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Old May 25, 2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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had to share these. it's the first time i've captured lightning .. sirens were going off every 15 minutes. wife had the dogs in the hall close to the bathtub along with the heavy padding. i don't know where i was suppose to go.. par for the course of course..
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Old May 25, 2011, 11:55 PM   #2
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Wow, they worked out very well.
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Wow! Spectacular lightning shots, all of them! I've never managed anything like this so I'd probably be doing the same thing - trying to figure out how to take pictures while not getting myself killed in the processed (Through the window? Open a door? From the porch? Set it up interval shooting then hide in the cellar and hope for the best?). These are definitely worth a bit of risk.
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Indeed some amazing photos - and glad you are safe. Lightning may be beautiful (and you photographed it quite well!), but sure is dangerous...

(ps - interior hall by the bathroom is where my wife & puppies head to in storms as well!)
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Old May 26, 2011, 10:54 AM   #5
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actually these were pretty easy. all hand held. storm was miles away.. i just happened to see where an area was very active.. i put the cam on bulb and tried to hold the cam steady. everything was black anyway except when a bolt went off. about half of them produced something. hand held at 6-10 seconds. i was just counting. i had no idea if a capture was made...

hope all is well..
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Great job, Roy, under scary circumstances. Spring has not been kind to much of the country this year.

Long time no see. Hope all is well with you, too?
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Roy, these are stunning shots. I may get an opportunity to try my hand at the same thing, as we are under a severe thunderstorm and flash flood alert right now. I've noticed a few flashes out the window, but as yet, I've seen nothing out of the ordinary. As hard as it is to imagine, there's a tornado watch in effect for another part of Vermont. Tornadoes in Vermont are not unprecedented, but they're very unusual.
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Super lightning shots Roy.

This is something I've wanted to try out for a long time, only we don't have many thunderstorms. And I'm a bit to lazy to get out of my bed.

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sara , just be careful.
shooting these i was never at risk.. i said that. the storms were miles away. at least 10-30 miles. i was just fortunate enough to find a very active area..
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had to share these. it's the first time i've captured lightning .. sirens were going off every 15 minutes. wife had the dogs in the hall close to the bathtub along with the heavy padding. i don't know where i was suppose to go.. par for the course of course..
Roy, great shots. Isn't it amazing how we think differently with a camera in our hands; from "Yikes, I gotta get outa here" to "Wow, I've got a get a shot of that!" As to where to go, my wife sends me to the dog house quite regularly.
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