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St Elmo's Fire Pics...show Us..  
User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 33
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4326 times:

G'day Guys
Well first time i have posted or uploaded in a while but thought this was worthy and looking for some similar shots from people to show off.
Took this a few weeks back en route from Singapore to Darwin.

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Photo © Darren Howie - Jetwash Images


I have been trying to get a shot like this since i started at Qantaslink in 2000. So it has not been through lack of trying!!
Knowing how hard it is to get this shot if any of the guys who sit on the flightdeck have something similar with some nice St Elmo's fire show them off. To sit there and watch this unfold is pretty special.
Little info on the shot it was taken with a 1Dmk3 ISO 1200 a 14/2.8L II and mounted to the jumpseat on a Manfrotto magic arm.
One of 120 that was usable the rest hammered by the turbulence we where flying through.
SO if you have managed to capture this special light show post them here for all of us to see.
Cheers
Darren

[Edited 2008-09-10 19:21:49]


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4313 times:

I think I have seen enough! Awesome!  champagne 

User currently offlineAnder From Spain, joined Jan 2005, 367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4219 times:

Darren,
I browsed the db for this type of photo some time ago and didn't find many.
St. Elmos fire is extremely hard to catch. Must admit your photo is top notch.
This is my humble contribution:

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Photo © Ander Aguirre - AirTeamImages


As you mention, lots of turbulence associated to these effects.
Cheers,
Ander



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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4149 times:
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Fascinating photos to view Darren, and Ander. Many thanks for sharing them with us.

All the best.

Paul


User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4073 times:

Hey Ander
Cool shot..
Guess i was pretty lucky with this one as itwasnt as bumpy as i have seen it in other situations.
This area was like a band of high cloud with a little bit of rain and just light continuous bumps as we skirted around the edges of the storms.
The tropics is amazing for this stuff....



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