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Old Apr 30, 2006, 12:49 AM   #1
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Tonight we had a major storm pass through the area...several huge thunderstorms rolled by. And what better time to take my new camera out and try to capture some pictures.

Over the course of about half an hour, I took about 140 pictures. Most of them were from a middle school parking lot overlooking a hill; I mounted my Canon Rebel XT on a tripod and snapped 6-second exposures, one after the other. Out of the 140 pictures, I only had about 4 or 5 keepers but boy were they worth it.

Below is the best one I took, slightly edited (saturation, removed lights):



Here is the unedited version.

I thought they were fairly good pictures for my first time of shooting lightning.
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 2:43 AM   #2
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Excellent capture Justin, ya we got hit here in Lewiston with the hail as well, wanted to get some lightning shots but there was to much light for a longer exposure shot...
Once again..congrats and super shot

PS. Do you mind posting the exif data ? :-)
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 2:50 AM   #3
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Taken in Manual Mode

Shutter speed: 6 sec.
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO: 100
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Compensation: 0
Date Taken: 4/29/2006 8:43PM

Let me know if you're looking for anything else.
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 4:33 AM   #4
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OOoeee! Definately a keeper, those colours are fantastic!

That gets a double thumbs up from me!

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 4:40 AM   #5
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I updated the picture with a little more processing; I removed the reddish hues from the trees which were being lit by the building below.
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 5:53 AM   #6
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Very nice shot love the colour something I have always tried to photograph with out success.
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 8:33 AM   #7
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Awesome photo Justin!! Thanks for sharing your settings, I have to give this a try.

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 12:01 PM   #8
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Awesome pics!

Your patience paid off big time.
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Old May 5, 2006, 5:46 PM   #9
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Wow! Ya, thats an excellent shot. Now I gotta go and try to get something like that. I love the color!

Nice Job!
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Old May 5, 2006, 8:25 PM   #10
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Absolutely beautiful!

Very well done!

I just purchased a Nikon D50 and wonder if I could ever do something like that... as the ISO doesn't go below 200, I believe.

Of course, I'm VERY MUCH a rookie so I have a lot to learn before I even ATTEMPT something so complex.

Again... *applaud*
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