Lightning Out Back

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This evening we had a great monsoon storm and the lightning was flashing all around us. I set up my tripod on the back porch where I could be a little safe in the doorway and caught this one. I gave my neighbor a print, they loved seeing there house in the shot.


bubbalinn - Dec 13, 2009 03:33 PM EDT
Hi Matt, Well Thank You Very Much... I'm glad my photo keeps drawing you back :) I did print this one out and have it hanging in my computer room. It's been the same here for storms, not one good one all summer. Maybe next year will be the time for some good lightning.. You take care also while chasing the lightning :)
Matt - Dec 12, 2009 09:30 PM EDT
I just keep coming back to this one picture, if it were one of my own I'd frame it and hang it on my wall. A shot to be proud of. Thank you for your comments, much like you I get the chance of storms may be 3 months out of the year, Summertime in Australia is the best for it, Darwin is the place to be at the moment but its like 40C all day all night long so they can have that !!! It has been very quite for the storms this year, they keep telling me there coming ...but they don't it's a big disappointment from the photography side of things. Look, you take good care of your self, keep hiding while taking those shots and I will keep coming back for more. Take care.
bubbalinn - Apr 12, 2009 12:36 PM EDT
Hi Matt, Sorry I messed your comment until now. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment. I'm glad you liked this one :) For the photo I used the kit lens 18-55mm with a Shutter speed of 8 seconds, Aperture F/5.0, and ISO 200.
Matt - Feb 21, 2009 07:12 AM EDT
What a excellent shot, did you use bulb mode ? Fan-bloody-tastic !
bubbalinn - Feb 16, 2009 09:42 PM EDT
Hi Thebobzta, Thank You very much, I'm glad you liked my photo...
thebobzta - Feb 14, 2009 11:41 PM EDT
Excellent shot. thanx for sharing. :)
bubbalinn - Feb 12, 2009 07:35 PM EDT
Hi Bill, Thanks for your nice comment and your very welcome about my comment :) Hi No1spoet, Thanks for your nice thought, it's always nice to hear someone likes your photos.. Hey all you need is a camera where you can adjust your shutter speed. Getting lightning is like playing the lottery. You push the shutter down and hope the lightning goes off in the say 8 seconds that the shutter is open, and that you have the camera pointed in the right direction.
no1spoet - Feb 12, 2009 02:44 PM EDT
Amazing!! I can only hope one day to have the equipment needed to capture photos like that
poppy - Jan 18, 2009 02:25 PM EDT
Great shot and great timing. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my 'Moment of Flight' photo. Have a great week. Bill
bubbalinn - Jan 06, 2009 10:56 PM EDT
Hi Bill, Thanks for dropping by and for your really nice comment. Your very welcome I really enjoyed your photo..
poppy - Jan 06, 2009 05:06 PM EDT
What a great lightening shot. Great job. Thanks for commenting on my 'Wild And Free' photo. Have a great day. Bill
bubbalinn - Sep 09, 2008 07:57 PM EDT
Hi Beverly, Thanks very much.. I'm glad you enjoyed my photo..
talsi - Sep 07, 2008 11:57 PM EDT
Great capture!
bubbalinn - Aug 14, 2008 04:09 PM EDT
Hi Don, WOW.. Thanks for all of the Wows LOL.... I'm glad you liked my photo, it's so nice to hear your really nice thoughts. I thought it looked nice after taking it, I really got a smile when I saw it on my computer. It sure is fun and exciting at the same time.
donwrob - Aug 13, 2008 11:28 AM EDT
Add a couple of dozen WOWs for me while you're at it! That is one killer lightning capture Alan!!! Beautiful! I can imagine the smile on your face when it came up on the camera screen right after you took it, lol. A thrill isn't it? Great shot buddy! Don
bubbalinn - Aug 12, 2008 08:45 PM EDT
Hi Alex, Thanks very much for the WOW's :) I'm glad you really liked it.. I hope we get some more storms or it's wait until next year.
whittler113 - Aug 12, 2008 03:04 PM EDT
Oh Boy,you caught a good one here.Thats good for a couple WOW's!!
bubbalinn - Aug 12, 2008 10:17 AM EDT
Hi Thebobzta, I'm glad you enjoyed my photo.. I hope you get a nice storm and be able to get some cool lightning shots. Thanks very much for your nice comment..
thebobzta - Aug 11, 2008 05:19 PM EDT
Cool....we hardly ever get forked lightning here, but I still hold out jope that oneday Ill get a cool shot like this. :)
bubbalinn - Aug 11, 2008 12:56 PM EDT
Hi Tania and Jas, Thanks so much for your nice comments. Fantastic Tania? Your too kind :) I did luck out Jas with taking the photo right after sunset giving it so much more color, and being able to see the rain coming down.
Jas - Aug 11, 2008 09:55 AM EDT
Great capture of the lightning Alan; it looks very atmospheric and with good colouring. Looks like you've even caught the downpour of rain that went with the electrical storm. :)
TMR8 - Aug 10, 2008 06:39 PM EDT
This is a fantastic capture.
bubbalinn - Aug 10, 2008 05:28 PM EDT
Well Hi Abba... Thanks very much for the wonderful comment.. Maybe after the drags we can go lightning hunting LOL..
Abba - Aug 09, 2008 02:32 PM EDT
What can I say except...WOW! Very cool AND a bit!
bubbalinn - Aug 09, 2008 12:55 PM EDT
Hi Karen, Bruce, Alandra, and Janice.. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments. Karen here where I live the lightning has always hit the mountains, when it does hit the mountain close to my house I shoot from the door jam so I'm sort of inside. Bruce and Alandra this one hit way out in the middle of nowhere, it looks close but it was at least ten miles or more away. Janice it was a bright flash, but the sun had set and was still giving the sky a blue tint that really helped with adding the color. I sure hope we get another storm today :) We do need the rain and more photos for me LOL..
sparkle1103 - Aug 09, 2008 09:42 AM EDT
Stunning. It lit up the whole sky.
alandrapal - Aug 09, 2008 06:03 AM EDT
Great capture, Alan! wonderful. Am also hoping no damage was done or injuries caused.
Alfresco - Aug 09, 2008 01:03 AM EDT
Great shot! Lots of energy there, hope no one was on the receiving end of that!
Karen Moen - Aug 09, 2008 12:50 AM EDT
Wow, this is gorgeous---although it sounds dangerous using a tripod in a lightning storm. Well done!

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