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Old Aug 10, 2006, 10:40 AM   #11
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The Camera's ISO was set at 200 and the exposures were mostly 15 or 20 seconds. I had the f-stop at 5.6 for the shots in the dark and up to f-11, tp f-16 for the shots at sunrse.

Thank you. Very cool photos and it they are even more interesting knowing how they were done.

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Old Aug 10, 2006, 12:30 PM   #12
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Super shots! Looks so dangerous--but that's what makes them so special!! Thanks for sharing the technical details. Jay
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Great Shots All. I Especially like the first one. I really want To try to get some lightning Shots. I can never find the courage To do it.

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Old Aug 10, 2006, 3:28 PM   #14
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This was really something! I especially like the second last (with thecorn or what field in the foreground, no 4). Whilst the others are nice pictures of a natural phenomenon, that one goes beyond and is a real piece of art, in my eyes!

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Old Aug 10, 2006, 3:54 PM   #15
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Eric, thanks for sharing the images and the technical setup details.

No4 takes the cake. Thanks again.
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 6:35 PM   #16
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Wow, those are absolutely amazing!

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Thanks folks. It was fun shooting these. The thrill of seeing a bolt of lightning appear while the shutter is still open is a one-of-a-kind experience. I've been shooting lightning for more than 20 years. My first successful shot was a frame I took with a K1000 back in 1985 with two parallel bolts in a blue cloudy skies with an orange sunset in the corner. I've hoped to recreate that, but I haven't had that chance until today. BTW that was a field of mature, almost dried out corn across the street from where I was standing. I was also able to shoot a pic of the planets Mercury and Venus as they rose close together in the sunrise. They appeared in a small hole in the clouds. The brighters dot on top is Venus and the smaller dot on the bottom is Mercury. This shot is 10 seconds with a promaster 70-300 zoom at f-5.6
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 7:50 PM   #18
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Excellent pictures there. thanks for sharing.
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AWESOME captures!!!!
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 10:43 PM   #20
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Sure am glad you got up. Those are some good shots. Thanks for sharing em.



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