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Old Jul 30, 2006, 7:42 PM   #1
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Now we dont get particularly violent storms in the UK very often, but with the breakdown of heat recently, we have been treated to some spectacular shows, so I figured I would try and capture something on camera.

This image as had some raindrops cloned out of it, and sharpened, but thats it. F8 and an exposure time of 8 Seconds:


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Old Jul 30, 2006, 7:52 PM   #2
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Whew, I think it was something like that, that wiped out my computer last nite. For now on a borrowed one and network.Great capture of the lightning.
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 9:22 PM   #3
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Yes, very impressive...Fred
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 10:32 PM   #4
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Your timing sure was great on that. Really spectular!
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 11:13 PM   #5
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Wow, that is an amazing capture there. :-)
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 4:30 AM   #6
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Couldn'tget any better than thatFred. Very nice capture.

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Great capture. How did you aim there?
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 7:01 AM   #8
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The shot is slightly cropped from the right, I took a total of around 90 shots and only had 3 reasonable ones, so its all down to luck if you are pointed in the right direction with the camera running.

Once it has taken the 8 second exposure, it takes another 8 seconds to write it to the SD card, so its a fairly hit or miss afair.

As the storm approached I decided to get back in the car for protection and this one hit overhead and to the rear of the car (probably about 500 metres away):



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Old Jul 31, 2006, 8:44 AM   #9
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Wow, those are really nice shots. That last one is particularly impressive. Made me think of the late-afternoon thunderstorms in Florida.
Great job capturing those.
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