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Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
Shutter Speed
1 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
80
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Aug 8, 2011, 4:20:15 AM
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Day 219 by FramedByNature Day 219 by FramedByNature
Day 219 of 365

Further proof that you don't need a good camera to take lightning photos. While my 40D was occupied on the tripod doing a timelapse of the lightning display, I got out my PowerShot to entertain myself. This is all I did:

1.) Set the camera to its lowest ISO (80)
2.) Half-pressed the shutter to focus the shot (since it wouldn't focus on an empty black sky, I pointed it at a street light)
3.) Braced the camera against the window
4.) Full-press the shutter when I saw the initial flash of light (which then transformed into the craziest cloud-to-cloud bolt)

Funny that the best photo of the night ended up coming from the PowerShot and not the DSLR. =D

Here's a few of the images taken by the 40D that night: [link]
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Damn Bro.....


cool de-brief..... thanks man..maybe i will get it...
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Devan465 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!!! This is incredible! I never knew such a shot could be produced from a point-and-shoot camera! Brilliant job!!
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome! =3
how did you damn well done again? >XD
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Azzeria Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Photographer
Hello :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal: [link]

Have a wonderful day!
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Mirli38 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW !!!
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JustBePhotos Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Photographer
Woow...this is amazing!! It's scary how it's so beautiful! It's so powerful! Amazing! I have always tried getting shots like this, but I think I lack in patience ;) Thanks for the inspiration! :D
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000-N-000 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
like a tree of ligh...
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javamocha Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I have had great luck with the powershots. The dendrites are really dense.
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Photographer
Me too. Yeah they are, it was a great bolt. No fooling around and hiding in the rain with this one :o
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skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Phenomenal!!
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