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    16 seconds, F8.

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    16 secs exposure... that's really a long exposure. Makes it easier to catch lightning, but IMO, a bit too long... why not try between 2 to 5 seconds instead with f2.8 to f5.6.

    16 secs would cause other lighted objects in the picture to be over exposed.

    Did you remove the colour? It looks very black and white.


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    Originally posted by dbchoong
    16 secs exposure... that's really a long exposure. Makes it easier to catch lightning, but IMO, a bit too long... why not try between 2 to 5 seconds instead with f2.8 to f5.6.

    16 secs would cause other lighted objects in the picture to be over exposed.

    Did you remove the colour? It looks very black and white.


    2-5 seconds would mean I have to take more shots and have less chance of catching lightning. I did not remove colour. I just applied gaussian blur to remove noise.

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    If you're using a digicam, taking more photos costs nothing...


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    Originally posted by dbchoong
    If you're using a digicam, taking more photos costs nothing...

    I was just being lazy. I was sorta multi tasking at the time. So I chose longer exposures. The lightning was not that frequent so there was a better chance of catching them with longer exposures.

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    Originally posted by maddog


    I was just being lazy. I was sorta multi tasking at the time. So I chose longer exposures. The lightning was not that frequent so there was a better chance of catching them with longer exposures.
    multi-tasking?? what else u doing huh ???....

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    Originally posted by shaann


    multi-tasking?? what else u doing huh ???....
    for me to know, for everyone else to imagine.

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    *ahem ahem*

    Originally posted by maddog


    for me to know, for everyone else to imagine.

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    But every 16 secs, you gotta come out to release the shutter...



    Originally posted by maddog


    for me to know, for everyone else to imagine.

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    Originally posted by dbchoong
    16 secs exposure... that's really a long exposure. Makes it easier to catch lightning, but IMO, a bit too long... why not try between 2 to 5 seconds instead with f2.8 to f5.6.

    16 secs would cause other lighted objects in the picture to be over exposed.

    I find that in this particular shot, 16 seconds did not over-expose anything coz there were no lighted objects in the frame. So it turned out rather well.

    Framing of the lightning is quite good and the photographer is lucky coz the it just so happened to strike at the side/close to the edge of the shot but not too far off.

    Just my opinion.

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    Originally posted by dbchoong
    But every 16 secs, you gotta come out to release the shutter...



    Better than every 2-5 secs right?

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    I would have done like him too. Lightning is something you can't predict where and when it happens so it is better to have longer exposure to catch it rather than try short exposure and might miss it between clicks.

    Just my 2 cents worth


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    You lazy fellas! You must keep trying and trying....

    See some of my lightning pics here: Click me!


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    Originally posted by dbchoong
    You lazy fellas! You must keep trying and trying....

    See some of my lightning pics here: Click me!

    Wah .. quite good. How many shots you tried to get these?
    Where's this location? Singapore?

    My place don't have so frequent lightning and I don't have that wide a view so I don't find it feasible to try lightning shots.

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    Not too many shots.. maybe 10 or so to get one ok picture.

    First pic: Sin Ming Ave (Ai Tong Primary school in the foreground)


    The rest of the pics: Bishan


    If you were to take these photos with 16 secs exposure, all the lights from the buildings will be over-exposed.

    The pics here are shot between 2.5 to 3.2 secs exposure with f2.8 to f5.6. All not shot at same time. First one in April, 2 of them in Sep, and the last one was just last week.



    Originally posted by fred2


    Wah .. quite good. How many shots you tried to get these?
    Where's this location? Singapore?

    My place don't have so frequent lightning and I don't have that wide a view so I don't find it feasible to try lightning shots.
    Last edited by dbchoong; 11th January 2003 at 09:47 PM.

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    Wow, great pictures.

    Maybe this little gadget will help the lazy ones.

    http://www.lightningtrigger.com/


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