Discussion in 'Sky photography' started by Jeremy Jones, Jun 3, 2010.
Waverly Kansas wind farm 2016.
From Manitoba, Canada, August 2016
Another shot from this last year:
(Heavily cropped from wide angle lens)
I'd probably say this one is up there, surprise CG barrage from a small pop up storm in the early morning.
SP Lightning by Isaac Schluesche posted Jan 27, 2017 at 11:42 AM
To Date this is the closest strike I've had, Remind you this was shot at 10mm wide. It did something funky to my camera I'm assuming the electricity messed with it. I also had a tingling sensation that traveled from my head to my toes. The result was a burning telephone pole.
West of Greenville, TX, 12/23/15.
CG barrage near Turkey, TX, May 23rd 2016 - around 9pm (don't have exact time to hand). This was a 3 second exposure and this was basically one 'stroke'.
I got these 3 photos in a 20 minute timespan, in Norman (May 12th, 2016)
McKinney, Texas, just before sunrise, 5/21/17.
Since I only have 2 lightning shots, I'll share both. The first 2 are the same image that I caught by accident on my cell phone. First is the original and the 2nd I played with just using the editing app on my phone so you can just see the bolt. The third image is actually a still taken from a time lapse I did, also with my cell phone. The 3rd image hasn't been edited at all. All 3 images were captured on 16 May 2018 in San Angelo, TX. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S8 for what its worth
Not my best but my favorites:
6/12/17. Nebraska SC
CO, WY, NE cluster of SCs, 6/12/2017. by Nikola Pavlovic, on Flickr
Leola SD, 8/10/16. smooth channel lightning
Near Leola, SD. 8/10/2016. by Nikola Pavlovic, on Flickr
Best of 2018 (thus far):
Pretty sure I have to re-set my best-yet clock after this one yesterday north of Flagstaff and Mt. Elden. Storms were backbuilding over the San Francisco Peaks and gave me a chance to set up as the maturing cores started dropping lightning into Shultz Pass. I'm using the Lightning Trigger IV, and as good as it is, it still usually only catches the bright return stroke and misses the branches. But sometimes these pop-ups like to spit out quick double strikes. The first one triggers the shutter in time for a second strike to land with all the branches intact.
Well...Loving 2018 for quality (not so much quantity). Thank you monsoon 2018.
Now I just need to replace this damn wide lens that ate it on a dirt road last year and sounds like a cement mixer when I try to focus.