Who Needs High ISO?

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Grant, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Grant

    Grant Mu-43 Veteran


    Electrical Storm Over Prince's Inlet

    A huge electrical storm went through here early in the morning. I am told it was massive stretching form New York to Newfoundland. It started with mild rumbling then followed a massive amount of fork lightning, and ended up with tons of sheet lightning. The Nova Scotia power grid was hit with over 200 strikes and finally caved in at 1:55 am. This picture was taken just before the power went out.

    This is a 60 second exposure at F/5.0 ISO 100. I took a few shots before i got two bolts in the same image.


    Prince's Inlet at 2:00 a.m.

    About 10 minutes later we were totally in darkness, save for a tree in our back property that twinkles form solar cells charging. At this time the fork lightening had given way to sheet lightening and this is how well our property was illuminated.

    This is a 60 second exposure at F/1.7 ISO 100.
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  2. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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    Excellent work, Grant. Very dramatic. Down here in New Jersey... the sky had that sickening yellow-gray cast all day and much thunder was heard. But the heavy thunderstorms were scattered and brief. I feel so badly for those people in Massachusetts who weren't so lucky. Tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings were up all the way from Washington, DC to Newfoundland.

    On a brighter note... I've been to Lunenburg and absolutely love the place. I want to retire to Nova Scotia. In fact, I'd move there now if I could land gainful employment. Good thing I have a friend in Halifax.
  3. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Are you serious - the second shot is lit by sheet lightening? Wow!

    The first shot is impressive, but also a bit intimidating. Those bolts look so powerful...

    Nice photography sir.
  4. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    "Ay. Lee. Mee. Nate. Ay. Lee. Mee. Nate."

    :eek: Daleks again?
  5. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Shocking! I think I will stick with my on-camera flash.
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  6. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
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    Grant, dramatic images!

    I'm certainly glad your property was illuminated, not eliminated....:smile:
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Great lightning photos! Our house seems completely surrounded by nearby lightning for a good 20-30 minutes. The kids were scared, and their school was canceled due to power outage. Thankfully nothing worse happened, although there was some damage and injury further west in our state.
  8. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    those are so eliminating photos ;)
  9. Grant

    Grant Mu-43 Veteran

    illuminated/eliminate! Poste on two sites on one i got it right on this one i got it wrong ... go figure. All i can say in my defence is D'OH
  10. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Dang Grant! Most impressive ... Alan had me thinking about moving ... I was convinced that the North-East was the perfect paradise ... but sheet lighting in the backyard ... I think I'll stick with earthquakes.

  11. Grant

    Grant Mu-43 Veteran

    Gary, I have been told that there will always be people that love the west coast in spit of its faults.
  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Great pics Grant!!!

    Really awesome how the sheet lightning lit up your property...

    (Thanks for doing your part in keeping Gary west of the Rockies)
  13. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    LOL ... yes and those faults are considerable.