Cronulla Lightning Bolt by David Haworth

Canon 5D3 and Canon 16-35L ND9 Filter F22 and 100ISO series of two second exposures with the remote lock down scored me my first lightning shot.Woke up at 3pm ( nana nap ) and word on FB was that storms were warned for Sydney..checked the radar and this was 20 mins away so hi tailed it to the Cronulla peninsular! Looking across th Port Hacking River to Bundeena and the Royal National Park

Rather take photos and do most other things. I travel Australia for work and get more opportunities than most Sydney siders to see beautiful parts of Australia

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  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture David. Love the moody sky. Congratulations on the lightning bolt.

  • Thanks Christina It wasa nice slow moving well defined front for once

    – David Haworth

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 2 years ago

    Great capture David. Love the cell of rain too!

  • Thanks Barbara…. it was a rather attractive beast…. till it hit!

    – David Haworth

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryabout 2 years ago

    Brilliantly captured. How do you know where and when the lightening will strike. It happens so fast.

  • Impossible to pick or get lucky. What you do ( If you don’t have a fancy lightning trigger sensor ) is put a dark filter on and stop down till you get a 1.6 or 2 second exposure….. then set the cam to multi shot and lock down the shutter remote button… Cam continuously takes photos…. I took 435 to get 3 usuable lighting shots but it wasn’t a very active storm electrically.

    – David Haworth

  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 2 years ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • timpr
    timprabout 2 years ago

    Great image David !!!

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryabout 2 years ago

    Thank you for the information David. Praying for a thunder storm close to home. (Poor Charlie)

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonabout 2 years ago

    Great shot David, I`m heading out there today , would like to get something as good as that.

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks a lot for the feature..preciated!

    – David Haworth

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

  • woohoo thats a first! Thanks!

    – David Haworth

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 2 years ago

    wonderful capture

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