As The Storms Rolled In

quads Posted By quads, Jun 18, 2010 at 3:00 PM

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  1. quads

    quads
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    Nov 19, 2005
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    I have experimented with lightning photos before. This is last night's attempt. I took 60 exposures. Out of those 60, I deleted all but 8! Here are 3 of those 8.
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    Lightning and cars going by.
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  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
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    Nice pictures quads did you get any nasty weather?


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  3. quads

    quads
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    Nov 19, 2005
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    Nope, we got lucky. 40mph wind when it finally got here, then some heavy rain. Only one strike close and that took the power out for a couple seconds.
     
  4. quads

    quads
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 19, 2005
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    If you liked the lightning photos from last night (they were just flashes and no bolts visible) maybe you will like the following 8 pictures I took 3 or 4 years ago. After looking at these again today, I can't believe I was standing out there with that storm so close!
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  5. Adios Pantalones

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    That first one with the blue purple glow in the sky is creepy-ass. Love it
     
  6. muncybob

    muncybob
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    great pics but as you admitted, temporary insanity! I love being outside in lightining storms but they do scare the heck outa me! It's a great "rush" but it's not too smart! :)
     
  7. Delta-T

    Delta-T
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    there aren't a lot of instances where you can use the word AWESOME and not have it sound over used or incorrectly used, but in the case of these photos....AWESOME. You can almost feel the static on your neck hairs.
     
  8. quads

    quads
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    Nov 19, 2005
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    Thanks! I was hoping to get more practice with lightning pictures tonight, but so far looks like all the storms are going south of me. Next project; funnel cloud pictures!
     
  9. wood spliter

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    Quads were the first set taken in the dark or was it just really cloudy?
     
  10. begreen

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    Just be careful you don't get sucked up into this new found obsession. :)
     
  11. gibson

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    I hate lightning, very scared of it. Awesome pictures though! We don't get very much of that "sideways lightning" out here.
     
  12. stoveguy2esw

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    just dont tie a key to a kite!!!!
     
  13. quads

    quads
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    Nov 19, 2005
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    Dark, right around midnight. And it was thick overcast too.
     
  14. quads

    quads
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 19, 2005
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    No lightning (or funnel clouds) last night. The storms all went south of me. A few pictures of what it looked like from here:
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    And after sunset:
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  15. Cowboy Billy

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    Great Pictures Quads!!!!

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  16. jtakeman

    jtakeman
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    Quads, You are very gifted with the camera! Great shots!!!
     
  17. kartracer

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  18. SmokinPiney

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    Quads, If i remember correctly your only usin a point and shoot camera? Either way amazing photos and a great eye!
     
  19. quads

    quads
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    Nov 19, 2005
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    Thanks! That's right, a Canon PowerShot.
     
  20. firefighterjake

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    As usual . . . great pics. Loved the sunset pic of the farm . . . looks like something you would see in Country magazine.
     
  21. Uper

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    Great shots of the lightning storm. Well worth the revisit, or in my case, the first look!
     
  22. quads

    quads
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 19, 2005
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    Here are a few pics of yesterday's storms:
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