Real Lightning 27th November 2013

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2013:11:27 22:41:47
  • 30.000 s (30/1)
  • f/10.0
  • 100
  • 2013:11:23 20:36:22
  • Infinite
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  • 28.00 (28/1)

Shot Notes

This lightning strike was taken four days ago from our front balcony in Southport, Queensland, Australia. I have done one or two posts with fake lightning added with photoshop. This is the first time I have photographed lightning for real. The thunderstorms here on the Gold Coast often start in the afternoon heat. Even with the clouds there is just too much light in the sky to do the type of long exposure you need to have a chance of getting a hit. This was a 30 second exposure taken in the evening at 8:36pm

4 Responses to “Real Lightning”

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    Any photos of the golf ball sized hailstones?

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    Jason Benz:

    Hail stone from Gold Coast storm in Nov 2013

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    Helen T:

    I’ve just found your video on YouTube. I was over from the UK staying with friends near kingscliff. We’d gone out to dinner Nat Jupiter’s when this storm hit! We were heading to springbrook to see the glow worms but had to head home instead. One if my most favourite memories. Sat on the balcony drinking shiraz watching this storm! Thank you for sharing this video!

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