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Old Jul 26, 2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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It's been a particularly good summer for lighting storms here in Southern Alberta. Tried my hand at getting some bolt shots last night. Taken with a K-x at 100 iso. First 2 @ 2 seconds at F11 and 16, #3 5 seconds at F22 and the last two @ F18 for 6 seconds.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 1:03 AM   #2
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Great lightning series, thanks for sharing.

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Old Jul 27, 2011, 3:04 AM   #3
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Amazing shots!
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#3 with the twin strikes is spectactular
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 9:33 AM   #5
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All I can say is WOW! Definitely spectacular shots - they are quite scary, really.
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congratulations. Beautiful....

I like #3, 4 and 5.
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Awesome! I have never been successful at capturing a bolt of lightning. Kudos to you!
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 4:09 PM   #8
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Thank you everyone for your comments. It was a fun shoot, but the mosquitoes eventually won out and forced me back into the car. Now having had my first go round of shooting lighting has got me excited about doing more and trying out a few different exposure combinations. More storms are forecast for the week, so I will hopefully get out again and will post the results. Thanks again.
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Amazing powerful photos - great job on a very difficult subject.
Just please be careful - All that electricity is not very healthy for you or your camera!!
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Remarkable photos. really well done. Two years ago, while camping in a Nova Scotia Provincial Park, my wife and I sat through a terrifying thunderstorm in a tent. It never occurred to me to set up my camera -- I was too busy praying that lightning would not strike our tent!
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