Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lighting Show - July 23, 2010

Lightning pictures are COOL.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get good pics of lightning (except the first pic) by clicking the shutter, so I had to settle for lower quality photos by saving off individual frames from AVI movies I shot with my little digital camera.  Better than nuthin'!  :o)


  1. The first one is my favorite, looks like a bomb going off or something, really cool. Can you set the shutter speed on your camera? I have taken lightning pics once with my DSLR on a tripod with a 6 second shutter speed but my focus was a little off and I think my ISO was a little high. I should have tried again last night. Around midnight there was a great show, don't know if you caught it. I did capture a few minutes on my video camera though and got some good bolts arching across the sky.

  2. I used Microsoft Movie Maker to grab individual frames from the videos I took. No, I can't really set the shutter speed on my camera. I can select a setting, such as the "Fireworks" setting, which seems to open the shutter for around 4-6 seconds. But I haven't put my camera on a tripod yet (I can...I have one), so I always risk jittery pics if the shutter is open for very long. Ben, I bet your DSLR would take awesome lightning pics!