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Old Jul 20, 2009, 10:06 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Goldwinger View Post
the best way to capture lightening is go on top of the mountain, grab the tripod by the head and extend the legs to full length an hold it as high as you can... before long you'll capture some lightening!
Energize me! ......

On the tripod, its a Benro - a Chinese knock off, but with 2 sons in college on the Pop Scholarship (they do work, but my wife has been writing the checks for tuition, books, rent, food, etc...), this was what was in the budget for the foreseeable future - and its much better than what I had - so, I can't complain.

It turns out that I have to go over to San Diego, Thursday and Friday for all day meetings - that is the downside. The upside is that I have another 2 opportunities to redo the Coronado Island harbor night shots that I slightly messed up on back in May. Maybe I can take a 90% OK shot and turn it into something that I have been looking froward to for quite a while. Full depth of field in focus with everything razor sharp. I have reshot that scene a 100 times, and have even started to write down a sequence, so that I will not mess it up - again. I wanted to get a 4 picture set from various vantage points, so just maybe I will be able to pull it off this time.

There are several other locations that I tested out, did not really turn out, but now I have some additional ideas, and vantage points that I have scouted out - courtesy of Google Maps. I have been working on sight lines based on what I took and how to improve these other sites, so again maybe some other things will turn out. Also, now with a better head, I can actually try some of the portrait shots stitched into panoramas.

We are getting some more thunder storms tonight, but they are coming in from a different direction, so I do not think that there will be any Camelback Mountain action tonight. - We will see....
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