Electricity in the Air....

Discussion in 'B&W images' started by Amy Nelson, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Amy Nelson

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    Not exactly what I was after when I went up there, but it worked out. I was there to shoot a sunset and this moved in.
    I shot this on my EOS-R in Bulb mode and left if open for 3 minutes.

    07-25-2019 - 1.jpg
     
  2. Ben Egbert

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    Great work never thought of doing it that way. I get tons of noise at real long exposures on my 5Dsr, how do you deal with it?
     
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    I like the result of the long exposure to get the multiple bolts like this. Nice work.

    She won't get anywhere near the amount of noise with the EOS R that you get with your 5Dsr.
     
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    This is sure super cool Amy! I am so jealous!!! I would love to someday get lightning like that.
     
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    Lovely image Amy. The B&W treatment works nicely.
     
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    Have you tried using long exposure NR? It take another exposure with the shutter closed and subtracts that. As long as the exposure is managed properly noise is not an issue with 5DsR. I have done long exposures with a 10 stop ND filter for seascapes of the order of minutes.
     
  7. Amy Nelson

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    Thanks Ben! Here is the original image out of camera (except I removed the embarrassing dust/dirt spots from the lens), as you can see the noise really isn't too bad like Alan said. Add with normal processing most of it disappears. 07-25-2019 - Lightning Original.jpg
     
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  8. Amy Nelson

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    Thanks Jim :D
     
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    I normally use long exposure NR, but I have almost never used Bulb so I am not sure how to initiate it there. Jim will vouch for how bad my noise was.
     
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    Thanks Jameel! and thanks for the additional information, good to know.
     
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    Wow - I'd take that in lieu of a sunset! The B&W is very dramatic, but I also like the color of the sky in the original.
     
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    I would have to second that Monika, I love shooting the weather.
     
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    Really very nice
     
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    holy crap, that's an awesome lightning shot!
     
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    Looks impressive! Great job!
     
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    Cool! I like the B&W conversion.
     
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