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Old Apr 12, 2005, 1:06 PM   #1
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I am really excited! First time I was able to take pics of lightning! Was washing dishes when my wife told me that there were many lightning flashes outside, and asked me to take some pics. GLAD she did. So quickly set up my tripod to face out of the window (I stay on 21st floor), and just set F8, and Shutter to 8s, manual focus at infinity, and just shoot, hoping that in the 8s window I may catch some lightning, and boy, I sure did! Took over 100 shots, and only caught some only, but very pleased with it. All the shots are ONE lightning. Some I merge two, or three into one pic as the background are the same since on tripod. Cut and paste, and played with opacity with the pasted layer. (some pics have some red, green, blue dots....I think due to sensor long exposure time)

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#1: Lightning Storm (Added top lightning to bottom one)


#2: Singapore Lightning (A few single ones all original)


#3: Strike One (Original-crop)


#4:Twin Strokes (Right one add to above)


#5: Lightning Strikes (Added another to #4)
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 1:15 PM   #2
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Wow... :OThese ROCK Great to have some FZ lightning examples :arrow:

Why don't we ever have such storms here

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Old Apr 12, 2005, 1:17 PM   #3
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Boy I like those. Great job
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 1:24 PM   #4
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Stunning photos tchuanye. You just keep raising the bar. Very impressive
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 1:30 PM   #5
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WOOOOWWW!!!

Im amazed, excellent job.


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Old Apr 12, 2005, 1:32 PM   #6
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Very impressive!

Not sure I'd want to be in the middle of that storm.

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Old Apr 12, 2005, 2:15 PM   #7
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outstanding pics!! does the FZ allow, or can you adjust in PP, for the color temperature of lightning, to eliminate the purple cast ? I know with film cameras, you use tungsten balanced film for lightning shots, and it gives you the true "blue-white" color of the lightning strikes. I don't know of you can do that - or something like it - in PP or not with digital photos. These are truly impressive captures, though, especially the last 3
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 2:23 PM   #8
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Thanks guys! I really was excited that I was able to manage to capture a lightning! And I please to share that excitement with you!

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outstanding pics!! does the FZ allow, or can you adjust in PP, for the color temperature of lightning, to eliminate the purple cast ? I know with film cameras, you use tungsten balanced film for lightning shots, and it gives you the true "blue-white" color of the lightning strikes. I don't know of you can do that - or something like it - in PP or not with digital photos. These are truly impressive captures, though, especially the last 3
Good question, and I think that is possible. But I am not too good at PS. I don't even know what is the true colour of a lightning....I mean it happens in a flash :-)...so, I did try some colour balancing, and as you can see, some of them look quite different cos of that.....but I think the 2nd pic was w/o colour balance, so that was captured by the Fz10
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Utterly Fantastic - each and every one! Thanks so much for sharing these
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 2:59 PM   #10
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:O wow! really awesome. i'd definately makes prints of some of these and put them up around my room. very very nice indeed.
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