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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 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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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 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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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 Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wicked, dude.
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Thanks very much Greg!

Your comments are always appreciated my friend :D

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djpuffnstuff Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Not a problem, man. Just keep the good stuff coming. :)
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Blights Sep 7, 2010   Photographer
Amazing shot! :D
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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 Sep 7, 2010   Photographer
Thank you, I really like it here :aww:

You're very welcome :D
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