Fishing with Rod Discussion Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Author Topic: Lightnings  (Read 1590 times)

Rodney

  • Administrator
  • Old Timer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11645
  • Where's my strike indicator?
    • Fishing with Rod
Lightnings
« on: June 29, 2009, 04:23:59 PM »

DragonSpeed

  • Global Moderator
  • Old Timer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2937
  • Less Computer Time - More fishing Time...yes YOU!
    • My Pictures
Re: Lightnings
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 11:21:15 PM »

Nice - I hate Vancouver - we don't get any good electrical storms :(

Keener

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 59
Re: Lightnings
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 08:34:34 AM »

Someone must have some nice shots on the last lightning storm....
Logged

Shooter

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 63
Re: Lightnings
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 08:48:38 AM »

wow... nice shot rod!  How does one go about photographing lightning?  i have heard that you actually have to take the picture before the strike occurs??
Logged

DragonSpeed

  • Global Moderator
  • Old Timer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2937
  • Less Computer Time - More fishing Time...yes YOU!
    • My Pictures
Re: Lightnings
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 03:19:02 PM »

wow... nice shot rod!  How does one go about photographing lightning?  i have heard that you actually have to take the picture before the strike occurs??

Option A)

1) Tripod
2) High F-Number (due to 2 and not wanting to have other lights kill the shot)
3) Long exposure
4) Luck

Option B)

Shoot when you see the first flash.. there's usually another one at the same time/slightly offset in time/space.

Shooter

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 63
Re: Lightnings
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 02:36:12 PM »

haha... with option B would you use the auto setting or night scene???
Logged

DragonSpeed

  • Global Moderator
  • Old Timer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2937
  • Less Computer Time - More fishing Time...yes YOU!
    • My Pictures
Re: Lightnings
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 03:11:40 PM »

haha... with option B would you use the auto setting or night scene???
If your camera only has "fixed settings" try "sports" or maybe landscape.

Every Day

  • Subscriber
  • Old Timer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1844
Re: Lightnings
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 09:25:07 PM »

My olympus had a lightening option...
Really missing my camera right now  :'(
Logged

Rodney

  • Administrator
  • Old Timer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11645
  • Where's my strike indicator?
    • Fishing with Rod
Re: Lightnings
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2009, 11:29:45 PM »

For that first photo I took, I actually used a fast shutter speed and just clicked as soon as I spotted a lightning.

I was quite bummed to miss the opportunity to take some photos of last Saturday night's event. These are the best ones I've seen on the net so far, not sure if everyone can see this link:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/album.php?aid=128781&id=564958054&ref=share

Shooter

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 63
Re: Lightnings
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 12:23:44 PM »

If your camera only has "fixed settings" try "sports" or maybe landscape.

i have a sony DSLR A200... just dont know how to use it properly yet!  i know i can change a whole bunch of things but it does have pre sets as well!  i think it has like A, S, M, P as options as well or something along those lines....
Logged

Jaws

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 87
Re: Lightnings
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009, 08:47:50 AM »

Great shot!
Logged