A Few Shots from the Toronto Lightningstorm

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sthursby, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. sthursby macrumors member

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    So tonight there was quite the lightningstorm over the skies of Toronto and area. While the photos are somewhat marred by the fact that I was shooting through a screen, they give an idea to just how dramatic it was. Several hours of lightning and thunderstorm, with a bucket of rain to boot. It was fantastic!
     

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  3. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Looks pretty, but probably scared half the kids and dogs out there.

    -omi
     
  4. Abokiniec macrumors newbie

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    Thats really cool! How do you take photos of lightning? Everytime i want to take a photo it disappears! :(
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You want to set your shutter speed very slow, stop down your aperture and set it to a low ISO. A tripod is a must!
     
  6. David G. macrumors 65816

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    This, or you can be 1 in a million lucky!
     
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    Or a Lightning trigger :)
     
  8. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Hand held - 30 seconds - second try - got lucky ....... need a tripod

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  9. sthursby thread starter macrumors member

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    Bingo. My tripod is in storage, so I rested my camera on a pillow/ledge. I believe my settings were 4 seconds at F10, at ISO 400...which resulted in alot of black, but the lightning was so intense that it was almost blown out whenever I lucked out and did catch a bolt. I think I took about 250 photos, only got 8 with anything in them at all. All a matter of luck!
     
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