Mar 25, 2012

More cool lightning from waldläufer

waldläufer lightning


  1. Danke Deno finde ich super von Dir dass Du meine Bilder verlinkt hast

    Thank you Deno I find great about you that you link to my pictures

  2. this is sooo difficult to do! you have to standby and wait,till now I couldn't properly catch one..
    But you got them great!Congrats!
    can you give me more details about the shooting? what lens? with/without tripod? what features you used on your camera(speed,iso,f?)
    I think these shootings are best made in an open field-like no heals or forests around..but it's difficult,only if you stay in a car..or something like that..

    1. I can't speak for waldlaeufer68's photos, but I was using a tripod. I was at ISO 100, f/4, for 25 seconds. I had it set to continuous shooting so that I could just push the button and it would take 10 shots in a row. That way I only had to push it about once every 4 minutes. I just pointed the tripod in the direction that the lightning was striking most, and left it there.

      I know a lot of people will use the Bulb mode with a remote and just wait for lightning. They might close the aperture some so that they can wait longer, and then when lightning strikes you just hit the remote again to finish the shot. I tried that the other night, but then you have to know how long to keep the shutter open to get the right exposure.

  3. Hi Deno this time my camera setting to setting (personal experience)
    A tripod is essential and, if possible, a solid tripod to avoid the risk that a gust of wind, either the whole tipping over, or what is more likely to be the case, it wobbles.
    At a remote control or wireless remote release you will sooner or later are not around.
    Especially with long exposure times, it is of advantage not to touch the camera because the moment when you press the shutter button to stop ... It is already happening. Press on it already leads to wobbles, what's more it seems dark and raining and storming ...
    Focus to infinity (8 on the overturned lens) aperture and ISO you have to try out themselves. But so ne 8 aperture with ISO 100 is already OK.
    Then it starts, camera is dry in rain jacket, umbrella close at hand and now?
    Which Way Will Flash's next?
    Wait ...
    Wait ...
    FLASH ...
    such a crap for too long, exposed only knows ...
    Wait ...
    Wait ...
    FLASH ...
    The neck swells to exposed briefly, just black ..
    so it goes over and over again, eventually "understand" the storm and you can remember the time between flashes and then it will come. 100 photos are quickly made and 3 are only for use.
    And then you look happy about the special.
    Good luck with (bulb)
    regards Frank