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Old Aug 10, 2006, 8:01 AM   #1
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I think I'm going back to bed for a nap. This is a sampling of about 25 good lightning shots I got this morning from a thunderstorm that rolled through southwest Missouri between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., Aug. 10. In between I shot pics of Mercury and Venus rising, but I haven't processed them yet. These have been cropped some and sharpened a hair. They were with the DL and the kit lens.
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 8:02 AM   #2
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Another one
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 8:04 AM   #3
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Those two were closer to 5:30 a.m. These are a bit earlier in the morning
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And another.
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 8:58 AM   #5
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All I can say is WOW! Great shots and I sure wouldn't want to be out on a hill top during that weather...
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 9:16 AM   #6
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Exceptional! - What were your settings, etc?
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 9:17 AM   #7
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very nice shots,

went out the other night for the first time to try andget some lightning shots but by the time i was set up the main part of the storm had passed and all that was left was light on the clouds but no bolts.

thanks for posting, eric


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Old Aug 10, 2006, 9:21 AM   #8
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Really cool pics! Can I ask what method/settings you used to capture them?

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Old Aug 10, 2006, 10:03 AM   #9
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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. I had some problems with bolts overwhelming the camera's sensor in some frames. Basically you see a mass of white where a bolt should be. I shot about 133 pictures over 2 hours and got probably 25 usable shots of lightning bolts. I haven't processed them yet. It sure was fun though.
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Those shots are all awsome! I like the fourth one the best.
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