Thunderstorm in Germany

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Hi.

I saw a thunderstorm yesterday afternoon. The temperature dropped from about 27 to 13 degrees centigrade within 20 minutes.

Due to the daylight (and the lack of a ND-filter) I needed f/22 and ISO-setting Low -1 on my D300, giving me 1/3 to 1/4 of a second aperture time.

I hope you like the results.

C&C is always welcome.

Regards,

Mattes


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Nice pics

I like the first shot the best. Have you considered lightening the area around where the two bolts contacts the ground, this might give it a more eerie effect, but JMO they are excellent!!!
 
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Images #1 and #2, are awesome. Great captures your timing was outstanding.
 
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Thanks everybody for your kind words.

I just ordered a grey filter (ND4) - I hope I can provide some better material in the future.

Regards,

Mattes
 
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Very nice, you were pointing your camera at the right time. Amazingly, the lightning here in the U.S looks very much like the lightning in Germany :>)
 
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Sometimes

Sometimes when reading the news, it seems like Europe and U.S. would be on different planets. It's things like this that remind they both really are on the same rock. :eek::biggrin:

From California:

Sometimes I think "Mother Earth" gets the infamous "mailbox full" greeting when trying to send us a wake up call. Where else in the Universe does the population have to watch "reality tv" to believe they are experiencing it???...hummm:rolleyes::smile::smile::smile:
 
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Impressive! Just out of curiosity (as I played with the idea to shoot thunderstorms as well some time ago): Did you contiously triggered the shutter in the hope to get some lightning in the end or what else was your approach?
I guess the keeper rate would be rather low that way. (But also cannot think of any better way to do it)
 
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Great daytime lightning shots! That first bolt has a nice symmetry. Good idea about Low -1, I needed some slower shutter speeds the other day (moving water), and completely forgot about that setting.
 
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Excellent series of shots, brave too! Too close for comfort :D

Gary.
 

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