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    Lightning Shots

    It's lightning season again in Darwin, Australia and the storm chasers are happy as Larry. Once again we can stand around our tripods and discuss techniques with the odd interruption of a crack of lightning. Darwin airport recorded 2600 strikes on Friday night alone (reassuring isn't it). I mad the mistake of not checking my ISO before taking the first picture and had it washed out a bit but managed to recover it in PP. C&C welcome.

    1.) F: 22, one minute exposure, 500 ISO

    Lightning Shots

    2.) F: 20, about 3 minutes, 100 ISO

    Lightning Shots

    3.) F: 20, about 4 minutes, !)) ISO

    Lightning Shots

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    I love lightning shots, never managed to get any yet.
    These are great.

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    Same here, love lightning shots.

    Great captures all of them.

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    Fascinating shots Wayne, well done

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    Thanks guys, love this time of year.

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    Fantastic.

    The second one is my favorite as you can see both ends.

    Well done!

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    All of them are terrific but the second one is my favorite by far.

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    wow!! just incredible, this definitely stands on my to do list before i die.

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    Love the first one, especially the way it lights up the cove. What an amazing experience, glad you got to have it.

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    Makes us all wish for a thunder storm! Great shots. I hope to try this soon, thanks for posting your settings
    Nancy

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    Just to add my 'Wows' to all those that have gone before.

    We very rarely get any lightning up here and when we do it tends to be in the form of sheet lighting rather than this forked lightning.

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    Great shots. Something I would love to try some night but we don't have a "lightning Season"...thank goodness.

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    I really like the second one as well... though I'd be tempted to get rid of the red light on the horizon. The reflection in the first one is pretty awesome too, but like others have mentioned, I do wish I could see the top of the lightning bolt.

    Beautiful work!

    - Bill

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    Re: Lightning Shots

    Thanks again for all your comments. i'm guessing there will be more to come in the next 4 months, plenty still to learn about this hobby but its great fun.

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