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Old Aug 4, 2011, 6:13 PM   #21
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Cable release arrived a day early! Woo Hoo!!! I just went outside to check on my goats and there was some thunder... Grrrrr... I hope this storm passes before dark!
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Old Aug 5, 2011, 8:55 AM   #22
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Hi, JeannieBug. Nice to see you're making great, fast progress. I have been encouraged by this thread to try it. Thanks!
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Do try it! It's a lot of fun!
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 9:17 AM   #24
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Storms are blessings and so is that remote cable....and so are ND filters to slow down the shutter. If you can get to a place where you can see the storm coming or moving away and it has lightning with it, put on your ND filters 4 - 10 stops, get a focus lock on the storm then lock your remote cable to take continuous shooting, get as long a shutter as possible and fill your card.

You will most likely get a few shots with lightning!

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Old Aug 6, 2011, 10:16 AM   #25
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My timing has always been terrible, with lightning. By the time I get to where I can see anything, and get everything all set up, the show's over.
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 11:11 AM   #26
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The trick is to watch your weather network. You will see storms coming on line. You can then see the direction the storm cells are moving, plan where to go, be on time and get the shot. I do this all the time....takes the guessing out.
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The trick is to watch your weather network.
... I didn't even think of that ... DOH! LOL
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I also have a link to know what the moon phases are through out the month so I can plan in advance what kind of lighting to use for my night photography workshops.
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I also have a link to know what the moon phases are through out the month so I can plan in advance what kind of lighting to use for my night photography workshops.
I think my calendar is pretty good for that; but that's a good idea, too.
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Also if you have an android phone or tablet, the program sundroid is invaluable to have. It shows the sun/moons current position and gives tons of times for the sun set/rise, golden hour, dusk, civil dusk, ect. It's the only android program I've found worth paying so far.
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