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Canon
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Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Nov 7, 2010, 3:44:01 AM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Windows
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Got up at about 2:30am to see what the weather was like. About a minute later I was in the car. Chased this storm for over 200km. This is the best from that night. :-)
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GemmaGreen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
this is stunning x
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it. Thanks :D
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GreeniePixie019 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
YOU have such patience I hate thunder and lightning but when the storm is far off I will sit on my front porch and attempt to catch a distinctive bolt.. anything I've gotten pales compared to this. this is AWE some
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D I'm glad you like it. Good luck with the next storm. Practice makes perfect and no tow storms are the same for camera settings, but remember the first rule in lightning photography. Stay Safe!
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GreeniePixie019 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
well what would be a good ISO for it would you say?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
As low as you can get it ideally but if the bolts are a bit further away you might need to raise it a bit.
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GreeniePixie019 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
isn't that kinda tough to have a low ISO with a night shot? It killed me to work with an ISO of 400 and even 800 in digital photography I'm a fan of 1600 (I don't usually get too much noise) in indoor and night situations (I run in to so many of them. So then with a low ISO what is typically your shutter speed aprerture range combo?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Not with lightning shots because the lightning is so bright. If you have a high ISO it will generally overexpose the bolts. High ISO can be good for indoor shots when you want to "freeze" people moving around for example or if you are doing hand held shots but with lightning you should be using a tripod. As I said- every storm is different and it depends on how close you are. A good starting point is the settings used for this pic (located in the camera data to the right) and play around from there. I always leave my ISO ideally 100 to 200 and my shutter speed 15-30 seconds and only adjust my aperture if needed. Only if I run out of aperture adjustment would I raise my ISO, but then the bolts are probably so far away and faint it's not worth it anyway.
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GreeniePixie019 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
ooookay that makes sense thanks for your pearls! (of wisdom)
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MiaPhilomela Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Fantastic!!!
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