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#1 rospondek

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 01:51 PM

From yesterday. Sorry for the upper part. I hate that hood over my balcony... :angry:

 

Settings:

Body: D500

Lens: Nikkor 14-24mm at 15mm

Aperture: f/8

ISO: 400

Exposition: 10s

Number of photos in comp: 9 and 3, 11 with the plane

Stack mode: Lighten blending in Photoshop

 

Enjoy.

 

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And one more as it looks pretty strange for me. Photos were of course made on tripod yet I've got something like that.

 

Settings:

Body: D500

Lens: Nikkor 24-70mm at 24mm

Aperture: f/8

ISO: 400

Exposition: 5s

 

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There was no possibility for movement. Well just let me say it straight, no way for such copy of lightning on 5s exposition with movement. Should be blurred and touched in a fraction of second during the strike. IM PO SSI BLE!

 

Any idea how's that possible? What's that second lightning? I haven't seen anything like that before.



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 02:39 PM

Wow! I love those first three! So cool: those swirls in the colorful sky. Wow!
Are there sensors that we can attach to our cameras to release the shutter just when lightning appears? I seem to recall reading about that somewhere. Do you use one?

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

:)

 

I haven't try that yet I've got one - Triggertrap.

Hard to say if it would catch the whole lightning. Some of them lasts long for over 0.5s. But mostly they are so fast you probably only catch the last part of the hit. So it would be rather faint. You still have a few delays on the way. Phone have to catch the lightning, get it to the triggertrap by minijack, and camera is released. No way it is done within the 0.00s :)

 

Even guys who catch thunders on their ultrafast cameras just point them at some point in the sky and release the shutter when they think something will happen. Only to catch the whole strike.

 

So this time it was usual continuous shooting with 5-10s exposition each time. Shines of the digital cameras and the dark sides of the classic old 24-32 photos cameras ;)



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 04:18 PM

Beautiful shots, haven't been able to get good lightning shots in years here.  

 

As for your second shot, lightning is ususally multiple strokes (5+) in rapid succession that our eyes can't pick up but cameras sometimes can.  What probably happened is you got multiple strokes exposed because of wind.

 

Here is a youtube video that explains it pretty well.

 



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:29 PM

Very cool.  I'm hoping to try and capture some lightning this summer while I'm off on our wilderness adventure.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:33 AM

Fantastic ! Beautiful !



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:58 AM

And another compositions from yesterday :)

First lightning to the last one between 23:43 and 00:27.

 

Settings as previously just the exposition set to 30s.

 

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Three strikes were too powerful and behind the wall of rain so the strikes itself were overexposed. That's why they were not included above but as a bonus here :)

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Two slideshows as well. You can see individual shots from both thunderstorms.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:11 AM

Out of this world !



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:17 AM

Fantastic shots.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:46 AM

Thanks guys. Glad you like them. I really love thunderstorms. And catching them on photos is great fun. Of course when you're in safe place.

 

From the last storm I especially love these two shots.

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29.jpg

 

I love this sort of 'explosion' in the clouds. First one was really powerful. For a split of second it was bright like during day B)



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:36 AM

Yup, nature can be full of shock and awe on occasion...how wonderful... Thanks for sharing the event so well.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:47 PM

Just too cool!

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:45 PM

That is really cool. I've wished I could photograph the numerous thunderstorms that roll through my area, but the area around my house is pretty obscured, so can't see much unless its in just the right place in the sky.






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