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Some Lightning Pictures
« on: 10 / June / 2008, 00:23:32 »
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alright had a big storm earlier, and there was tons of lightning. i wish i would have started recording earlier as i kind of caught the end of it, but here are a few pictures i caught. These are the only ones that turned out and i wish i had better ones but this still proves that with CHDK you can take lightning shots durring the day! :D









They're grainy because i tried to use an iso of 200, which was a bad idea. it seems like it was too quick and only getting the beginning of the bolt. i should have used a longer shutter speed. ohwell i know that much for the next storm we get :)

tell me what you guys think! :D
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Re: Some Lightning Pictures
« Reply #1 on: 10 / June / 2008, 02:53:22 »
I've been trying to get Fast MD to work in my A570.  What mode is best for Lighting or any fast capturing?

Re: Some Lightning Pictures
« Reply #2 on: 10 / June / 2008, 05:41:45 »
very cool dude!!! trying to get some of them myself, not had much luck yet :)

Re: Some Lightning Pictures
« Reply #3 on: 10 / June / 2008, 07:51:53 »
FANTASTIC!
Hand held?

Can I have your permission to use your photos (with credit, of course) in a wiki "pictorial"?
There are a handful of others' photos scattered about here on the forum, and there seems to be a great deal of interest interest. I would like to ask everyone for permission to list the MD settings that they used beside their pictures. It would be nice to have them all consolidated in one spot on the wiki, I think.


Whoa-Hey! Careful where you point that thing. You're gonna shoot someone!

http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/DoF_Stacking


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Re: Some Lightning Pictures
« Reply #4 on: 10 / June / 2008, 11:02:20 »
thanks everyone! to answer your question psychokitty yes you can use those pictures. I'm not too impressed as i had the iso set too high so they look grainy and bad, and i had my shutter speed too fast as it was only capturing the very beginning of the strike. My camera is too fast lol!! As for being handheld, it was on a tripod, i was sitting inside a building watching it through a window so i wouldnt get struck by lightning lol.

As for settings, i used the MdLightning6 script with all the stock settings. I used chdk to override the nd filter state to close it so the screen would be darker when it was detecting, thus seeing the bolts better (these were mid day shots). Then i just brightened them back up in photoshop.

I cant wait until next time now that i've figured it all out :-D
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Re: Some Lightning Pictures
« Reply #5 on: 02 / July / 2008, 15:01:43 »
My first try with Lightnings:


 
(ISO 80, F 8.0)
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Re: Some Lightning Pictures
« Reply #6 on: 02 / July / 2008, 15:53:18 »
I've not seen a bolt of lightning in the UK for years!!  Yeah, we get some thunder showers in the summer, and sometimes you can see the sky light up; but i've not seen a bolt in ages!!  When I was growing up we used to get really bad storms in Cumbria, UK.

Winge over... great shots!
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Re: Some Lightning Pictures
« Reply #7 on: 02 / July / 2008, 17:09:25 »
Hej,
Yeah damned yesterday I heard the storm coming, turned the pc off, got my cam ready... but it didn't come right here and went away then :/
IMO only the last picture you can do so. with, but needs cropping. And yeah too bad it is 200 ISO.


Re: Some Lightning Pictures
« Reply #8 on: 02 / July / 2008, 17:46:24 »
Joshatdot,

Try manual mode, or maybe Tv mode.  Put manual focus on and set to infinity.  Set the iso low to reduce noise.  Use a shutter speed between 1-4 seconds, and adjust arperture for exposer ( or let camera do it if in Tv mode)

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Re: Some Lightning Pictures
« Reply #9 on: 03 / July / 2008, 00:58:55 »
We finally had some real lighting here in the PNW!! (Pacific North West) and I got the script working great!

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