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Catch The Lightning (And Other Fast Events)

 
 
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Posted 10/30/2015   10:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Catch the Lightning (and other fast events)

Here's a photo postcard of lightning over The East River (NYC).

Since lucky timing is tough to arrange, the easy Old School Way to capture lightning was with a long exposure ... note the apparent width of the downward leader, which is actually a record of its instability.

OTOH, to be fair to the photographer, note that the surface of the water still shows texture (ripples etc), so the exposure could not have been for all that long.

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/s/ ikeyPikey



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Posted 10/31/2015   02:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbcev80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi ikeyPikey

A friend of ours works at the weather channel here in Atlanta. Some of his lightening pictures in color are spectacular.

Jerry B
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Nice card. And pretty tough subject to capture.
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Quote:
... And pretty tough subject to capture ...


I should have noted that Rotograph operated 1904-1911.
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