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Old Nov 11, 2006, 10:44 PM   #1
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We had a reasonable thunder and lightning show last night, first in a long time. Here a a couple of my 1st attempts.
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Old Nov 12, 2006, 3:19 AM   #3
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As far as I know, north of Australia is one of the places in the world wherelightning strikes most often. Awesome natural phenomenon, indeed!Ah, quite fitting the oftenassociated qualities of danger and beauty...One thingI remember from a documentary I watched recently is that you're more likely to survive it if you're wet!

Would love to be a lightning hunter as you are! (Be thehunter or the hunted, after all:G)


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Most likely to survive it if wet? Makes sense. What kills you is resistance, not the current. Channeling more charge on the outside of your body would help somewhat.

Supposedly, the world's record for being struck by lighting and surviving is something like eight times, held by a former USFS ranger, who spent a lot of time outdoors on peaks and observation towers.

Afterthe thrid time, I would have found some other line of work.






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Old Nov 12, 2006, 6:38 PM   #5
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These are really cool! I have always wanted to get one of these shots, would you share how you did this?

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Very cool! I haven't even attempted that yet. Donna
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Great shots - I am usually hiding under the covers, or at least peeking out from the safety of the house if I must see it. (I find lightening extremely exciting but also quite scary.) Hope I never get to test Bahadir's theory!!
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Thanks all for your feedback/comments.
Bob (bhammitt) to answer your question you do need to use a tripod for the longer exposures and of course a descent thunder storm. As I'm new to this and without any research on what to do,I set my camera to iso50, shutter speed-10sec. and apeture to F8.0. In my first photo you can see some doubling of the lights on the left hand side of the picture which was caused by me sitting in the car with the tri- pod on my lap 1, because it started to rain and 2, it was getting a bit dodgy with some of the lightning being a little too close for comfort.
The experience is quite exhilarating.

Here is a site I foundwith some amazing photos and some tips for lightning photography.
http://www.lightningphotography.com/

Hope this helps
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Hi Steve, thanks for the info and link!

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Old Nov 15, 2006, 3:36 PM   #10
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Awesome stuff! I wish we had more thunder and lightning here in Southern California. It only happens about a couple times a year out in the desert.

It's true the record for getting hit by lightning is 7 times by a US Park Ranger in Virginia. He was hit 7 times between 1942 and 1976, and more often than not, he was hit while NOT working. Sadly, the lightning was not what killed him. He committed suicide in his 70's.



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