Lightning… WHOA

I love being outdoors and capturing lightning for sure. It’s beautiful and awe inspiring and I find myself saying, “WHOA,” when I see and capture a good strike.

We only get a couple chances each year as the monsoons move through our area and this was from a couple nights ago.

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8 thoughts on “Lightning… WHOA

  1. danelle01 says:

    Great capture! Wow!

  2. Erika B says:

    Spectacular! Absolutely perfect!

    Erika B

  3. Kim Stevens says:

    This, is IN-credible!! All I can say is wow!

  4. Abi says:

    Wow, this is incredible!!! How did you do it?!

    • osujolly says:

      Hey Abi, thanks for the comment.

      Here are the settings I used:

      Shutter was left open for 13 seconds
      Aperature: F11
      ISO: 200

      I use a remote shutter release and I open the shutter (in bulb setting) and wait for lightning, at which point I shut the shutter again. I don’t leave it open past 30 seconds as I start to get some noise in the image if I leave it open much longer than this.

      I usually set the focus to manual and set it to infinity (sideways 8) unless the storm is close and then I usually don’t stick around as my wife wouldn’t be happy with me.

      What else… I use a tripod.

  5. Molly says:

    Just magic….


  6. I love seeing images of God’s power!

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