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Old Aug 6, 2005, 8:11 PM   #1
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At night, taking photos of lightning is much more a possibility, as you can keep the shutter open longer to capture lightning bolts. But during the day, over-exposure is unavoidable at any speed longer than 1 second. And the randomness of lightning bolts make it imposible to use anything less than 5 sec.

So I decided that the best way to capture lightning is to take video, and then just freeze frame where the bolts strike and capture them. So I did that the other day as a thunderstorm hit just to my north. I wasn't using the highest video resolution so the photo is small, but I'm pretty pleased with the way it looks.

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Old Aug 10, 2005, 9:38 PM   #2
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Nice shot. That is a big bolt. Good idea on how to capture. I always try to take shots of lightning, and by the time it dawns on me to push the shutter, it's history.

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Old Aug 10, 2005, 10:41 PM   #3
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Nice capture:!:

Actually a better way to capture lightning images in the day is to use a lightning trigger.
Like this one from http://lightningtrigger.com/

If you are good with electronics they are actually not to hard to make. :-)

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