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Old 10-03-2006, 02:12 AM   #1
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It has been stormin like crazy here for the last two days. Check out the pics.










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Great timing with the pictures
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Wow... how did you capture so much lightning?
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I stood in my patio doors for about an hour and a half. I took about 60 or so pics! Needless to say it is very hard to catch lightning without a fast shutter. I did my best though most of them were too slow. It stormed like that for about 6 or so hours straight yesterday! The most I have seen in one day.
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sweet lightning pics.. looks like the lightning in the 4th one was coming right for you
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Awesome pics! We're supposed to get some storms here, potentially severe, and I ain't had much chance to play with my new camera...

Hmmm......
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Hard to get good lightning pics, as you noticed, lol. It takes time, patience, and luck.

Nice storm pics!
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Check out this bad boy. That'* ONE monster bolt:
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Can you manually set the shutter speed on your camera? If you can, set it on the slowest speed possible, mount the camera on a tripod, push the button halfway down to autofocus (shadow! ), then click a shot & hope lightning strikes. I took about 100 pictures of nothing but black sky - my shutter would stay open for about 8 seconds - but if I was lucky enough to have the shutter open and was pointed at the right part of the sky, I got things like this. Very little skill and a great amount of luck!
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Thanks for the tip. Thats a great shot. I will have to look into that. Although I only took about 60 total and got the pics shown. I only have a 10" tripod so I would need a table. LOL! Thanks for the comments everyone. I am glad to say the sun has been out all day today finally.
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Thanks for the tip. Thats a great shot. I will have to look into that. Although I only took about 60 total and got the pics shown. I only have a 10" tripod so I would need a table. LOL! Thanks for the comments everyone. I am glad to say the sun has been out all day today finally.
You don't need much of a tripod - just need something to stabilize the camera cuz the shutter'* open so long. You've got some great reaction time. I tried to click the shot when I saw the flash but the signal path from my eye to my brain to my finger must have some construction zones in it. Never could make that work. If I could figure out how to hold my shutter open longer than 8 seconds I'd have better luck capturing more flashes!
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