Afternoon Thunderstorm 1

We had an afternoon thunderstorm a couple of days ago with some pretty spectacular lightning strikes so I had a crack (no pun intended) at getting some daylight shots of lightning.

It took a while and a lot of trial and error to get the settings right but except for the fact that the lightning wouldn't cooperate and get into the centre of the frame, I didn't think the results were all that bad.

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Your results sir are super! Wowwhee! I would be beyond thrilled to get something let alone something as good as this! Wonderful job and a big fav!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Fantastic. Such a difficult photograph to capture. Well done.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Wow! You nailed this one! I actually thought of you when I saw this thunderstorm in Brisbane on our news - you haven't disappointed me :) fav
posted February 19th, 2018  
This is stunning! I have tried and failed to capture lightening so am very impressed with your beautiful results! Fav!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Wow - such a spectacular image. Fantastic capture.
posted February 19th, 2018  
I would be more than happy with this and perhaps the lightning being off centre adds to the effect
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posted February 19th, 2018  
Brilliant - I have tried to get lightning shots before and never managed it! Never got the settings right. This is really super.
posted February 19th, 2018  
And this one's even better!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Wow fantastic shot!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Wow! Super capture. Fav
posted February 19th, 2018  
Looking at the EXIF, you did all the right things so the result is good. It's so difficult to predict where exactly the next strike will appear.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Wow what a dramatic capture Terry, looks like your setting were spot on judging by your resulting image:)
posted February 19th, 2018  
Well done, very dramatic results. Not sure I would have hung around outside for lightening to strike but it takes all sorts!
posted February 19th, 2018  
wow...great shot!! I believe I missed a great storm the other night. nice to see your photo
posted February 19th, 2018  
This is awesome. You had pink lightning, how cool is that?! Getting lightning strikes is like photographing Orca Whales in Alaska, you have to be quick!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Very impressive
posted February 19th, 2018  
wow! fav
posted February 19th, 2018  
Perfect!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Great capture Terry. I've failed miserably whenever I've tried to shoot lightning, fav :)
posted February 19th, 2018  
Stunning image! fav.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Absolutely awesome!!! Fav of course.
posted February 19th, 2018  
@ellida To catch the lightning, you need the shutter open for as long as possible but the difficulty here was that being daytime, the shot quickly blew out big time. As it was, I still had to do a bit of processing to scale back the light.

And it has only just occurred to me while I was writing this that I should have used my ND8 filter to reduce the daytime light. Duh!!!!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Awesome shot
posted February 19th, 2018  
Technical matters aside - fabulous achievement. Fav
posted February 19th, 2018  
Wonderful capture!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Oh wow, cracking shot Poppo :)
posted February 19th, 2018  
Incredible!
posted February 20th, 2018  
Great result. I have never managed to capture lightning yet.
posted February 20th, 2018  
What a cracker of a shot! Well done.
posted February 21st, 2018  
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