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Old Jun 21, 2008, 11:22 PM   #1
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Captured this a year ago on a canoe trip along the French river, I spent the rest of the trip just waiting to get home to see it on a big screen
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 11:53 PM   #2
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Beautiful! You were lucky you made it home it looks like.

There's a report of someone being hit by lightening yesterday afternoon on a hiking trail by a local lake. He didn't make it. His wife did survive. The storm came up suddenly. Scary because I was about 20 miles away on a different lake when I heard the thunder.

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Old Jun 22, 2008, 12:23 AM   #3
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That's a very cool shot. You are very lucky to have captured the strike. I have found the timing of such a shot is a real hit or miss affair. In my case mostly miss. :lol:

Nicely done.

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Old Jun 22, 2008, 1:56 AM   #4
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Terrific shot!
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Old Jun 22, 2008, 6:35 AM   #5
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Great shot. That takes a lot of patience.
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Old Jun 22, 2008, 8:54 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone!
We've had quite a few electrical storms roll through our area in the past week. I had my camera pointed out my bedroom window and captured a lot of strikes. They don't look as nice as the one I've posted because of light pollution from the city, the sky has an orange tint to it. I did shoot RAW though so I guess if I took the time I could fix it

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Old Jun 22, 2008, 7:47 PM   #7
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Wow! Instead of waiting to get home and see the photo, I would think you would have been anxiously waiting to get home to avoid getting hit! Good work.

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Old Jun 22, 2008, 8:21 PM   #8
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Wow that is an excellent capture.
How is it done?
I can't see managing it with my P&S or with my companions dSLR.

We kayak and canoe a lot, and being out on the water during a storm is something we definitely try to avoid.
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Old Jun 23, 2008, 7:19 AM   #9
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Very nice elusive shot. Here is a bit more detail.
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Old Jun 23, 2008, 5:06 PM   #10
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We kayak and canoe a lot, and being out on the water during a storm is something we definitely try to avoid.
wytch, we had a group of 12 on this trip and many of the campsites were too small for us. We had just finished a portage, the night was closing in (so was the storm) and we still hadn't found a site. A canoe went ahead of us to scope at a site shown on our map, and everyone cheered when we heard them shout across the bay that it was big enough. The storm continued to get closer and after I set up my tent I set up my tripod. A few failed exposures later I finally caught that one and moments after it showed up on my screen it started pouring hard. I dove into my tent with my camera and spent a good 20 minutes zooming in on the little 2 inch screen examining every inch of that picture
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