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)
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.
An amazing shot, wish I could catch images like that, but I am so bad with a camera, good job
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.
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.
This is my best effort. Wish I could take a picture like the OP's. That is fantastic!
I actually really like this one, has it been altered or enhanced?
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)
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When you are taking photos, do you use a tripod?Photo courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net and Prozac1
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