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Uploaded by: astrophotographer

Wednesday September 11, 2013

Oamaru, New Zealand

Caption: At long last a lightning storm. High wind speeds, 100kph, and a thunderstorm to boot. Great, I could now try my new devices, and lightning detector, works well, and the lightning trigger for my camera. As you can see from the photos it worked a treat.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 40D

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1 sec.

FNumber: f/4.0

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 1000

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Shutter speed: 0.00 EV (APEX: 1, 1 sec.)

Aperture: 4.00 EV (f/4.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.62 EV (f/3.5)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 10.0 mm

SubsecTime: 00

SubSecTimeOriginal: 00

SubSecTimeDigitized: 00

Color Space: Uncalibrated

PixelXDimension: 1500

PixelYDimension: 913

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4438.36

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4445.97

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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2. astrophotographer
8:12 PM GMT on September 11, 2013
No damage here but the limbs of a few trees were fallen. Had to ride the motorbike home in the wind but luckily I tucked in behind a truck that sheltered me...
the trigger device is the "Lightning Trigger". I was testing it for the first time and it worked well...need a few more storms to come this way...
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1. fotomacc
9:30 AM GMT on September 11, 2013
Nice couple of shots Tony. Hope you did not suffer any damage. It looked pretty bad further north.
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I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. A surprise celebration awaited me at work the other day, to mark my 50 years in Radiography, a long time in one profession, but an enjoyable time and would I choose the same path in life, yes I would. I have met many wonderful people even though their time on this planet was limited, they have been a person I will remember fondly.At last I have acquired a Canon 5D Mkii. It has been a dream of mine for a while to have a full frame digital camera. The wide angle lenses are great and cover the 180 degrees I have longed for when photographing the aurora. The definition if the photos is quite amazing and I am very pleased with the results. Keep an eye out for some more photos.

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