Lightning


simpleliving

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First try at shooting lightning....must say needs alot of patience and luck !
C&C welcomed !!

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jeffchanjj

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First try at shooting lightning....must say needs alot of patience and luck !
C&C welcomed !!

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cool:thumbsup:
mind if you share the settings?
i tried several times before too but no success (noobie here) :sweat:
(my shutter speed was a few seconds and although the lightning did show up during the few seconds it dint show up in my photo):(
 

simpleliving

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cool:thumbsup:
mind if you share the settings?
i tried several times before too but no success (noobie here) :sweat:
(my shutter speed was a few seconds and although the lightning did show up during the few seconds it dint show up in my photo):(
hi jeff, i used bulb mode with F8.0. Timed myself for about 15 seconds each shot. Shoot about 3 - 4 times before i managed to get this. After which I tried another 3 times but failed.
You tried at night or during other timing ?
 

emlee

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hi jeff, i used bulb mode with F8.0. Timed myself for about 15 seconds each shot. Shoot about 3 - 4 times before i managed to get this. After which I tried another 3 times but failed.
You tried at night or during other timing ?
you are quite lucky. I tried taking 20++ shots, each time about 10 secs. The lightning always eludes me. It always strike in between my shots... sigh. nice one you have.
 

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I love it!

However, IMO, I would crop out the bottom area of the image.

The lightning is stunning!

Nice capture.

EDIT: Btw, don't mind could you share where you took this shot from? TIA :)
 

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simpleliving

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you are quite lucky. I tried taking 20++ shots, each time about 10 secs. The lightning always eludes me. It always strike in between my shots... sigh. nice one you have.
beginner's luck ? lol

Nice ..

Must say .. so far no luck for me :cry:
thanks !

I love it!

However, IMO, I would crop out the bottom area of the image.

The lightning is stunning!

Nice capture.
thanks ! was considering to crop out the bottom area, will try and see how it looks.
I took this in my house at punggol.
 

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hi jeff, i used bulb mode with F8.0. Timed myself for about 15 seconds each shot. Shoot about 3 - 4 times before i managed to get this. After which I tried another 3 times but failed.
You tried at night or during other timing ?
Night time...
My guess is my photo was underexposed and the lightning strike too far so mayb thats why cant see on the photo :sweat:
Argh I shall perserve and try again when i see lightning :bsmilie:
Anyway thanks for your input
 

Treetrunk

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Good timing. Must try 4D this weekend.:bsmilie:
 

kuantoh

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Nice capture buttie. Go for a pano crop. Crop the top off and leave the bottom untouched. Bring up the shadows in the clouds and skies and adjust a bit of saturation. :thumbsup:
 

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Nice capture!
 

simpleliving

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I love it!
However, IMO, I would crop out the bottom area of the image.
The lightning is stunning!
Nice capture.

Nice capture buttie. Go for a pano crop. Crop the top off and leave the bottom untouched. Bring up the shadows in the clouds and skies and adjust a bit of saturation. :thumbsup:
Given the two option, i tried a top crop and bottom crop.
Which is better ?

Top crop: more 'dramatic' ?


Bottom crop: focus is more on the lightning ?



Nice capture!
Thanks.
 

simpleliving

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Spotted lightning again :bsmilie:
And managed to get more shots this time round.
C & C welcomed.

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