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Re: NYC/Astoria Lightning
In reply to Apreche, Jul 6, 2014

Apreche wrote:

I took this from my apartment's balcony. I tried with and without ND filters and such. I tried setting long exposures and also using bulb mode. In the end this was the best shot. I used bulb mode without filters. I just held the shutter open and waited for lightning to strike. If it went on too long, I let go and started a new exposure. If lightning hit, I let go right after it was done. Did a very small amount of work in Lightroom. You can see the lightning hitting 1 WTC off in the distance.

And I've tried that and discovered that I have absolute power over lightning -- it doesn't happen when I have the shutter open!

There's a lot of light pollution in NYC, so it's very hard to make the sky really dark when all kinds of lights are reflecting off the bottom of the clouds.

I have a little program called "Earthdesk" as my wallpaper -- it shows the world as seen by satellite pretty much in real time. At night, NY (and other major cities, of course) are just huge blobs of light.

Kind of frightening.

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