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sas3
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Jun18-12, 01:35 AM
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A thunder storm just came through and I snapped a few photos...I just love lighting...
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Jun18-12, 02:07 AM
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Nice one. I am still waiting for a good thunderstorm to take pictures of. Last years they are either too far or during a day.
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Jun18-12, 06:05 AM
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Quote Quote by sas3 View Post
A thunder storm just came through and I snapped a few photos...I just love lighting...
How did you trigger the shutter? Did you leave it open and capture different strikes?
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Jun18-12, 06:49 AM
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Quote Quote by sas3 View Post
A thunder storm just came through and I snapped a few photos...I just love lighting...
excellent shot!
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Jun18-12, 07:52 AM
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How did you trigger the shutter? Did you leave it open and capture different strikes?
I'm wondering the same thing. I see these types of pictures but I have no idea how to achieve them.
@sas3: I'll add my congratulations on an excellent shot as well.
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Jun18-12, 08:29 AM
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No idea how sas3 took the picture, but there two ways of taking such pictures that I tried.

During the night open the shutter and wait till the lightning:



During a day shot a video and select the frames with the lightning:



(yes, it is from the same window and in almost the same direction)
Andre
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Jun18-12, 10:01 AM
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And sure enough, nowadays there are lightning triggers
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Jun18-12, 10:06 AM
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Quote Quote by Borek View Post
No idea how sas3 took the picture, but there two ways of taking such pictures that I tried.

During the night open the shutter and wait till the lightning:

During a day shot a video and select the frames with the lightning:

(yes, it is from the same window and in almost the same direction)
Thanks, Borek. Sometimes I think that things are harder than they are. If someone came to me and said that they needed a lightning picture any way possible, I would probably end up using the two that you mentioned. But, ask me how to do it and I draw a blank. Now, all I need is a good storm...

And, nice pictures BTW.
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Jun18-12, 11:04 AM
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I took video and grabbed the frames off them, I also tried to snap some photos when I seen the first flash but had no luck, I would think that leaving the shutter open would get overexposed.
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Jun18-12, 11:30 AM
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Quote Quote by sas3 View Post
I would think that leaving the shutter open would get overexposed.
It is a matter of finding right combination of ISO, exposition time and aperture. It is much easier during the night. And you need a tripod, but that's obvious.
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Jun18-12, 11:35 AM
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I will have to do some experimenting next time a storm comes up. I would think the pictures would be a lot better because the video has limited resolution.
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Jun18-12, 08:42 PM
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Quote Quote by sas3 View Post
I took video and grabbed the frames off them, I also tried to snap some photos when I seen the first flash but had no luck, I would think that leaving the shutter open would get overexposed.
That video is pretty darn good.


I thought I had posted something on Alex Honnold and his record breaking climb at Yosemite's Mt. Watkins, El Capitan and Half Dome in something like 19 hrs.


He just set another record - Florine, Honnold Set New Nose Speed Record
http://www.climbing.com/news/hotflas..._speed_record/
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6/18/12 - Hans Florine and Alex Honnold broke the Nose speed record on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley on Sunday with an ascent of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 46 seconds. This is about 13 minutes faster than the previous record set by Sean Leary and Dean Potter in 2010.
. . . .
Somewhere in this forum, we have a thread about mountains, but I don't think we have one on rock climbing.


A really spectacular waterfall - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DudhSagar.jpg
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Jun19-12, 07:54 PM
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Volcanoes in Antarctica - http://news.yahoo.com/photos/stunnin...340148515.html
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Jul4-12, 10:35 PM
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Don't do ice climbing when water is running under the ice!

Mountain climber saved at last second from near-fatal fall (VIDEO)
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...234404283.html

He's lucky they got a rope to him when they did!
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Jul9-12, 05:16 PM
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Not that great and not that outdoor. We had two weeks of thunderstorms, but they were always in the wrong place - either too close, or too far, or in the direction that is blocked from sight. There was one that was more or less OK but it was short - so I managed to shot only one reasonably good looking picture:



and 1:1 crop of the lightning:

Andy Resnick
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Jul10-12, 07:59 AM
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Nice! What were the camera/lens settings?
Borek
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Jul10-12, 09:06 AM
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ISO 100, f 8, time around 30" (actually I was using bulb mode, waiting for the lightning and closing the shutter after the flash - edit: checked, 44"), 28 mm. Upper image is already cropped.
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Jul14-12, 10:40 AM
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July 11, 2012 - There was a massive landslide on Lituya Mountain in Alaska's Fairweather Mountains.

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com...-frosting10200

Drake Olson owns and operates a flying service up in that area if one wants to visit.
http://www.flydrake.com/2011/04/mt-e...s-ski-support/

He shot some photos of the landslide (apparentely after the fact) from the air.

Some amazing scenery up that way.


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