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  • Lightning over Perth 1-3-2017

    Long lasting storms over Perth and surrounds last night. One really deafening strike at 7:30. This would have woken up the whole city. It was like a long slow whip cracking sound at 1000 times louder. You could here dogs going berserk all over the neighbourhood. I took this from my driveway hand held using Bulb mode which never fails to get lightning shots. You just set the widest angle on the lens (this was the Tamron 16-300), focus to infinity, point to where the action is and hold the shutter button down. As soon as you see the lightning, quickly release the shutter. This was taken on one of those old fashioned cameras called a DSLR, soon to become extinct thanks to phonie cameras. HaHa.

    Canon EOS 7D | 26 sec | | F 16 | ISO 100 | 16 mm | Spot Metering | Bulb Mode
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    IShootACanon

    Web: isacimages.com.au
    "Don't touch". Must be the scariest thing to read in braille!

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  • #2
    A few amps there. Spectacular for a single event.
    Better a full bottle in front of me
    than a full frontal lobotomy.
    Hans

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    • #3
      Very Impressive!! I wouldn't have thought of hand holding - but it makes sense.
      Alan

      Still trying to make the ordinary look extraordinary

      D7000 | D90 | Coolpix S31 | iPhone 6s | Mac

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      • #4
        Thanks guys. Hand holding is a lot easier than tripod set up. I just hold the camera on my chest, hold the shutter button down and point in the general direction of where I think the strike will happen. At 16mm you can cover a big area of the sky. This time it was all in the same place for a fair while. As I said before, just release the shutter as soon as the sky lights up. KISS principle I suppose.
        IShootACanon

        Web: isacimages.com.au
        "Don't touch". Must be the scariest thing to read in braille!

        My Gear
        Proudly supporting Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre

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        • #5
          Excellent shot and it was quite a storm, skylights were working like a Disco.
          HAPPY PENTAX USER

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          • Isac
            Isac commented
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            Nasty clap of thunder and lightning for sure, did it wake you up?
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