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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!
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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Syndyne Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
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 :)

Thanks comment my friend :wave:
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Photographer
Sick CG barrage! What were you stopped down to to avoid over-exposure? Looks like they were pretty close, I'm really surprised there isn't a strike going right to the heart of that tower =D
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
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! :D

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]

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djpuffnstuff Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wicked, dude.
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Thanks very much Greg!

Your comments are always appreciated my friend :D

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djpuffnstuff Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Not a problem, man. Just keep the good stuff coming. :)
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Blights Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   Photographer
Amazing shot! :D
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Hi Blights,

First off welcome to DA! I look forward to seeing your work.

Thanks very much for the comment also!

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Blights Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   Photographer
Thank you, I really like it here :aww:

You're very welcome :D
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