Sunset Strike, Lightning Striking Penrith

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Comments (7)

Jessica G. on February 20, 2008

Beautiful colours! Yellow star on this photo. And could you explain how you do it?! I've tried and tried for lightning shots and never managed a decent one.

tempestlight on February 21, 2008

Thankyou Phoenix! :-) You have to watch the weather and position yourself in a favourable location for good photos. The settings for this photo were apeture priority set at f8. The shutter speed was about 2.5 seconds from memory and I kept shooting till the roll of film ran out. The lightning was very frequent and I caught about 8 bolts in 36 frames. Digital is a little different but the camera settings remain the same.

Regards Jeff.

Jessica G. on February 21, 2008

Thank you very much Jeff! :) Now all I have to do is wait until summer to try it...

© Michael Hatten htt… on March 17, 2008


You have an impressive collection! I really love the lightening shots. we don't get many here in Western Oregon. Do you use a lightening detector or do you just set the shutter on bulb and hope of a bolt to strike in the field of view?

Yellow star for me!

keep on shooting and sharing..


tempestlight on March 20, 2008

Thankyou Michael :-)

For my lightning shots I mostly shoot on dusk or after dark and shoot with long shutter speeds. I don't use a lightning detector. I use ND filters in the day with close storms to try and get slow shutter speeds.

Regards Jeff.

Ivan Berta on August 30, 2010

Great view!

tempestlight on April 29, 2011

Thank you Ivan :-)

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