sec might be too long.
Yeah....I am not sure if a lower iso + higher shutter speed would be better. I am reading some lightning picture faq's and that is what they are recommending.
Like F/11 + ISO 200 + 15 to 20 sec shutter
It seems to me shorter would be better because you would have brighter lighning. But maybe I am not thinking straight. Or maybe lightning is so bright as it is that it will "burn" into the exposure no matter how long you leave the shutter open.
Yeah...it is just tough to experiment because it only lasts a few minutes most of the time. I only had like max 15 ligthning strikes to catch and I got 4 of them..=/
yeah, none of mine really turned out tonight either. i think my iso was way too high (wasn't thinking right) and even 30 second exposures weren't showing the lightning much. it also didn't help that we were so far away
What did you do to it? I played with levels, curve and USM but really wasn't happy with the results. I am still struggling with post processing though.
I made a gradient mask and played with just the top half of the image. Didn't turn out the way I wanted though, as you should know, so I ended up stacking the image on top of itself and screening the top layer, then doing another grad mask of that, so just the top part was screening through.