Author Topic: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!  (Read 12053 times)

Sherbert

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I live in northern CA where lightning storms usually just stick to being in the mountains away from civilization. Last night however there was a series of storms that came through and blasted us with lightning from 2 in the morning to 6 in the morning. I didn't manage to do a decent time lapse of the event but I did get some pretty great shots thanks to the intervalometer feature! I uploaded them to my Google Drive account and it doesn't support embedding and I didn't want to have to re-upload the enormous files so I just picked out my favorite as a 'thumbnail' and hosted it somewhere else to embed it. Enjoy the full album here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzX3H2-eZ6FWM29ZX1J6UXhkd0E&usp=sharing


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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 01:01:10 AM »
Greetings. I love the photo, i was thinking when those storms came through that it would be awesome to have an unobstructed view of the sky and try to use motion detect to get some of the bolts. there was one huge boom at like three that set off car alarms all through the neighborhood, great job grabbing the light!

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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 01:14:16 AM »
I live in northern CA where lightning storms usually just stick to being in the mountains away from civilization. Last night however there was a series of storms that came through and blasted us with lightning from 2 in the morning to 6 in the morning. I didn't manage to do a decent time lapse of the event but I did get some pretty great shots thanks to the intervalometer feature! I uploaded them to my Google Drive account and it doesn't support embedding and I didn't want to have to re-upload the enormous files so I just picked out my favorite as a 'thumbnail' and hosted it somewhere else to embed it. Enjoy the full album here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzX3H2-eZ6FWM29ZX1J6UXhkd0E&usp=sharing



Woah! I live in norcal too! I heard there was lightning, but never saw any. Thats an awesome image! Did you take it in raw or jpeg? With RAW you could really make a super picture out of that!

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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 03:53:56 AM »
Hey there are some spectacular shots in that album! Great stuff. What settings did you use for lightning, as they look very clean?
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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 03:36:22 PM »
Really a stunning shot!
Please, tell us more about your settings for this one.
Thank you for sharing  :D

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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 08:50:24 AM »
I shot them in RAW, that was after just a little bit of fiddling with Lightroom. The settings I used were ISO 100, F/9.0, 8 second exposure. I shot it using a Tokina F/2.8 28mm-70mm at 28mm mounted on my 600D with a tripod of course. The shot was actually pretty over exposed - thank goodness I had taken it in RAW. I had left the camera out unattended like I said and as the sun was coming up it brought a lot of extra light which almost made many shots unusable.

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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 08:59:33 AM »
Nice shots.  You should try blending a few of them together.

To end up with something like this.

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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 01:44:26 PM »
I love the intervalometer also, its one less thing I have to carry around or put batteries in. Nice results man!
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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 11:11:56 PM »
How come the water is rippled with such a long exposure time?
Is it because the thunderbolt works as a flash?

Amazing shot by the way.

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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 02:41:17 AM »
thats hella coolacious.


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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 02:44:12 PM »
awesome shot. great work
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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 09:54:18 PM »
Wow.  I'm left speechless.  These are great.

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Re: Love ML's Intervalometer! Especially with rare lightning storms!
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2013, 07:39:51 AM »
Wow! Now I am excited to try out ML. Since I moved from Nikon to Canon taking some time to get accustomed to the camera. Hope I can start using the ML!
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