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Skywatcher
07-08-2008, 07:38 AM
Decided to try something different last night as the light show started and never tried anything like this before.

Could only use the 100-300 zoom lens as I have a light pollution filter in place in the body of the SLR and that was not the time to be fiddling with it.

This meant the area of sky visible was very small-

Also focussing was a nightmare ( as you can see)

No idea at all on settings so flew blind

Out of 100 shots managed 3 forks all blurry unfortunately - if anyone has any tips I am all ears

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/light1.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/light2.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/light3.jpg

mumof2
07-08-2008, 07:39 AM
nice! i wish i'd got my camera out now - it was a pretty big storm. :shocked025:

Wendy
07-08-2008, 07:40 AM
Nice photos :D We had rain, rain and more rain :rolleyes008:

Dawn
07-08-2008, 07:49 AM
The storm was cool. We sat in the dark and watched the lightening all around us. :D

keith
07-08-2008, 08:59 AM
nice photos! we just had rain too :(

Dizneyblonde
07-08-2008, 09:08 AM
We had no thunder and lightening just as Wendy said more rain :(

keith
07-08-2008, 11:36 AM
Also focussing was a nightmare ( as you can see)

No idea at all on settings so flew blind

Out of 100 shots managed 3 forks all blurry unfortunately - if anyone has any tips I am all ears


I dont know if its the same as normal because of that filter thing. If Im taking lightning photos I put the camera into manual, focus on infinity (realising that infinity usually isnt with the focus ring turned FULLY, it's usually a notch back), medium f stop to get a reasonable depth of field, and a longish exposure on a tripod to capture the bursts but without getting so much light that you lose the darkness of the sky

ukwdwnut
07-08-2008, 01:29 PM
we had a great storm, loads of lightning, wish i took some shots now



keith explain how you set focus to infinity plz`

Skywatcher
07-08-2008, 07:29 PM
manual focus wind the focu ring right to the right as far s it can go - now this should be infinty but for some reason it isn't and on canon lenses you have to ease it back just a little - try focusing on a plane a far away light or the moon