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    Let there be light...

    The good - an excellent lightning storm last night.
    The bad - have not replaced the APS-C 17-50mm lens that was sold last year. The widest at the moment is a 50mm.

    What the 50mm captured is no where close to the spectacular show that I observed and could have captured with a wider lens.

    Comments/suggestions welcomed and appreciated.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Re: Let there be light...

    Fascinating series Bobo,

    It is impossible for me to suggest anything constructive given the random nature of the bolts and the lack of a wider view to allow cropping.

    I enjoyed studying them, thanks for posting,

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    Re: Let there be light...

    We just don't get that sort of forked lightning here. It's always sheet lightning and, then, not very often. So I'm always fascinated to see these sorts of images, especially good ones like this. Thanks, Bobo.

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    Re: Let there be light...

    They look pretty amazing to me.. especially #1,5 & 6

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    Re: Let there be light...

    Wonderful images, Bobo. A pity you didnt have a wide lens at the moment...

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Let there be light...

    Is this a good time to bring up the monopod tripod debate? Hass to be metal and you hold it high in the air .

    Nice captures - good for composite pics as well.
    Bobo - long exposures or flash trigger?
    Graham

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    Re: Let there be light...

    Thanks Dave, Donald, Christina, Otavio.

    Thanks Graham - no you do not want to do that monopod thing.

    Composites is an interesting idea but have no idea how to go about it. Would'nt hand masking the fines lines be an impossible task?

    The camera does have a multiple exposure function for up to 9 shots. But not sure if that would work since lots in-between strike shots have nothing in them. There is no manual selection of shots for merging. If they can get this done in-camera maybe there is some software that does this sort of thing??

    These are long exposures. 30sec, f16-22, ISO 100. If another one comes along will try doing 15sec @f8 to catch the fainter lines better. Did not bring a tripod on this trip and improvised with the camera sitting on a box and tilted up with a the battery charger.
    Last edited by Bobobird; 30th March 2013 at 02:32 AM.

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