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Fun with lightning

Ever since I got my first lightning shot on August 17, 2015, I've always anticipated the occurrence of thunderstorms.
Looks like I'm getting hooked on this thing and might be inspired enough to chase thunderstorms more seriously in the future.

Imaging this heavenly phenomenon simply involves framing the dark scene consistent with good composition, and leaving enough
space for the sky which becomes the blank canvas for the lightning formation. Then, the shutter is opened over a long period (say 30 seconds),
with the fervent hope that something very interesting happens within that time window.

Similar to what Forrest Gump said, lightning photography is like a box of chocolates - you'll never know what you'll get,
at least until you can review the shot through the camera's LCD. For the vast majority of the frames I took, there
was no lightning captured, only dark skies.


Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, September 4, 2015, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 18 mm, f/4, ISO 640, 30 sec, 
manual exposure in available light, tripod/gear head, near full frame resized to 1500 x 1000 pixels.
RMO58039-1500x1000.jpg

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, September 4, 2015, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 18 mm, f/4, ISO 640, 30 sec,
manual exposure in available light, tripod/gear head, near full frame resized to 1500 x 1000 pixels.

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, September 4, 2015, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 16 mm, f/4, ISO 100, 30 sec, 
manual exposure in available light, tripod/gear head, near full frame resized to 1500 x 1000 pixels.
RMO58007-1500x1000.jpg

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, September 4, 2015, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 16 mm, f/4, ISO 100, 30 sec,
manual exposure in available light, tripod/gear head, near full frame resized to 1500 x 1000 pixels.

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, September 4, 2015, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 16 mm, f/4, ISO 200, 30 sec, 
manual exposure in available light, tripod/gear head, near full frame resized to 1500 x 1000 pixels.
RMO58140-1500x1000.jpg

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, September 4, 2015, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 16 mm, f/4, ISO 200, 30 sec,
manual exposure in available light, tripod/gear head, near full frame resized to 1500 x 1000 pixels.

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, August 17, 2015, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 16 mm, f/4, ISO 100, 30 sec, 
manual exposure in available light, tripod/gear head, near full frame resized to 1575 x 1050 pixels.
RMO57490-1575x1050.jpg

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, August 17, 2015, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 16 mm, f/4, ISO 100, 30 sec,
manual exposure in available light, tripod/gear head, near full frame resized to 1575 x 1050 pixels.

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, June 13, 2017, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 
35 mm, f/4, ISO 160, 30 sec, manual exposure in available light, Uniqball UBH45/455B support, cropped in the vertical to fit 16:9, resized to 1920 x 1080.
RMO59678-1920x1080.jpg

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, June 13, 2017, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS,
35 mm, f/4, ISO 160, 30 sec, manual exposure in available light, Uniqball UBH45/455B support, cropped in the vertical to fit 16:9, resized to 1920 x 1080.

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, June 13, 2017, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 
35 mm, f/4, ISO 160, 30 sec, manual exposure in available light, Uniqball UBH45/455B support, near full frame resized to 1500 x 1000.
RMO59699-1500x1000.jpg

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, June 13, 2017, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS,
35 mm, f/4, ISO 160, 30 sec, manual exposure in available light, Uniqball UBH45/455B support, near full frame resized to 1500 x 1000.

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, June 20, 2017, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 
16 mm, f/4, ISO 160, 30 sec, manual exposure in available light, Uniqball UBH45/455B support, near full frame resized to 1500 x 1000.
RMO59732-1500x1000.jpg

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, June 20, 2017, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS,
16 mm, f/4, ISO 160, 30 sec, manual exposure in available light, Uniqball UBH45/455B support, near full frame resized to 1500 x 1000.

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, July 5, 2017, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 
16 mm, f/4, ISO 160, 30 sec, manual exposure in available light, Uniqball UBH45/455B support, uncropped full frame resized to 1500 x 1000.
RMO59836-1500x1000.jpg

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, July 5, 2017, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS,
16 mm, f/4, ISO 160, 30 sec, manual exposure in available light, Uniqball UBH45/455B support, uncropped full frame resized to 1500 x 1000.

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, July 5, 2020, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS, 
16 mm, f/4, ISO 100, 30 sec, manual exposure in available light, Uniqball UBH45/455B support, near full frame resized to 1800 x 1200.
RMO54646-1800x1200.jpg

Shooting info - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, July 5, 2020, Canon 5D MIII + EF 16-35 f/4 L IS,
16 mm, f/4, ISO 100, 30 sec, manual exposure in available light, Uniqball UBH45/455B support, near full frame resized to 1800 x 1200.