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Some lightning pictures taken with SDM and Fudgey's motion detection script

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Taken this evening from inside my living room, I used SDM and Fudgey's motion detection script with default settings.









For full resolution, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/fvdk3d/


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Wow those are some great shots!
Really great considering they came from your living room.
Fudgey's script is wonderful, it  has worked great for me as well.

Wow !

Horizontal lightning   :)

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Nice!

Went with the electric blue of Tungsten WB, I see. I still can't decide if I like the pinker/purplier of Daylight / Cloudy WB more. (OK it's a new word, purplier, go with it) I used to try to approximate actual WB, since in the city there's so much light pollution, mostly high pressure sodiums and metal halides, but even to this day, mercury vapor lamps, so you have plenty of color temperature sources... but the images come out less dramatic, and come on, it's lightning. :b

As it stands I tend to alternate. I've considered changing MDFB to rotate WB setting every shot... hey why not, right?
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Nice!

Went with the electric blue of Tungsten WB, I see.

Thanks :-)

The camera was actually in P-mode on Auto WB. Some earlier pictures that I took of lightning had a more purple tone but I personally like these better.

Frans

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As it stands I tend to alternate. I've considered changing MDFB to rotate WB setting every shot... hey why not, right?

Not a bad idea if your storms have enough lightnings to catch tons of photos :)

I don't often shoot RAW, but for lightning catching I do use DNG whenever I remember. You get full control over the original colors, which really are hard to predict when the scene is illuminated by a lightning bolt...

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Nice!

Went with the electric blue of Tungsten WB, I see.

Thanks :-)

The camera was actually in P-mode on Auto WB. Some earlier pictures that I took of lightning had a more purple tone but I personally like these better.

Frans
I was going to ask what Aperture and shutter speeds  you used  but I see  you had set it for  P-mode.
 I didn't think the camera would be able to react quickly enough to set the exposure?
That is really great.

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Nice!

Went with the electric blue of Tungsten WB, I see.

Thanks :-)

The camera was actually in P-mode on Auto WB. Some earlier pictures that I took of lightning had a more purple tone but I personally like these better.

Frans
I was going to ask what Aperture and shutter speeds  you used  but I see  you had set it for  P-mode.
 I didn't think the camera would be able to react quickly enough to set the exposure?
That is really great.

The camera sets the exposure on half press of the shutter and than keeps those settings at full press which starts the script.
In this case, the exposure was 1 second at f/2.6

Frans


nice shots!
some interesting groups you are in, at flickr ;)

 

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