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September Lightning

September Lightning

Recent storms in San Diego provided some nice opportunities for long exposure lightning shots

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Registered: September 2005
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Date: Wed September 21, 2005
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Keywords: lightning weather san diego storm

very powerful Shot.
#1 Wed September 21, 2005 4:28pm

richard crowe
amazing shot! well done
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#2 Wed September 21, 2005 5:10pm

striking image.
#3 Wed September 21, 2005 7:21pm

electrifying capture
#4 Thu September 22, 2005 12:35pm

One of the most terrifying lightning shots I've seen. Well done.
#5 Thu September 22, 2005 5:49pm

Love it, any tips for lightening shots, I have always wanted to take one!
#6 Wed October 5, 2005 7:38pm

steve cherry
Noddy - Sorry took me so long to respond, but to be honest, this was my first attempt at lightning, and I surprised myself. Here is my suggestion:

1. Get out of bed - (seriously, this happened at 2am, and I never want to get out of bed when it's raining ;0) Just get out there and enjoy!
2. I use a digi slr, and set the knob to Manual, then set long exposure at 20 sec or so. This gives long enough time for lightning to happen.
3. Use a tripod for the long exposure
4. Try to focus on a light or object that is approximate to the location of the lightning - also you can just focus at infinity so everything is sharp.
5. Use timer or remote release to reduce shake
Start hitting the shutter release!

Good luck ;0)
Steve Cherry
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#7 Thu October 27, 2005 3:59pm

#8 Tue December 6, 2005 3:47am

i,m scared of lightning, this shot doesn't help at all, beautifully done , amazing/ kathy
#9 Mon March 26, 2007 5:00am

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