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Aug 19, 2012 09:08 |  #1

Hi all,
I am new to the nighttime side of photography and quickly falling in love with it. I was on a recent vacation on Grand Cayman island and took some various pictures. There was a steady stream of clouds so I could not get long star trails, but luckily some of the clouds produced some lightning over the water to make them interesting to me. I used the StarTrails program and no other post processing.
Any feedback is appreciate especially on how to do better!

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I know most dont like the plane tails, but I like this one as it is coming in for a landing.
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Aug 19, 2012 09:22 |  #2

I'm really digging the 1st and last shots. Nice!


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Aug 19, 2012 09:40 as a reply to Chet's post |  #3

The last one is fantastic! I would suggest cropping out the top corner of the frame where I am assuming you are catching part of the building.


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Aug 19, 2012 09:54 |  #4

Yes, the first and last shots are the better IMHO, with the last being superb! Print it large and frame it!


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Aug 19, 2012 10:59 as a reply to Naturalist's post |  #5

The last shot is stunning!


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Aug 19, 2012 12:18 |  #6

#3 is really cool, #4 is an awesome capture, lightning both inside and outside the cloud (possibly cloud-to-cloud) and a ground strike all in one shot, and star trails for the icing on the cake! I agree with ct1co2, a tighter cropping to get rid of the distractions.


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Aug 19, 2012 13:52 |  #7

I think they all are very good but #1 is especially neat the way the clouds look . What give it that wind blowing look on the right of the thunder cloud ?




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Aug 19, 2012 13:57 |  #8

These are great. Awesome shots! But they need to be straightened :)


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Aug 20, 2012 08:22 |  #9

Thank you all for the kind comments!

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I think they all are very good but #1 is especially neat the way the clouds look . What give it that wind blowing look on the right of the thunder cloud ?
There was a smaller thinner cloud that came floating by and that is why you see that movement.

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These are great. Awesome shots! But they need to be straightened :)

yeah I never could shoot straight!


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Aug 21, 2012 03:28 |  #10

That last shot is amazing! love it



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Aug 22, 2012 20:11 |  #11

I would photoshop out the top corner and everything above the thunder clouds in the last one particularly the orange clouds. The last one is really quite an impressive image I would be curious to know how long you exposed it, your iso, and what aperature. # 3 is also amazing. I was in treasure cay a few years back and the power would go out on the entire island, stars were spectacular wish I had a camera back then.


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Aug 23, 2012 13:26 |  #12

Great shots... Gotta love lightning


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Aug 23, 2012 13:53 |  #13

Last is the best! Nice ones!


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Aug 24, 2012 10:10 |  #14

calypsob wrote in post #14894084external link
I would photoshop out the top corner and everything above the thunder clouds in the last one particularly the orange clouds. The last one is really quite an impressive image I would be curious to know how long you exposed it, your iso, and what aperature. # 3 is also amazing. I was in treasure cay a few years back and the power would go out on the entire island, stars were spectacular wish I had a camera back then.

calypsob, I agree about the photoshopping and will need to get to that.
The last picture you asked about is a 5 or 6 images stacked (cant remember for sure) using startrails program. They were each 30 second exposures at iso 100 at f4 with my sigma 10-20mm lens.

I was truly lucky to have that storm just sitting off the coast and some clear sky. I am glad I was able to take advantage as this was our last night there!

Again, thanks for all the feedback!
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Aug 24, 2012 10:28 |  #15

Love the last shot. Although there is quite a bit of distortion on the bottom left part of the photo. Assuming you shot it with the Sigma 10-20mm. Didn't realize they had that much distortion. Otherwise, just crop it and call it a day. It is a great shot!




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