Lightning Shutter Release

lightning shutter release
    shutter release
  • The mechanism, usually a button on the top of the camera, that activates the shutter to expose the film.
  • The button on a camera that is pressed to make the shutter open
  • The button you press to take the picture. Often half pressing the Shutter Release activates the autofocus, auto exposure and vibration reduction, and a full press is required to actually take the picture.
  • Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms.
  • Very quick
  • the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more
  • abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
lightning shutter release - Lightning: A
Lightning: A Novel
Lightning: A Novel
Drawn from the life of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of his time,
Lightning is a captivating tale of one man’s curious fascination with the marvels of science.

Hailed by the Washington Post as ?the most distinctive voice of his generation,” Echenoz traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe, who travels across the Atlantic at the age of twenty-eight to work alongside Thomas Edison, with whom he later holds a long-lasting rivalry. After his discovery of alternating current, Gregor quickly begins to astound the world with his other brilliant inventions, including everything from radio, radar, and wireless communication to cellular technology, remote control, and the electron microscope.

Echenoz gradually reveals the eccentric inner world of a solitary man who holds
a rare gift for imagining devices well before they come into existence. Gregor is a recluse—an odd and enigmatic intellect who avoids women and instead prefers spending hours a day courting pigeons in Central Park.

Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Echenoz once again demonstrates
his astonishing abilities as a prose stylist as he vividly captures the life of an isolated genius. A beautifully crafted portrait of a man who prefers the company of lightning in the Colorado desert to that of other human beings, Lightning is a dazzling new work from one of the world’s leading contemporary authors.

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This storm was coming in from the west and I noticed there was a lot of lightning and I thought, here's my chance to get some lightning shots. So I got the tripod out and set up under the carport. Lightning was striking every 5 to 10 seconds. I set the aperture to the smallest I could, f22 in this case, and varied the shutter speed between 2 & 4 seconds and then just kept mashing the shutter release (via remote cable). Out of 101 exposures, I caught 5 good lightning strikes. I was very happy with the results. :-)
Lightning August 2010 Middletown, RI
Lightning August 2010 Middletown, RI
Taken at 3 am. Early morning seems to be the best time for lightning photography, at least around here. I almost missed this shot while fiddling with a lightning triggered shutter release I've been working on for my 30D.

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