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Anger - lightning 6 by MilchstrabeSTern Anger - lightning 6 by MilchstrabeSTern
Heres a series of photos, this is photo 6, Anger.

Wow you guys, I totally was not expecting this!!! We just got a Digital Rebel under a week ago for a variety of purposes. I was looking foward to using it durring the monsoon season because we get maybe 2-4 weeks of the ENTIRE year too shoot lightning here in the phoenix area. Well its been 110 + here for over a week ( it was 122 driving home on the freeway the other day). Anyways i was thinking, "wow I get only a only 2-4 weeks too shoot lightning for the entire year.... how much does that suck!" Well tonight I was given a pleasent surprise, I was driving over to a friends house to pick up something and I saw lightning to the south, and it was coming closer. So I thought maybe i can get a few pictures, even if it is god knows how many miles away. So eventually i went down to the wash and set up my digital rebel on a tripod and man, this lightning was all around me, and it was getting closer and closer!!!! I really didn't want to leave! I eventually did after getting 6-7 GREAT shots!!! I'm very happy that i was given such a an excellent light show so early in the season!

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Exposure: 4-6 sec (longer exposures pick up too much city light and it gets nasty orange, if I counter this and make the f higher, it doesnt pick up the lightning as well)
F-stop: 6.3
Lense: 18-55 mm (when i first went out i walked out with the 80-200mm and had to go back lol)


The city can be retarded when doing long exposures like this, do yo guys have any suggestion so i can make my exposure longer, without getting the nasty city glow, and by keeping the visabilitiy of the lightning?
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:iconvilenro:
Vilenro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
May I use this picture as a background for one of mine???
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:iconjlfeclipse:
JLFEclipse Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What was your ISO?
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deserthaze Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
*whistles* What a shot!!! Incredible! I would have loved to watch THAT lightning show! =D
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Artist
INSANE...GREAT SHOT!!!!:firelite-photo:
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theworldisimaginary Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
This is amazing. <3
Do you have a bigger one of this? (:
I'd love it as my myspace background, if you don't mind.
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Added to "Lightning" Collection here [link]
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misinterpret Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
oh god..dats awsum:D
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This actually strikes fear into my heart, and normally I'm pretty brave about lightning ...
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Reborn-atheist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
a slow iso will help reduce ambeint light
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MilchstrabeSTern Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Indeed. That was way back when I just got into photographing lightning. I didn't even think I'd get any that night.
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