Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Other Photos

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 15, 2005, 12:42 AM   #1
Senior Member
pineywoodsman's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 189

Getting lighting during the daytime hours can be tough, so I often choose to use the video mode on my Canon A75 and then freeze frame and capture any lightning I get. Despite my best efforts, capturing most of the bolts is impossible, but I still managed to get 3 good photos of the storms in action here on Long Island early this evening.

The first 2 photos are from video capture, the last using a long shutter. Interestingly enough, it seems that the bolts seem to temporarily throw the camera out of focus. The first 2 video captures are of what would appear to the human eye a single bolt, but the 2nd part of the bolt came out blurry as the camera was thrown out of focus. Perhaps electrical discharges nearby like that throwthe CCD's out of focus. I've seen it when they tried filming lightning "tests" with remote cameras.

Anyway, here's the photos.

(my favorite one 1st)

And the still shot, problem is it's hard to keep the exposure in check and it was overexposed. I don't think my camera has a remote shutter so a lightning release will not work.

pineywoodsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 9:23 PM.