Saturday, August 25, 2007

Lightning in Orlando

I thought by posting this image it might give us some storms in our area because we need rain.
Some people look at my photos of lightning and say,"Wow you sure are quick with a camera to catch that!" Well guess what, it is the opposite of what they think. Lightning shots are captured by some of the slowest shutter speeds. By using a tripod and the B (bulb) setting on your shutter speed ,the lightning takes a picture of itself so to speak. In this photograph I held the shutter open long enough until the lightning flashed then I ended the exposure. I had the lens set at f-5.6 and the exposure was determined by the lightning itself. By the way, I was on the top floor of a tall hotel shooting through a window.

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