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07/31/2006 12:25:40 PM · #1
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Took some pics of an aproaching storm. Considering i was on the edg of the lake and there was nothing around me expept an empty parking lot and my large metal tripod. i didnt stick around when it started getting close. but it was quite the storm. rained so hard i couldnt see on my way home.
07/31/2006 12:42:24 PM · #2
Wonderful shots. Lightning shooting is quite fun.
07/31/2006 12:58:50 PM · #3
wow! Nice shots!!! I've been itching to do some of these myself, but it always seems like it's pouring down rain while the lightning is the most active. Need to wait for a good heat storm, I guess :-)
07/31/2006 01:00:56 PM · #4
Nice shots! I got a few the other day too. Lightning is cool!
07/31/2006 01:08:57 PM · #5
These are very good shots. Lightnings pics are always lovely.
07/31/2006 01:55:22 PM · #6
Originally posted by ladyhawk22:

wow! Nice shots!!! I've been itching to do some of these myself, but it always seems like it's pouring down rain while the lightning is the most active. Need to wait for a good heat storm, I guess :-)


Yeah the storm got a bit to close and i was nearly drenched when i finished packing up my gear.

it just so happened that i had enough light to use a 30 sec timer (max) on my camera. but a remote with a bulb function would be great for these kinda shots. shoot from inside the car :)
08/03/2006 11:48:59 AM · #7
Very nice pictures! I also started taking pictures of lightning last season. I can't use a normal digital camera because the lightinig strikes are mostly very close by (40 - 320 meters!), which is extreamly dangerous. So I use a camcorder, which get's left outside filming when we get lightning strikes close by.
You can find my pictures and lightning info at:
//in-myworld.i8.com
08/03/2006 12:04:07 PM · #8
Very nice shot of the lightening. Especially the first one.

Here is mine from July 26th.
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Message edited by author 2006-08-03 12:04:54.
08/06/2006 04:05:15 PM · #9
Originally posted by N8VHF:

Very nice shot of the lightening. Especially the first one.

Here is mine from July 26th.
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Originally posted by brentjh:

Very nice pictures! I also started taking pictures of lightning last season. I can't use a normal digital camera because the lightinig strikes are mostly very close by (40 - 320 meters!), which is extreamly dangerous. So I use a camcorder, which get's left outside filming when we get lightning strikes close by.
You can find my pictures and lightning info at:
//in-myworld.i8.com


Great shots from both of you above.

ive really teken to late night pictures.. long exposures.
08/06/2006 04:45:38 PM · #10
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08/06/2006 10:22:00 PM · #11
Here are mine from this month:

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I am always taking mine from my front porch for the cover it provides, but I'd honestly like to get out some time, set up with a better foreground, such as a local lake or river in the valley floor. Any ideas from anyone on how to accomplish that without sacrificing too much safety?

Message edited by author 2006-08-06 22:25:13.
08/06/2006 10:37:09 PM · #12
saftey? lol i was as good as dead if i would have stayed out there longer... nasty storm.

i dont think there is any good solutions to outside lightening photography. if you can set your camera up in your car with the window down.. i suppose that would work.
08/06/2006 10:37:54 PM · #13
Originally posted by veocon:

saftey? lol i was as good as dead if i would have stayed out there longer... nasty storm.

i dont think there is any good solutions to outside lightening photography. if you can set your camera up in your car with the window down.. i suppose that would work.


Two words: Parking Ramps!
08/07/2006 06:13:17 PM · #14
Originally posted by TooCool:

Two words: Parking Ramps!


<--- dislikes the effect of city lights. and hasnt found any parking ramps in the country,
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