badyl - Oct 30, 2007 1:07 pm - Voted 10/10wow!!
this picture is quite 'striking':))
Ivona - Oct 30, 2007 1:12 pm - Voted 10/10awesome!
I love storms and lightnings:)
Dan Dalton - Oct 30, 2007 9:27 pm - Voted 10/10Re: awesome!
Except when on top of a mountain!
Ivona - Nov 1, 2007 3:24 pm - Voted 10/10Re: awesome!
of course:)) I love watching them when I'm completely out of danger;)
Dan Dalton - Oct 30, 2007 9:27 pm - Voted 10/10Amazing!!!
How do you capture and image like this? I have always wondered how this is done. Nice shot,
MarshallS - Oct 31, 2007 3:41 am - Voted 10/10Re: Amazing!!!
Use a tripod, open the shutter, and wait. I've never had much luck though. Usually by the time the good bolts are visible it starts raining into the lens.
Probably not a good idea to try for a shot like this while climbing a mountain! Unless you've made a pact with Zeus.
IdahoSummits - Nov 13, 2007 12:52 pm - Hasn't votedRe: Amazing!!!
Actually, John did not use a tripod. But the key is that you have to be lucky and have the shutter open longer.
Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Oct 31, 2007 6:59 am - Voted 10/10The Best
Lightning photo I ever saw, truly impressive!
johnloguk - Oct 31, 2007 10:28 am - Voted 10/10very very
very good! I've tried to get this sort of image a few times, but like you said usually end up with it raining before the lightning gets to the right place.
MarshallS - Nov 4, 2007 6:05 pm - Voted 10/10Re: very very
I think it also helps to live in an area that has good storms.
It has to be dry enough so that there isn't too much low clouds and rain obscuring the view but enough heat and humidity for strong electrified storms.
rdmc - Oct 31, 2007 5:50 pm - Voted 10/10Incredible shot!
I try lightning pics when a storm brews, but never have had much luck. Great shot!
CBoldt1010 - Oct 31, 2007 7:32 pm - Voted 10/10Very nice!
Yep open shutter, you can see a slight motion blur in the tree from it being open for a short period. GREAT shot and rare to capture!
lilmantis - Nov 7, 2007 2:37 am - Voted 10/10GREAT SHOT
John is a very patient man. Hats off to his wait!
SFMountaineer - Nov 7, 2007 4:55 pm - Voted 10/10Question
Amazing photo! What ISO/Aperture did you use and how did you know what would expose the shot correctly without anything to meter?
donhaller3 - Nov 9, 2007 4:52 pm - Voted 10/10Excellent
Re questions about exposure try time exposure with tightest aperture. Bolts between the camera and the horizon or behind the camera can overexpose the ground, I assume you want it black. Turn it off when you think you got a good one and try again. Experiment--do a lot of em. Have never tried in daylight.
Aspen - Nov 10, 2007 6:14 pm - Voted 10/10Purple Sky
Was the sky really that purple? Excellent shot though!
IdahoSummits - Nov 13, 2007 12:49 pm - Hasn't votedRe: Purple Sky
Yes, the sky was that color. This photo was not altered in any way. Thanks for the compliment.
Aspen - Nov 14, 2007 1:15 am - Voted 10/10Re: Purple Sky
TOTALLY AMAZING!!! TOTALLY STUNNING!!!
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