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Natural Electronic by Jason-C Natural Electronic by Jason-C
There was a huge thunderstorm in Brisbane tonight, it passed right over my house. I :heart: thunder and lightning, so initially I decided to film it with my video camera to put on youtube. Unfortunately, the video cam was shithouse at producing good quality footage of the lightning in the dark, it kept losing focus and generally acting useless.

So late in the game I decided to see if I could get a half decent photo using my 350D, which is broken atm and has an issue with the lens. Because I only started using the SLR so late, I didn't have time to set it up properly and find the correct settings, so this photo is not very high quality, but it at least did capture the shot reasonably well. By the time I had worked out all the focusing and shutter issues (within certain limits, as the lens isn't working well atm) the storm had passed and the opportunity to get a really great shot had passed. :(

Next time a big storm comes I'll take the camera and tripod down to the waterfront where there are picnic areas undercover, with large empty spaces around. Hopefully then I'll be able to frame a better shot without my garage and big fucking trees blocking the lightning. :lol:
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feldrand Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, this is way cool, thanx for sharing... :D

i often tried to make photos of lightnings but never succeeded... :(
two years ago on a lte warm summer evening i sat with a friend under our cherry tree at the end of my garden - i live at the edge of a tiny village - so we had a really broad view across the fields on a tremendous thunderstorm approaching... while we looked at it still coming from the distance, all of a sudden a huge "fan" of lightining covered almost the whole sky even over our heads, we really got startled by that, haha... wish i could have taken a photo of that one... :D

btw. i absolutely donīt mind the "big fucking trees" or the garage, it just shows that itīs a real lightning in a real surrounding - love the shot the way it is... :D
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tonare Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
w00t!
Anvil crawlers. :D
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Diabolo-Spinner Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
intensseeee
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Nightcastsky Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
I've always loved lightning storms as well. I live by a lake and it's always quite a show when it starts.
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Tymplop Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
That's so beautiful. I haven't seen purple lightning since I was five years old. D8
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SoltisViolin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa...*drops pencil... :faint:
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ausrail Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a spicy meatball
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