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Pictures of lightening

  1. ptosis profile image77
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    OK it wouldn't be smart to out in a electrical storm with a metal tripod. I'm only outside when the storm is VERY far away. I put the camera on a 15 second exposure. It takes a long time for my camera to process and meanwhile more strikes are being missed. ( It was a very dark and stormy night!)

    Out of 400 exposures, had about 6 strikes.
    The one below I did from inside my bedroom.
    It was right across the street and I took the window screen off.

    (That's why they call it Thunder Mountain)

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/6097538_f248.jpg

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow!  Now that's a great photo.  Congratulations!

    2. tammyswallow profile image90
      tammyswallowposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Stunning! I know how hard it is to capture. This is outstanding.

  2. ptosis profile image77
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    Thanks. Live in Sierra Vista, and during the Monsson season ( yes there is one in the desert) - there is strike after strike after strike. Tucson get hits really bad. 5k in one night and 'microburts' that take down telephone poles in seconds.

  3. dipless profile image85
    diplessposted 5 years ago

    An amazing shot, wish I could catch images like that, but I am so bad with a camera, good job smile

  4. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Cool Capture.. well done smile

  5. tammyswallow profile image90
    tammyswallowposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/6270732_f248.jpg

    1. tammyswallow profile image90
      tammyswallowposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      After many, many years of trying to capture a photo of lightning, this is the very best I could capture. This is last summer over Myrtle Beach.

      1. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        smile Yep... Just like that slippery Love thing! smile

  6. ptosis profile image77
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    Yup, that's it. I use the biggest pixal setting and then if catch something I can trim it so it looks like it's real close. Most of my shots are like that because ther is no way where the strike is going to be and have to take a picture of the whole sky.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image59
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Where were you when I was trying to find a picture of lightning for my book cover? wink

  7. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    This is my best effort. Wish I could take a picture like the OP's. That is fantastic!


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6272877_f248.jpg

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      Peelander Gallyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I actually really like this one, has it been altered or enhanced?

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry I was (shock horror) OFFLINE for a few days, and only just saw this. Thanks for liking that picture, no its not enhanced or altered, just caught some horizontal forked lightening by chance.

  8. ptosis profile image77
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    Does everybody have a tripod and huge pixal digital camera? BTW It's going to be windy. I tried to do a fast motion of moving clouds but my camera only does 30 second delay infinite stills and the tripod was moving. 

    I'm planning to use some type sand bag to hand underneath the tripod to steady it.

    I did a fast motion movie of two people taking out their boat out of the water while I was floating on the pier - surprising, it was not jerky.

    The cheapest camera that had what I wanted is the GE 5x with 15X optical zoom and 30sec, 10min, 30min time-lapse. I just wish it had a 10 sec delay for still.

    But I figured out how to speed up a regular movie using avidmux (free program)

  9. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    I call this one "Dead Leprechaun'

    http://1.asset.soup.io/asset/1060/9905_5be0.jpeg

    1. tammyswallow profile image90
      tammyswallowposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That is hilarious!

  10. ptosis profile image77
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    That is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!

  11. janusramez profile image57
    janusramezposted 5 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/6596586_f248.jpg

    lightning was having dinner in one table

 
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