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08/22/2003 01:34:37 AM · #1
Here are some lightning pics I got tonight....

all images are 15 seconds f13 and ISO 200. I did auto levels and adjusted brightness and contrast a little, oh And I cropped them to size

Lightning Pics


Message edited by author 2003-08-22 01:35:09.
08/22/2003 01:45:32 AM · #2
Those are unbeleivable pics,WOW!
08/22/2003 02:13:47 AM · #3
Dang! And I thought the one I got tonight was good (here). I suppose if I had my tripod and wanted to sit out in the pouring rain, I could've gotten some better ones after the sun had set. Very nice shots you have there.

Message edited by author 2003-08-22 02:18:04.
08/22/2003 02:35:23 AM · #4
Originally posted by jab119:

Here are some lightning pics I got tonight....
Lightning Pics

James, those are great! You must have been delighted with No. 1. What's that unusual redish oval behind the cloud though? [insert X-Files theme here]
08/22/2003 03:20:27 AM · #5
I agree, those pics are great. Especially the first one with the full view of the moving lighting bolts and its branches......
08/22/2003 07:14:19 AM · #6
This was my effort in Toronto last night. It was about the third shot I took, best of the lot, shot 30 seconds f16 at ISO100..... the worst part is I missed 50 shot standing there watching the storm roll by.....
08/22/2003 07:34:44 AM · #7
Resized and moved it to my portfolio
08/22/2003 09:02:37 AM · #8
Yes James the 1st one is most excellent.
08/22/2003 09:03:51 AM · #9
Excellent photos jab, maranelloboy and todd!

Message edited by author 2003-08-23 07:25:33.
08/22/2003 10:44:51 AM · #10
Thanks all yes I was pretty excited about #1, on the LCD screen it did not look like that and it blew me away whe I got it on the PC.

Todd thats an awesome shot..... and maranelloboy thats a cool shot you got also, I like the color of the sky very much.

I am hoping that red oval thing is lens flare.....If not Im sending it to the national enquirer and claim my $50K for a UFO image
as you can see in the other pics there are some very annoying highway lights in the way.

I was in the parking garage where I work at... its covered and open on 2 sides so I can stay dry.


08/22/2003 10:58:38 AM · #11
those are amazing lightning shots. some of the best i've seen.
08/22/2003 11:09:50 AM · #12
Originally posted by Toddh:

This was my effort in Toronto last night. It was about the third shot I took, best of the lot, shot 30 seconds f16 at ISO100..... the worst part is I missed 50 shot standing there watching the storm roll by.....

Hi Todd,

We also saw this lightning last night, but were to amazed to take pictures. The centre of the storm went right over the house. It shook everything right down to the foundations with the thunder, it was deafening. The lightening was so bright that it lit the rooms completely, and that was with the binds closed tightly. I can not recall a more powerfully vivid storm. By the way, great image from down at the harbourfront.

08/22/2003 11:29:51 AM · #13
Hey Michael,

it was the best storm I've seen since I've been here (actually it's only the second one I've seen!) We were in a good spot to see it.
Here is another one I took. The first one was nearly full screen, this one has been cropped quite a bit.....

James, I love your shots, the city in the foreground really gives the shots some character.
maranelloboy, love the colour in your shot, great capture.

I love taking lightning shots, just don't see enough of them to get the chance.

08/22/2003 11:36:19 AM · #14

I notice you had a cross screen filter on your camera for these shots. Did that help to make the lightning bigger and brighter by any chance? I had a cross screen with me last night, so I'm wondering if I should've been shooting with it on.
08/22/2003 11:39:05 AM · #15
nope, no cross screen filter..... infact, I'm going to show my ignorance here and say I don't know what a cross screen filter does..... never been a fan of using filters so don't know much about 'em.
08/22/2003 12:03:20 PM · #16
This os the on good shot I was able to get in Toronto last night. Not as good as I would have liked, but I don't have much in the way of manual settings on the camera.
08/23/2003 02:17:14 AM · #17
Here is my attempt from last night in Toronto. These are my very first shots of lightnings ever. I thought they were good, but then I saw all the other photos in this thread and my pride went down the drain. I have a lot to learn :-((

08/23/2003 02:18:42 AM · #18
Sorry the prev. post has the same image in all three... I meant to post this:

08/23/2003 07:16:37 AM · #19
08/23/2003 07:23:33 AM · #20
just testing sigs.
08/23/2003 07:25:44 AM · #21
sorry mistake.
08/23/2003 08:26:55 AM · #22
Great work Nella,

the second two are excellent shots. It was a great storm and a good opportunity to test one's skills at photographing lightning.
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