Lightning over Lake Comus (lightning thunderstorm nighttime ). Photo by taddarkprince
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Lightning over Lake Comus

Uploaded by: taddarkprince

Saturday July 23, 2011

Delavan, WI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Took a few shots trying to get my hometown in the background, and light reflecting off the lake in the foreground. Despite there being no wind the water still wasn't flat enough.

Image Width: 3168

Image Length: 4752

Bits per Sample: 8, 8, 8

Photometric Interpretation: RGB

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i

Orientation: top - left

Samples per Pixel: 3

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows

White Point: 0.31, 0.33

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YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 6 sec.

FNumber: f/5.6

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 400

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: -2.62 EV (APEX: 0, 6 sec.)

Aperture: 5.00 EV (f/5.7)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Partial

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 23.0 mm

User Comment:

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Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gamma: 2.20

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InteroperabilityIndex: R03

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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2. taddarkprince
3:54 AM GMT on July 24, 2011
Quoting dixiedaughter:
I am still waiting for my first lightning shot, congratulations, this series is great!


The last two days we've had electrical storms in the area with no rain for an extended period of time that I've been able to exploit :)

Mainly you need a tripod (not 100% necessary, all the ones from 7/22 I didn't have a tripod and just used the car window to support the camera), and just keep doing 2-6 second exposures. Messing with your white balance settings also change the color of the storms/actual bolts :)
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1. dixiedaughter
3:49 AM GMT on July 24, 2011
I am still waiting for my first lightning shot, congratulations, this series is great!
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