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Lightning Over Water

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I took this photo the other night while i was home in WI. its taken from almost the same spot as [link] and is almost the same angle. as you can see this is a perfect spot for watching storms

Nagawicka Lake - Delafield, Wisconsin

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gallophome's avatar
haha I used to go to Nagawicka all the time
Great shot!
Azzeria's avatar
Hello :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal: [link]

Have a wonderful day!
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thanks so much!
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and again, your welcome
joseyjou's avatar
i love looking at this, there is surprisingly a lot going on in this pic!!!! congratulations!!!:w00t:
ANTAGONIST-88's avatar
Oh man! Stalkin' through your gallery and I found this, AMAZING! Not to mention this is near my own home! Crazy!
Anon0131's avatar
That is beautiful. Great shot
leiaah's avatar
Just... wow.

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Frostbrood's avatar
really amazing, theyre no word !
i want to learn manipulation pls:(
chicoflaco's avatar
how did you click at the exact moment?!
kiwigrass's avatar
absolutely magnificent!!
AnnoyingRooster's avatar
there must have been a strong wind underneath those clouds to have made them that smooth or something lol
DrewHopper's avatar
I've commented this before but I'm wondering if you have any advice about shooting lightning shots? :)
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the technique i use for shooting lightning (and im sure it varies depending on who you ask) is like this...

first find your focus point... if its a bright night or the lightning is enough to temporarily light the scene than you can just focus like that. otherwise set your focus to infinity.

next set your aperature to somewhere between 2.8 and 5.6... depending on the light at the time. this is something youll probably have to just experiment with to get your best results.

use a shutter release cable and set your camera to bulb...

click the shutter and hold it down until you see a flash of lightning.. once the lightning strikes immediately release the shutter.

this is the easiest way ive found to shoot lightning and like i said before im sure there are a million techniques out there. your shots will vary depending on how long you have the shutter open for, but if its a dark enough night you can pretty much keep the shutter open until you see some lightning.

hope that helps! good luck
DrewHopper's avatar
Sounds easier enough. I am wondering how to set the focus to infinity? I've heard of it before but not quite sure how to do so.

Thanks for your help :)
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