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Comments (14)

Tony Reid on June 24, 2008

Nice capture. What settings did you use?

Graham Hobbs on June 24, 2008

well,Tony calculate the average speed of a small motor launch, adjust for the shallow estuary, judge the distance of travel related to the size of an average family saloon by producing perspective lines to infinity, and you should be able to make an estimate of the shutter speed (assuming a steady speed of the boat, of course) - which was actually probably a couple of minutes or so, long enough for the greenish street-lighting to be exposed (allowing for reciprocity failure etc, being film) - and waiting for a lighting flash, and crossing fingers. Er, seriuosly, a couple of minutes at about f/11ish on ISO 50 with 165mm lens (equivalent to 85mm in 35mm camera) should be roughly right - but long exposures are quite forgiving and I seldom record details. Any help? Graham

Tony Reid on June 24, 2008

Indeed it does! Thank you for the detail.

Cheers, Tony

Marcello... on October 31, 2009

Nice shot!

Greetings from Italy


Graham Hobbs on November 2, 2009

thank-you Sderrigato - it was great fun taking it - from the safety of my front porch ;D


Алексей Сикорский on February 2, 2010

certainly, is a beautiful shot!))

Graham Hobbs on February 5, 2010

thanks Алексей Сикорский - I had a lot of fun taking this, and the others taken at the same time :)


Berliner_Göre on May 22, 2010

I´m afraid of thunder and lightening but this is great

Graham Hobbs on May 25, 2010

I was safely inside the porch of my house, Berliner_Göre ;) - thank-you again :)


Liutauras G. on October 6, 2010

Thanks for your explanations, I have read all comments. You have my Like. :)

Graham Hobbs on October 11, 2010

you mean you're not confused, Liutauras G. ? ;D


Liutauras G. on October 11, 2010

I was always confused seeing lightning pictures. Your comment "how it works" was really nice, especially in the beginning - all important factors were mentioned. ;) Nothing else can confuse me any more. :D

Graham Hobbs on October 18, 2010

:) Liutauras G.


白云黑土 on October 22, 2010

Nice capture! Beautiful shot!


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