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JustDucky 9 8 Canada
4 May 2011 2:55AM
fascinating shot......hope to get a shot just as fine as yours.......excellent
Tammy
PhillipMinnis 10 94 4 Australia
4 May 2011 3:22AM
A very 'striking' image.....pardon the pun! Smile


Cheers

Phil
zapar40 10 66 5 Wales
4 May 2011 6:26AM
welcome to epz, this is nicely captured.
ant.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
4 May 2011 6:32AM
Very good capture of the lightening strike: well timed shot. I see this is your first posting, Simon. Keep up the good work, mate.
Ronnie.
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 7:21AM
Very well captured.
mattw 16 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 8:09AM
Well done for placing the lightning strike directly on the third ... or rather, commanding god to place it directly on the third!

The sunset colours really lift this.
Simon123 9 9
4 May 2011 5:28PM
Thanks everyone.

As for timing, It's just a long exposure aimed at an active cell. All you can do is expose for the ambient, keeping your shutter open for as long as possible. Even if you do all you can to increase your chances, there is certainly a large element of luck in any lightening shot. Lightening isn't really my thing, I try to avoid it, but this storm rolled past my porch so how could I not grab my tripod and camera.
13 May 2011 5:28AM
Great Shot Simon! I hope you'll post more pictures.

Tom

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