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Nashville at Night #2999653 07/21/19 09:12 PM
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I went to this bridge a few years ago and made an attempt from essentially the same place. The difference being there was a lot of lightning from distant storms and heat. This evening however I was presented with a problem. It took almost 45 minutes for my lenses to warm up to a point where they weren't fogged up from condensation. It was quite warm but so humid outside.

In any case this is with the kit lens (I need a new wide angle) at 18mm. 10 seconds, f/9 and ISO250. I had been doing some longer 20-30 second exposures and wasn't getting the lightning so I changed to shorter exposures instead and got lucky once.

[Linked Image]Strike over Nashville by Mike Martin, on Flickr

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Re: Nashville at Night [Re: Mike Martin] #2999884 07/23/19 04:49 AM
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once was all you needed. twothumbs


A reason why I collect old keyboards is that I feel partly responsible for doing it, responsible for preserving history and being a custodian for these things
Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
Re: Nashville at Night [Re: Mike Martin] #2999961 07/23/19 07:41 PM
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Very cool. Great capture of some lightning, and great colors.

Hand warmers and rubber bands (or a beer cozy) is a good cheap non-technical way to keep the lens warm and do away with condensation, dew, etc.

There are tons of ultra wide angle lens around now, from relatlively cheap to a couple of thousand dollars.

Re: Nashville at Night [Re: KenElevenShadows] #3000068 07/24/19 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by KenElevenShadows
Very cool. Great capture of some lightning, and great colors.


+1


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Re: Nashville at Night [Re: KenElevenShadows] #3000069 07/24/19 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by KenElevenShadows

Hand warmers and rubber bands (or a beer cozy) is a good cheap non-technical way to keep the lens warm and do away with condensation, dew, etc.


I definitely need to remember this for the beach trip next summer. Thanks Ken for the great ideas.


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