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Mad Aussie
11-25-2012, 05:20 AM
After several years we finally got a decent electrical storm a few night back that was not preceded with photo ruining rain!

My brothers home ...
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Hillbillygirl
11-25-2012, 06:11 AM
Love the lighting in that first shot MA. With the house being lit up just ever so slightly makes this moment captured even more dramatic. Very well done.

Iguanasan
11-25-2012, 09:11 AM
That first one is awesome the way the lightning is spider-webbed all through the clouds. Very, very cool. :thumbup: :thumbup:

Marko
11-25-2012, 10:32 AM
i agree - really dig that first one! lovely sky colour as well.

Realist
11-25-2012, 01:24 PM
Also agree, number one is a great comp and capture.

asnow
11-25-2012, 01:56 PM
Another vote for number 1. As HBG said "With the house being lit up just ever so slightly makes this moment captured even more dramatic"

Mad Aussie
11-25-2012, 04:42 PM
Thank you everyone :)

QuietOne
11-25-2012, 11:05 PM
Another vote for the first one, the sky color and the lighting on the house and cars.

Runmonty
11-25-2012, 11:43 PM
Yep Number 1 for me as well. Love the sky colour. Nice capture.

Mad Aussie
11-25-2012, 11:44 PM
Thanks Q1 and RM :)

ewaizel
11-26-2012, 12:13 AM
Wow so difficult to capture. #1 is also my favorite. Can I ask for how long you had to leave the shutter open to capture these?

Mad Aussie
11-26-2012, 03:07 AM
Thanks ewaizel.

There are two ways I do this ... 1 is I simply use the timer only anything from 10 secs through to 30 secs depending on how frequent the lightning ... or 2 ... I use a remote and Bulb setting and sit there with it open until I think I have the shot.

It should be noted that I while waiting for the lightning I used a very powerful LED light to 'paint' in the house and cars.