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Old Mar 31, 2006, 4:31 PM   #1
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Hey all,

Thought i would post soem photos i took of a Sydney Autumn Storm we had pass thru a couple of days ago. Critique would be most apprecieated






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Old Mar 31, 2006, 4:34 PM   #2
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Fantastic shots. Real wall hangers for sure. My favs are 1 & 2 and 3 is very good too.
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Old Mar 31, 2006, 5:56 PM   #3
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G'day,

yeah I gotta say the first shot is awsome. Awe inspiring kinda shot, that makes you want to sit and think for hours. Actually any chance you could send me a copy so I can get my girlfriend to print out to stick on the wall. If not that is cool. Nice shots either way dude

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PS: we got the crappiest weather down here in Hobart right now. overcast 2degrees and snowing in some parts.
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Old Apr 1, 2006, 9:24 AM   #4
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Great shots! Love the first one.........thekman
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 5:30 AM   #5
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Hi bonou2!

I love these photos you shared with us (maybe impartial coz I'm an Ozzie too, though I now live in Romania!) But really no matter where in the world you would have taken these photos, they would have been good.

I like the 1st photo best.Actually the other day I was thinking about the technique how to capture lightning photos, and I thought if it's dark enough to expose for a long time (e.g I had thought 10 to 30 seconds) with small aperture (high f value). But I see from the exif info that you exposed for even over a minute (over 60 seconds) with 2 of them and even with large aperture (e.g. f2.8 and f4!)

Was it dark and night time there? (the exif information also shows between 19:29 and 19:55) Otherwise I guess you would have overexposed? Did you use bulb exposure (I guess so!) (hope you dont' mind me asking these questions!)

I'm just curious to have some advice if ever I get the opportunity!

Anyway, again lovely photos. About my fav (no 1) The blend of the rocks, colours, smoothness of the seaand the clear lightning are so good and a great balance. Number 1 would have been perfect if a bit more of the lightning strobe / forks were visible, but then again you can't predict lightning, can you!

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Old Apr 3, 2006, 3:06 AM   #6
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Thanks mate for the nice words. To answer your questions, it was extremly dark with all the city lights behind me. I did use BULB and i also you a black bit of cardboard to cover the lens in between strikes in the hope of getting more than one flash in frame. This also keeps controll on over exposing the shot!
Hope that helps,
Good to see some Aussies from all over the world checking things out !

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Old Apr 3, 2006, 5:38 AM   #7
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Hi Dan!

Thanks for the explanation- that is helpful information.. so can I bother you with another question?

If you used some black cardboard to block the lens, how many seconds did you block the lens for (and how many did you expose it for)?

so for example if you started the photo (bulb setting) and 5 seconds later the first lightning strike happened, did you then immediately cover the lens with the cardboard, or what? Why didn't you just "end the exposure" (finish the photo) then?

Or is there another reason I don't understand?

Thanks if you can help me with this info.

Yes, it's cool people from all over the world can enjoy and share in each other's photography... even between Australians who are far apart.

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Old Apr 4, 2006, 3:53 AM   #8
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They are so unusual, Bono.
In order to explore them I played around the levels a little in the PS and received some other unearthly views out of them, one of which I would like to share with you.
I hope you don't mind.
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