Lightning shots!

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Lightning shots!
« on: 24 / June / 2008, 10:25:32 »
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Hi

I recently had a chance to capture a couple of amazing lightning shots using motion detection, and I wanted to share my results with the community. 

See the pictures here: Lightning at Cypemort Point on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I shot the pictures on a Cannon A650 IS, using allbest's build.  I used fudgey's fast motion detection script, (Fast MD with burst/preview mode), which works wonderfully.  I used a very small threshold of about 6.  I shoot in RAW mode, and had to increase the delay to stop it from shooting continously.  I set the camera in full manual, focus to infinity, a small Av, ISO 80, and 2-4 sec exposure.

Enjoy the shot, and any comments/criticism is appreciated!
« Last Edit: 24 / June / 2008, 16:26:36 by cryptomega »

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Offline Pauls9

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Re: Lightning shots!
« Reply #1 on: 24 / June / 2008, 10:57:18 »
That's a fantastic capture. With CHDK you caught not only the lightning, but a great sunset too. Congrats!

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Re: Lightning shots!
« Reply #2 on: 24 / June / 2008, 12:30:08 »
Now that's pretty spectacular! :D

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Offline fe50

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Re: Lightning shots!
« Reply #3 on: 24 / June / 2008, 14:15:13 »
Hi cryptomega,

that's one of the best lightning photos i've ever seen - really great !


Re: Lightning shots!
« Reply #4 on: 24 / June / 2008, 16:16:35 »
Thanks for the comments, and thank you fudgey for the great script.

Re: Lightning shots!
« Reply #5 on: 24 / June / 2008, 16:24:44 »
Great picture!

There is a couple of versions of that script,wich one did you use?

Re: Lightning shots!
« Reply #6 on: 24 / June / 2008, 22:21:14 »
That's so unbelievable that it doesn't even look real!

Great job! That's a photo you'll be proud of for the rest of your life!
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Offline mx3

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Re: Lightning shots!
« Reply #7 on: 25 / June / 2008, 01:02:40 »
It's so perfect that I don't believe it is real.

I like the fact that it could not be done without my work too :-)
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Re: Lightning shots!
« Reply #8 on: 25 / June / 2008, 02:51:22 »
amazing colors also!

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Offline carlos

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Re: Lightning shots!
« Reply #9 on: 25 / June / 2008, 13:17:14 »
The composition  :o  ... (considering the random nature of lightening) ... perfect in-frame dance!


 

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