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Offline Pabloako  
#21 Posted : Sunday, 15 September 2019 12:07:28 PM(UTC)
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My goodness Orebound. Absolutely stunning shots. Thank you for sharing them and also for you camera setting.
Brilliant images.
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#22 Posted : Thursday, 19 September 2019 2:35:11 PM(UTC)
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This is what happens when you have the camera setup to take that shot and all of a sudden BANG. You could hear the whole sky crackle, you could feel it, then a massive instant kaboom that just about blew me off the veranda with my wife and 2 daughters letting out a petrified yell/scream. Funny now but at the time it was massive and scared the hell out of me. It blew 2 transformers and we lost power till almost 3:00 am.

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#23 Posted : Thursday, 19 September 2019 8:34:29 PM(UTC)
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Boom! Retina burner right there mate! Well done.
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#24 Posted : Friday, 20 September 2019 7:31:11 PM(UTC)
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Beeeloody hell. That is an impressive photo.
I love it when you get a strike that you can feel (from a sound perspective, not an electricity perspective!)
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#25 Posted : Saturday, 21 September 2019 6:41:03 PM(UTC)
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Hey Orebound. I absolutely love your images. Can I ask what make of camera you use? Does it have to be a few thousand dollars for quality like that, or would a Nikon or Cannon from a high street store manage to take images like that?
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#26 Posted : Saturday, 21 September 2019 7:01:31 PM(UTC)
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WOuld you also say that these gadgets actually work, or is it just a sales page that promises the earth?

https://www.miops.com/blogs/news/how-to-take-the-extraordinary-lightning-photos?gclid=Cj0KCQjwlJfsBRDUARIsAIDHsWoKkNjz_EG35d7y-2jB0fPAIRQV1ISZScv6966W03ZWXYsAF3rN1OMaAo_tEALw_wcB

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#27 Posted : Saturday, 21 September 2019 7:11:31 PM(UTC)
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Hey Orebound. I absolutely love your images. Can I ask what make of camera you use? Does it have to be a few thousand dollars for quality like that, or would a Nikon or Cannon from a high street store manage to take images like that?


Thanks DelBoy I appreciate the kind words.

Absolutely you do not need a hugely expensive camera at all. In fact I would encourage people to invest more in good quality glass well before a better quality camera. I currently shoot mostly with a Sony A6500 which is an APSC sensor mirrorless camera simply because it is small and easy to travel with but many of my images are shot with a Canon 6D.

Obviously I do have some nice lenses but in all honesty excellent quality images can be achieved with your average kit lens once the correct techniques are applied to capturing the images. I tell you now the better photographers will always capture nice images regardless of the equipment they are using.

Cheers

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#28 Posted : Saturday, 21 September 2019 7:17:25 PM(UTC)
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Look I'm not a fan of any sort of lightning trigger to be honest and basically don't use them. Even the best of them tend to miss much of the detail in a bolt during the initiation stage before the trigger can react. Fact is once light starts to fade there is absolutely no need to use a trigger anyway and even in broad daylight there are techniques that will better capture detail in lightning like ND filters etc.

So yeah I can't really comment on that particular device sorry.

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#29 Posted : Saturday, 21 September 2019 7:22:03 PM(UTC)
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That was the first result when I googled "How to take photograph of lightning". I can't see how something could be that quick, as you said, to get all of the action.

I just have a Nikon D5200, which sits in a cupboard for most of the year. I will give the old girl a dust off ready for some storms that hopefully start building soon. I think I had better download the user manual before though and look for a "photography for D'heads book" before I attempt anything.

What lenses do you use?
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#30 Posted : Saturday, 21 September 2019 7:33:41 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DelBoy Go to Quoted Post
That was the first result when I googled "How to take photograph of lightning". I can't see how something could be that quick, as you said, to get all of the action.

I just have a Nikon D5200, which sits in a cupboard for most of the year. I will give the old girl a dust off ready for some storms that hopefully start building soon. I think I had better download the user manual before though and look for a "photography for D'heads book" before I attempt anything.

What lenses do you use?


Good stuff DelBoy, get out there and give it a crack! Honestly it's not as difficult as you might think. Feel free to fire any questions my way and I'll do my best to help.

As for lenses, I best not disclose my overindulgent lens purchases on the forum just in case the wife is reading but lets just say I perhaps have one or two too many BigGrin

Current favorite and probably most used lens is a Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G lens but I also find myself using the Sony 14mm more and more these days.

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#31 Posted : Saturday, 21 September 2019 7:43:00 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Orebound Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: DelBoy Go to Quoted Post
That was the first result when I googled "How to take photograph of lightning". I can't see how something could be that quick, as you said, to get all of the action.

I just have a Nikon D5200, which sits in a cupboard for most of the year. I will give the old girl a dust off ready for some storms that hopefully start building soon. I think I had better download the user manual before though and look for a "photography for D'heads book" before I attempt anything.

What lenses do you use?


Good stuff DelBoy, get out there and give it a crack! Honestly it's not as difficult as you might think. Feel free to fire any questions my way and I'll do my best to help.

As for lenses, I best not disclose my overindulgent lens purchases on the forum just in case the wife is reading but lets just say I perhaps have one or two too many BigGrin

Current favorite and probably most used lens is a Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G lens but I also find myself using the Sony 14mm more and more these days.


Ha ha. Love it. Trade secret and wife secret are the same thing. My wife thinks the new TV costs $500 :-)
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Offline DelBoy  
#32 Posted : Saturday, 21 September 2019 7:46:54 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Orebound. I will charge her up and wait patiently for a storm. No doubt I will have a few questions!

I agree with you not saying what the lenses are. If my wife knew how much I paid for computer gadgets, it would only hurt her feelings, so I don't tell her. LOL

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#33 Posted : Sunday, 22 September 2019 4:52:19 PM(UTC)
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Stunning photos (more works of art) Orebound and ColMait. Keep em' coming and any insider photography tips you have.

Have you had any strikes a bit too close for comfort? I remember when I was a kid playing football and a storm approached and we could feel our hair standing up. It happened for a while and they called off the game.

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#34 Posted : Sunday, 22 September 2019 5:12:07 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NoDrops Go to Quoted Post
Stunning photos (more works of art) Orebound and ColMait. Keep em' coming and any insider photography tips you have.

Have you had any strikes a bit too close for comfort? I remember when I was a kid playing football and a storm approached and we could feel our hair standing up. It happened for a while and they called off the game.


Thanks NoDrops.

This one has been posted previously but I remembered that a mate that was with me captured a bit of video too which gives it a little context.

But yes, plenty closer than this one too unfortunately. Makes you feel alive, until you're not LOL Occupational hazard!

Still image...

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A touch too close!
by Orebound Images, on Flickr

Video from a mate who was with us...

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#35 Posted : Sunday, 22 September 2019 6:26:06 PM(UTC)
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Ha ha. "Holy [censored]" would be my words too. It is amazing how fast it happened and only lasted for a fraction of a second
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