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Old Nov 26, 2005, 8:43 AM   #1
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Nothing spectacular. I was bored whilst I waited for my partner to finish off some paperwork so I set up my camera in the emergency loading bay. Composition is pathetic, but I thought I would share this pic as it made me jump. LOL

I had to darken the pic because the lightening was so bright.


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Old Nov 26, 2005, 8:54 AM   #2
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Electrifying :lol:

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Old Nov 27, 2005, 11:14 PM   #3
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What were your exposure settings? I've tried several times to shoot lightning strikes, but haven't captured one yet.
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Old Nov 29, 2005, 4:40 AM   #4
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To be honest I can not remember the exact settings. Someone might be able to be able to read the exif (?) for the pic.

I think that is was something along the lines of:

200 ISO

f7.1

15 secs exposure

Using a Fujifilm S9500



I hope that helps. I am still experimenting myself. I have never tried taking lightening shots with a digital camera before. I took a few pics a long time ago withB & W film. But feel that it is a bit different using digital. The great thing is that I get to see instant results.

The big key to getting lightening shots is: Patience. Keep hitting the shutter button and eventually you capture one.

I don't know how many times, on the night I took this pic, that I either hit the shutter button too early or too late which meant missing out on some spectacular lightening.
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Old Nov 29, 2005, 12:47 PM   #5
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OK, that's more or less what I have tried. I think I was using ISO 50 or 100 and f8 and 15 seconds with the camera in continuous shooting mode. I downloaded your picture to check the exif data, but it had apparently been stripped out by the editor you used to darken it.
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