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big storm last night, first try with lightning

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Last night we had a big storm, so i tried my hand at photographing lightning. I think for my first try these came out pretty good.











Oh, and in that 4th one, it wasn't camera shake, it was actually a double lightning bolt. If you look at the top bolt there is only one, but the middle and bottom ones are double bolts.


And for those of you who love knowing the settings, I took them with my 5Dc with my 28-105, ISO 100, f/8-f/10 (varies per picture), 30 sec exposure, and the first image was at 48mm, and the rest at 28mm.
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post #2 of 9
Nice! We had a lighting storm as well a few days ago and I tried to capture it as well but...no dice.
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post #3 of 9
those look great considering it was your first try
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Pretty good, but it definitely needs editing!
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Looks good for a first try. Only critique I can give is cut out some of the clutter in the pictures. For lightning shots all I like to see is lightning and maybe nature (i.e. a tree or two) figure out a good spot you can stay relatively dry and set up tripod there. Cover your camera in a bag and hold a umbrella over the lens so nothing gets wet if you have to.
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Did you use any filters?
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Did you use any filters?
Nice bump of my old thread, lol.

Nope, i didn't use any filters. Why?
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post #8 of 9
I thought a week wasn't that bad

I only asked because I have seen some ND filters used to combat the sky getting blown out by the flashes and wondered if yours were w/o any filters.

Nice job though
post #9 of 9
I think these are great. I've never tried this but I will for sure be getting my camera on a tripod during my next lightning storm...if we ever get anymore weather in drought stricken Texas.

Thanks for sharing.
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