Monday, August 9, 2010
Taken in Denver, CO.
Camera: Nikon D700
Exposure: 4 seconds
Focal Length: 24 mm (Tokina 12-24mm f/4)
ISO Speed: 200
I don't know why I haven't tried this before, to start with it was actually pretty easy to dial in exposure settings. There was quite a bit of ambient city light (orange sodium vapor streetlights) so I ended up keeping the shutter/aperture low enough to knock down the ambient yet just long enough to catch some full bolts of lightning.
Once exposure was set, I locked in the view I wanted with my wide angle zoom, locked the tripod down and took sequences of 4-second-long shots and crossed my fingers that I caught lightning.
Have you captured lightning on film? Share your links (and tips) in the comments!
Posted by calanan at 8/09/2010 05:57:00 PM