Cxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
I would post you a picture (but don't know how to) which I took at my mum's the other week of some lightning, also a pic I took in Cumbria of a tornado over the fells (which made it to page 2 of their local paper!).
I suggest that first, you wait for a storm, set your camera up on a tripod and use cable release if posssible (I use one with a 20D). Set your exposure for between 5 and 30 secs and point in the general direction of the storm then keep shooting. If the storm's heavy enough, you'll capture some forks.
You can experiment with anything from 5 to 30 secs, depending on other light pollution, just keep shooting one shot after the other for as long as the storm goes on - you'll get there!
Obviously, do this in shelter as you don't want your camera, or worse still, yourself, being frazzled!
Monteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
Quoting Mikedlayer (Thread starter): Got a huge lightning storm going overhead right now (just knocked out my Sky connection for a few minutes! ) and I was wondering if anyone does any storm photography?
Careful... could be the start of War of the Worlds!
Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
I took these photos last night:
Done the cheat's way though - those 4 photos are out of over 200 (yes 200) photos that I took consecutively on 5 second exposure across about 2 hours last night! They're the only ones I was lucky enough to catch lightning on!
Click...wait...view...Click...wait...view....but I think the results are worth it for my first try!
Solarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1204 times:
Living in San Diego, we don't get much weather to photograph. So I've only had a limited chance to take some weather pictures.
These are from last summer while on vacation in Las Vegas and Utah. Not the best quality since these are from a 4MP Kodak point 'n shoot
Severe thunderstorms in San Bernardino County deserts
Who says it never rains in the desert?
Hot Desert storm provides a good show from the hotel parking lot
Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1172 times:
I dont have any photos on record but I do storm photography. I could of had some cool ass shots last year when Hurricane Jeanne came right over me. I wish I would of had my camera about 3:30 AM that morning when all the powerlines were sparking and blowing up!
A346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1266 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
A friend and I chase storms whenever they roll through southwestern Ontario. I do take along my camera, but usually I'm driving so I don't have a chance to take any photos, and my friend covers the photography. Here's a rather sinister looking cloud lowering that scared the hell out of us (yes, it was rotating too!):
You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.