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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Setting up for my "lightning"shoot I forgot that the camera
was on an extended exposure!
There is NOTHING like a Highveld electrical storm...
These images were shot from a property in Muldersdrift.
But the driving rain was putting spots on my lens
So I was forced to prop the front door open and shoot from inside
The major problem was a security light almost directly in front of me lens...
but with some cropping, i was able to get rid of that.
All the images were shot using a Pentax K5 mounted on a tripod
18-55mm Samsung lens on manual setting
Because of the amount of sheet lightning I was able to shoot at ISO 200
When shooting lightning, remember SAFETY FIRST!
Don't make yourself a target...
The security light was reflecting of the rain coming off the roof
I chose one focal point due to aforementioned security light
to my right and trees to my left
And then, with all the interior lights off and a burger in hand,
I just kept firing away
When the time between flashes became more that 5 minutes
I decided it was time to call it a night
I am hoping for another storm!
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and may not be used without permission
10/30/2012 07:28:00 AM
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