Taken at Lightning Ridge N.S.W. on the 02.11.07 at 10:12pm This was the same night, and just before I got Club Strike. Again, this definitely was a night to remember though I wish I had ear plugs in at the time!
this one looks really clear. I don't have much luck with lightning. :/ I don't have the patience for it, and I haven't seen many storms where I am lately that has enough good lightning to bother. After awhile, I started just using the camcorder setting on my camera, even though it's not good quality.
Thank you. Yes this was taken using an old Nikon Coolpix 8700 way back in the early days of point and shoot digital cameras. So you really don't need such a good camera for the start. My friend used a tiny $200 Olympus (in 2004-2005) and got some terrific lightning photos.
It definitely requires a lot of patience and practice! We all have good storms and not so good storms to work with. I enjoy just being out in the weather when we get it. If I can get a photo or two then that's just a nice bonus
Hi Evan, I took this way back when with my old Nikon Coolpix 8700 (now gathering dust in a cupboard).
I recall the EXIF would have been something like a 4 or 8 second exposure, f/2.8, 50ISO. This is usually what I had the Nikon set at all the time. That Nikon had a very dark picture which turned out great for close lightning work!
I recall three strikes hitting right in front of me just after this. I caught two and missed one. The best of those few CG that hit would be my Club Strike photo [link]