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    Default While everyone was sleeping...

    ...there were lots of lightning everywhere in the skies! I didn't manage to capture the nicer streaks though.



    And there's no rain; apparently it has all been blown away.

    Comments anyone?

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    nice nice
    but i think a bit over expose
    anyway where u stay sia?????
    such nice scenery
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    Beautiful!

    Would like to know the location please!

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    Streaks or not, i must say that it's a pretty good shot.

    keep shooting!
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    Mt Faber?
    I've been trying to take lightning shots, nothing like yours.
    Good stuff!

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    Nice shot man! sO lucky......

    Common tell us where is this place....

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    no nicer streaks...but it is sure a good shot.

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    great shot ... love to see the cloud formation with lightning effect
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    xlurker - great photo ! very atmospheric ! Can you share how you took that shot ?

    thanks,

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    Thanks for the comments! The photo was taken this morning(02/04).

    I was staying up so that I didn't have to wake up for a early FYP presentation; and at about 0430hrs it started getting very misty and the lightnings began.

    For a while I contemplated whether to take photos; the misty surroundings weren't too attractive(that explains the overexposed bit) but in the end I just set everything up and starting shooting. For 1/2 hr there was quite a lot of flashes and streaks, so all i did was to press the shutter and hope a nice streak came by. :P

    Shutter speed: 8 sec
    Aperture: 3.1
    ISO: 200
    Focal Length: 7.7mm

    Basically i got lucky. Interestingly enough, after I kept everything at around 5am, the mist disappeared. The wind makes the weather so fickle minded. And as for the rain, it came at dawn. Slight drizzle only though.

    So where is this place? Well, the body of water is macritchie reservoir; and that building is caldecott hill.

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    Originally posted by xlurker


    ...there were lots of lightning everywhere in the skies! I didn't manage to capture the nicer streaks though.

    Comments anyone?
    Still a good pic....

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    For 1/2 hr there was quite a lot of flashes and streaks, so all i did was to press the shutter and hope a nice streak came by. :P
    Next time try B (bulb) if your camera has this setting.

    Then use a piece of black cardboard and hold in front of the lense and remove it every time there is a lightning strike, that way you should end up with a series of lightning strikes on the 1 frame.
    Last edited by james m; 2nd April 2003 at 07:17 PM.

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    Originally posted by xlurker


    I was staying up so that I didn't have to wake up for a early FYP presentation; and at about 0430hrs it started getting very misty and the lightnings began.

    Nice. Worth the effort of staying awake at this hour..

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    Next time try B (bulb) if your camera has this setting.
    Then use a piece of blackcard board and hold in front of the lense and remove it every time there is a lightning strike, that way you should end up with a series of lightning strikes on the 1 frame.
    Good technique. Will try that for fireworks shots too.

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    Thumbs up Great shot there

    Very nice shot!!...One of those you would like to keep for life.

    Originally posted by xlurker
    Thanks for the comments! The photo was taken this morning(02/04).

    I was staying up so that I didn't have to wake up for a early FYP presentation; and at about 0430hrs it started getting very misty and the lightnings began.

    For a while I contemplated whether to take photos; the misty surroundings weren't too attractive(that explains the overexposed bit) but in the end I just set everything up and starting shooting. For 1/2 hr there was quite a lot of flashes and streaks, so all i did was to press the shutter and hope a nice streak came by. :P

    Shutter speed: 8 sec
    Aperture: 3.1
    ISO: 200
    Focal Length: 7.7mm

    Basically i got lucky. Interestingly enough, after I kept everything at around 5am, the mist disappeared. The wind makes the weather so fickle minded. And as for the rain, it came at dawn. Slight drizzle only though.

    So where is this place? Well, the body of water is macritchie reservoir; and that building is caldecott hill.

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    Originally posted by mahler
    Good technique. Will try that for fireworks shots too.
    Also use an eye piece cap to stop any stray light entering via the viewfinder...

    jimmy...

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    Originally posted by mysteriousjimmy
    Next time try B (bulb) if your camera has this setting.

    Then use a piece of blackcard board and hold in front of the lense and remove it every time there is a lightning strike, that way you should end up with a series of lightning strikes on the 1 frame.
    Good idea, but I guess i'll have to wait till i get a remote for the cam. Dun fancy keeping my fingers glued to the shutter release.

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    Simply love the colour! Congrats!

    Mysteriousjimmy's idea is definitely a much cheaper alternative to a lightning trigger!

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    Originally posted by xlurker
    ...there were lots of lightning everywhere in the skies! I didn't manage to capture the nicer streaks though.



    And there's no rain; apparently it has all been blown away.

    Comments anyone?
    wow
    this image captivated me so much that i gave it a 3rd look.

    I really like the transition from chaos to calmness.

    The top of your image displays a distinct disorder and chaos represented by the lightning streaks and cloud formations.

    The middle portion shows a cool gradient transition in between the city and the sky.

    The lower portion of your image represents the calmness of the sleeping city with the display of lights and silent traffic flow very well.

    I was first led to the bright spot at the top of the image, followed by the lightning streaks and the gradient transition gradually led me onto a smooth and calm display, showing lots of emotion.

    From anger, to peace, to calmness.

    A very good piece.
    Keep it up.

    One gripe though, the signature doesnt really suit the image well.
    Do you have one without the sig?

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    great pix! photos taken from ur house???????
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