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walkaboutwest on April 25, 2007

Very Nice! What a great capture!

©polytropos on April 25, 2007

The sky in that picture is pretty blue even though it was dark night. Could be, that the lense was open for a longer time till the ligthning happened, so the sky is a bit overexposed. But this has a nice side effect to the picture.

Chrisd Maskell on April 27, 2007

Stunning Shot. Something I've always wanted to photograph but never had the right conditions, with a camera to hand.

©polytropos on April 27, 2007

It took several stormy nights and a lot of non succesful shots till I've got some usable pictures.

To catch a lightning is in indeed very difficult and requires also a portion of fortune. Best way is a dark place without any other sources of light and put the camera (wide-angle-lens) on a tripod. Push the release button (exposure time: as long as possible, if possible: infinite / focal length: infinite) and wait till the next lightning. After the lightning (hope firmly it was in the range of your lens) close the shutter and start a new photograph.

Chrisd Maskell on April 27, 2007

We dont get brilliant lightning in London, plus it's never really dark here, so I have to rely on when I'm on holiday etc.

©polytropos on June 26, 2007

In fact, it is a result of many other failed tries. :)

steandeb on July 21, 2007

an expert in action !great photo. there is alot of skill involved here.

Moh. Helal on August 19, 2007

Don't forget about your safety Polytropos. :)

hs238 on November 27, 2007

Fantastic Ti is funny is it not that the harder you try the luckier you get, It is the same with some of my photos only the photographer see all the failures we have to get that one really good shot Yellow star

nuh sarche on February 20, 2008


Yasser El-Rasoul on April 30, 2008

Great shot Polytropos, nice effect and good exposure

Urban Thaler (urbiet… on July 14, 2010

sauberer Scan Poly! Da hast Du aber Geduld gezeigt mit analog, Respekt!

©polytropos on July 14, 2010

Vielen Dank.
Naja, wie du: Verschlusszeit auf Maximum und abwarten.

Urban Thaler (urbiet… on July 14, 2010

... da belichtet man 30 Sekunden, Spiegel zu und dann blitzt's. Bis dann der Prozessor das Bild verarbeitet hat, ist bestimmt schon der nächste vorbei...... grummel, grummel. Heute versuche ich mal mit beiden Kameras abwechselnd. So verpasse ich kaum mehr Einen. Dein Blitz hier, war wohl sehr nahe?

©polytropos on July 14, 2010

Ja, ich glaube, die Haare standen mir zu Berge und der Pamir verrutschte leicht. ;-)

Urban Thaler (urbiet… on July 14, 2010

Gel-Fall, gell Poly ;-)

©polytropos on July 14, 2010

Naja, in der Nacht siehts ja zum Glück niemand. :)

®mene on July 17, 2010

herzlichsten Dank für den Tipp... mal sehen obs passt wenns wieder kracht. Die hier krieg ich ja mal schon. Kommen aber regelmässiger...


Borisovna on July 27, 2012

Вот это да! Супер-работа!!!!

©polytropos on July 27, 2012

Thanks a lot, Borisovna!
I didn't even need a flash for this ;-)

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