Singapore Lightning!


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I am really excited! First time I was able to take pics of lightning! Was washing dishes when my wife told me that there were many lightning flashes outside, and asked me to take some pics. GLAD she did. So quickly set up my tripod to face out of the window (I stay on 21st floor), and just set F8, and Shutter to 8s, manual focus at infinity, and just shoot, hoping that in the 8s window I may catch some lightning, and boy, I sure did! Took over 100 shots, and only caught some only, but very pleased with it. All the shots are ONE lightning. Some I merge two, or three into one pic as the background are the same since on tripod. Cut and paste, and played with opacity with the pasted layer. (some pics have some red, green, blue dots....I think due to sensor long exposure time)

Appreciate any comments!


#1: Lightning Storm (Added top lightning to bottom one)


#2: Singapore Lightning (A few single ones all original)


#3: Strike One (Original-crop)


#4:Twin Strokes (Right one add to above)


#5: Lightning Strikes (Added another to #4)
 

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awesome pics
 

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*envy* should have been shooting when it happened instead of sticking my head in the CS forums :cry:
 

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Cool ! I luv these shots !
well done CY :thumbsup:

Next we may see lots of Lumixer shooting in the lighting nights hopfully doing it safely. ;p
 

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tchuanye said:
I am really excited! First time I was able to take pics of lightning! Was washing dishes when my wife told me that there were many lightning flashes outside, and asked me to take some pics. GLAD she did. So quickly set up my tripod to face out of the window (I stay on 21st floor), and just set F8, and Shutter to 8s, manual focus at infinity, and just shoot, hoping that in the 8s window I may catch some lightning, and boy, I sure did! Took over 100 shots, and only caught some only, but very pleased with it. All the shots are ONE lightning. Some I merge two, or three into one pic as the background are the same since on tripod. Cut and paste, and played with opacity with the pasted layer. (some pics have some red, green, blue dots....I think due to sensor long exposure time)

Appreciate any comments!


#2: Singapore Lightning (A few single ones all original)
Thanks for sharing the tips on merging...it is a great idea to do that, since the FZ cameras can only open the shutter as long as 8 seconds only...great shots, wonderful merge! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks guys! Hope you guys can take some also, as Spore has one of the most lightnings/area in the world......BUT pls do it safely...as I said, I stay on the 21st floor in Ghim Moh, and have a unobstructed view towards Bk Timah hill and somewhere towards the east.


JimDavis said:
Thanks for sharing the tips on merging...it is a great idea to do that, since the FZ cameras can only open the shutter as long as 8 seconds only...great shots, wonderful merge! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Thanks JD! #2 are all original lightnings which I paste them together in one pic. What I meant in merging was that #1 are two seperate shots taken on tripod, so I just cut and paste one over the other and adjusted the opacity of the pasted layer. Similarly for #4 and #5, each lightning is an individual shot, (e.g. #3 is the original shot) but I paste them on one pic and adjust the opacity and put a bit of erase in between each layers.
 

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tchuanye said:
Thanks guys! Hope you guys can take some also, as Spore has one of the most lightnings/area in the world......BUT pls do it safely...as I said, I stay on the 21st floor in Ghim Moh, and have a unobstructed view towards Bk Timah hill and somewhere towards the east.




Thanks JD! #2 are all original lightnings which I paste them together in one pic. What I meant in merging was that #1 are two seperate shots taken on tripod, so I just cut and paste one over the other and adjusted the opacity of the pasted layer. Similarly for #4 and #5, each lightning is an individual shot, (e.g. #3 is the original shot) but I paste them on one pic and adjust the opacity and put a bit of erase in between each layers.
Ya...understand. :)

Since you are so good at PS, not sure if you are keen in sharing with the Lumixers here where we can organize a small group outing (maybe at your home :sweat: :sweat: )with some tips?
 

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Nice shots and nice composite pic!
 

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Great shot you got, too bad I stay 2nd floor, only can see the sky brighten up
yesterday.. :D
 

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Nice capture there. Good composition too. :thumbsup:
 

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