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15th May 2011, 08:00 AM
Difficult to capture such a picture in thethe atmosphere rainstorm .. so it was binding me to take it from inside the house
You can see the electricity wires and it was very frustrating for me.
15th May 2011, 12:00 PM
Very spectacular. As you say, the presence of the electricity wires is frustrating.
15th May 2011, 12:03 PM
Stop the lens down and shoot on a manual setting, bulb open (mirror raised). A lightning bolt is significantly brighter than the sun, so try to imagine you are shooting directly into the sun. In this lightning situation, combined with all the other outdoor lights, you need less aperture than you might think. I would start at f/16 and do incremental shots up to as far down as the lens will go - 22 32 45. (Stopping down is a term used when you are making the aperture smaller. As per depth of field, it increases the depth each time you move from a smaller to a larger number. Stopping down also requires increased compensation in another area, and most often, that area is time.)
I was just thinking to myself, I haven't shot lightning digitally yet and am using film settings. However, I think they should stay relatively the same
16th May 2011, 08:55 PM
Originally Posted by Donald
thanks for being her
16th May 2011, 08:57 PM
Thank you for advice and information
Originally Posted by MiniChris
16th May 2011, 10:45 PM
The wires just add to the realism of the shot, if they were not there this would almost look like a special effects shot.
16th May 2011, 11:50 PM
The shot would be improved by 3 things;
Level it (so buildings and light poles stand vertical)
Don't have the logo
Clone out the lower set of wires - I can live with one set, but the lower ones really don't contribute, unfortunately of course, they are a lot more difficult (against the scene) than the higher set (against the sky) to remove
Easy for me to say in hindsight and looking at it now, but it is rather over exposed, but three strikes in one capture is awesome
I can't see any EXIF data, I'd like to know what settings you used?
Thanks for posting, oh, and welcome to the CiC forums from ....
Last edited by Dave Humphries; 17th May 2011 at 06:14 AM.
Reason: correct typo
17th May 2011, 01:18 AM
I couldn't resist a quick shot at some adjustments. Basically straightening, removing the wires, burning, some multiply layers, and color balance. I hope you don't mind, Farhan.
17th May 2011, 01:53 AM
Originally Posted by farhan al shammeri
This wonderful photograph.. over exposed
I have tried to correct it without removing the wires in front
my corrected version HERE
17th May 2011, 05:05 AM