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12-11-2008, 06:41 PM
I took these Lightning photo's on Toodyay Rd, Perth, Western Australia
12-11-2008, 06:50 PM
Those are outstanding shots. Congrats. The only way to make them better is to clone out the electric wires.
12-11-2008, 07:41 PM
Thanks for the comment. I have cloned out the electric wires for professional prints.
12-12-2008, 02:36 AM
I wish I could take a good lightning photo, these are amazing. Now I want to practice and we won't have lightning for months :/
What camera settings did you use to capture these Lukin?
12-12-2008, 07:02 AM
When I shot the thunderstorm I used a Nikon D200,a 17-55mm lens and a tripod. I set my exposure to bulb how ever the shutter was open between 12 seconds and 96 seconds depending on how often the lightning was striking.
The aperture was between F/4 and F/8 depending on the distance of the lightning.
The focus was changed to manual and set on infinity.
12-18-2008, 10:44 AM
Lukin these shots are great. I tried so hard to get lightning shots over the city the last big Storm in Perth all to no avail and a very wet camera.
Congratulations on some great photos.
12-18-2008, 12:16 PM
Well done. Nice pics.
I haven't had the chance to try any lightning shots yet.
12-18-2008, 05:32 PM
Lukin - the first one is my favorite. Is this your "specialty". You have done a very nice job of capturing lightning.
Hi Lukin - loved the shots, spectacular.
I am getting addicted to this type of photography as well. Here's one i shot a few days ago from the Northern Tropics. The strange cloud colour was because it was sunset.
1 second shot using a tripod and then an awful lot of luck
12-18-2008, 09:58 PM
Stunning shots great timing.
12-19-2008, 01:54 PM
smck - I have never seen anything like this. It almost looks like daylight and you can't tell if the sun is going to shine or if there is an impending storm.
12-20-2008, 05:03 AM
Thanks to everyone for their kind comments. Photographing sever weather and weather phenomenon would be one of my favourite subjects.
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