Thunderbolts in the sky by rickvohra

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This is my first attempt to capture lightning. Luckily the sky pounded with massive streaks of thunderbolts everywhere. Next time I’ll choose a better location :P


  • FarmDog
    FarmDogover 4 years ago

    Wow… turned out great. May I ask what your camera settings were? I’d have no clue how to take this type of photo…

  • Thanks Jessica! You sure may ask and i’ll be glad to help:P

    I suppose the most important part was a remote control. I mostly shoot in complete manual mode and this time had set the shutter on bulb. I set aperture to f/5.6 and pointed the tripod to the most happening place in the sky :)

    I tried exposure times between 8 – 15 seconds with ISO set to 100. Next time I intend to try a longer exposure (3 – 5 minutes) with a lower aperture (f/11 or something) :D

    – rickvohra

  • FarmDog
    FarmDogover 4 years ago

    Gosh, I’ve got so much to learn. Manual mode still scares me a little, especially if there’s a chance of missing the shot if I spend too much time fiddling around. Always good to have a new reason to experiment, though… thanks for the help! :o)

  • Your welcome Jessica :)

    I feel more flexible working with the manual mode now, but had similar apprehensions before I got used to it. you should fool around a little and you might just like it! I’ll mail you a few interesting links relating to this subject :)

    – rickvohra

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago

    Excellent! "*Thank you for your submission to the Just Fun Group.* ":

  • :)

    – rickvohra

  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 4 years ago

    Hell yeah!! Great shot!!

  • Thanks Gene!

    – rickvohra

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago
  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 4 years ago

    Beauty! Far better than my first attempt! Well done!

  • Thanks Daniel, the ones in your profile are quiet excellent :)

    – rickvohra

  • D Byrne
    D Byrneover 4 years ago

    Excellent first attempt, better than mine too.

  • Thanks Drec, that means a lot :)

    – rickvohra

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago

    fabulous capture

  • Thank you very much :)

    – rickvohra

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 4 years ago

    What a capture Rick! I tried this in the days of film and got 32 black skies LOL

    Well done indeed!!

  • Thank you very much Tainia! you should give digital a go! :P

    – rickvohra

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 4 years ago

    wow! fantastic timing – great shot, rick!

  • Thank you very much Nadine! :)

    – rickvohra

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