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I Think I Have A Good One In The Works  
User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

Had some convective sigmets in the area south of DIA the other night with lots of lightning and I managed to catch some of it with the camera.

Have this shot waiting for the screeners to make a decision on it.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/185_8546lightning.jpg

I know it breaks some rules but what do you guys think? Will it make it in or will it die a horrible death in the "baddistance" or "baddark" graveyards?

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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

I think you bumped your tripod a couple of times there, unless the plane had some crazy turbulence!!
It's fun to catch lightning, but I don't think it's A.net material.

Cheers,
Eduard


User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

I'm sorry, but is this an airplane? Is it a n y t h i n g aviation related? I really can't tell what I'm looking at here....

User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

No chance, sorry.

cheers,
F.



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

It's a very cool shot though. Would've been better if the shutter had been open a while longer but still very cool!

Quoting Flyfisher1976 (Reply 2):
I'm sorry, but is this an airplane? Is it a n y t h i n g aviation related? I really can't tell what I'm looking at here...

It's lightstreaks of an aircraft passing through thunderstorm. Not that hard to see.



what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3569 times:
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Tim

Sorry, doesn't work for me.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5697 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
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Tim,

Don't always see eye to eye with Gary  Smile but I do this time

I think for lightning shots it needs to be like...


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Photo © Mark Garfinkel



Cheers

Chris



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineAnder From Spain, joined Jan 2005, 367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

Tim, I'm afraid you'll get "badtripod".
I think Eduard is right, the line that shows the flight path is not smooth.

However I think it is a very nice picture and I'm sure you'll catch the right one very soon.

Good luck,

Ander



Born to tri.
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Hey I've got one like that too...



oh wait...that was from after my heart surgery in June..  Wink

Cool effect Tim, but it does look like your tripod moved. I'd say the exposure was a bit long as well, as it appears slightly overexposed, unless that was done after in processing.

-Jeff


User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Quoting IL76 (Reply 1):
I think you bumped your tripod a couple of times there, unless the plane had some crazy turbulence!!
It's fun to catch lightning, but I don't think it's A.net material.

Cheers,
Eduard

See, I was thinking the movement in the light trails was just the plane moving through some choppy air. I had the camera on a delay and was no where near it during the 30 seconds the shutter was open.

Oh well, if everyone hates this one, I will try again and get a good one of these soon... I still think its neat especially consdinering I took it from my balcony. I just figured with all the normal shots already in the db, something like this would be different enough that it could stand a chance to make it in.


User currently offlineWerner729 From Austria, joined Mar 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 8):
oh wait...that was from after my heart surgery in June..

Hy Jeff !

I hope it was acceptet by your cardiologist.  Smile

Regards Werner


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Quoting Werner729 (Reply 10):
I hope it was acceptet by your cardiologist.

Oh, it was, it was. I owe the guy my life. He can take those kinds of pictures of me any day! That photo is the "after", I've got the "before" picture up on the wall of my office....as a reminder.......

-Jeff


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Hey JeffM, it wasn't all the stress on this forum, was it mate, that put you in that state!!!?
Spencer.



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

Quoting Spencer (Reply 12):
it wasn't all the stress on this forum, was it mate, that put you in that state!!!?

Yes, one too many rejections!  Smile

Actually, just years of eating crap for food, coupled with some "bad cholesterol" genes! But $40,000 and a day in the hospital and all is well again. LET'S EAT!  Wink

-Jeff


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