Lightning Strike Georgetown

The thunder storm is approaching and the lightning strike continuously for at least an hour. I can see the lightning strike from my balcony over Gurney Drive area. I was wondering should I shoot it. Without thinking further, quickly set up my tripod. No time for the set up planning. Use my wide angle, set to Bulb mode, without cable release, pressing the shutter button with my finger, dare not move my hand due to afraid of shaking, use a black card and wait for the next strike. My Manfrotto tripod is doing a good job. I don't know how long I should expose the shots. Remove the black card occasionally. I can't anticipate where it going to strike. Just keep my finger cross. Finally, I managed to capture lightning strike in my frame. I don't know it is coincidence or by luck, but I made it. Although it is not a good one, but I consider that acceptable. Enjoy the beauty of mother nature. After this encounter, I'm going to get a cable release that I consider not very important for me.

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9 Responses so far.

  1. Mark Leo says:

    Wow beautiful shots mate! Love the 2nd shot the most :D

  2. TH Chuan says:

    Thanks Mark. All these are by luck only. :p

  3. SUPERB! I LOVE THE FIRST ONE! and what a nice view you got there. hehe.. sui sui..

  4. TH Chuan says:

    He he... thank you.

  5. KK Yak says:

    Great shot!!! I love it.

  6. Great shots! How did you took them? At what setting? And what camera did you use?

  7. TH Chuan says:

    KK, Arden & Jason... Thanks.

    Jason, I'm using DSLR to capture. I'm using BULB (long exposure mode) to wait for the lightning strike.

  8. Melissa says:

    WOW, I like the first photo a lot! And it's really not easy to take photos of lightning. Good job!

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