Lightning strikes!

Challenge #2 in the Light series. Hosted by Le Kilt.
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Photos of lightning. Have you got a great photo taken during a storm? Did you compose the shot carefully and get a good foreground?
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Thunderstorm in Utrecht Holland
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The buildings you see is Utrecht centrum in Holland. PP abit for sky colour. With this picture i was lucky and didn't had to crop.
Submitted: Saturday, 20th October, 2012 20:41 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 28th June, 2011
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Notes: A well known technique for taking lightning pictures. Use a manual focus lens focus infinity 50-75mm any longer and you will have problems with clarity, use bulb mode, full manual and around F/8. Know the place before hand, know where lightning will probably strike, here that big building. Frame and use a shutter realease cable or remote and hold untill lightning strikes. Post process by cropping. No garantuees the more you do the easier it gets.
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