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Intense | by EskimoFlyGirl - LIGHTNING Chaser
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Intense

I knew this storm was coming and like a kid waiting for Christmas, I did't sleep well waiting for it to arrive. The rumbles of thunder were calling me to get my butt out of bed at 1:10am and watch the show. After about a half-hour I went back to bed zzZZzz!!!

 

Took 259 shots. Out of that, 24 were potentials and 5 seemed the best, then finals were just these 3.

 

I have a feeling this will be it for lightning for a while - the weather pattern seem to have slowed now that the hurricane season in the South has started. Unless, they come in through the Gulf coast to bring the weather further inland. Maybe in a couple weeks there might be some more.

 

(Only photoshop processing done - cropped & darkened)

 

Learning/Trying new settings:

RAW

Bulb (one exposure)

F/5.6

ISO L0.3

Light Balance - Cloudy

Active D-Lighting - High

High ISO Noise Reduction On

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Taken on August 25, 2011