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Old 05-13-2014, 11:57 PM   #4
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With work it could be a SC / PCA photo. Address the color cast, and do some exposure work on the ground to brighten it up some and back down the glare on the side of the locomotive.

For lightning, it's a total crap shoot. If you expose darker you miss the smaller strikes, expose too brightly, and you'll blow out the big ones. I generally shoot around iso 400, f8 and I close the shutter immediately after a strike, or after 30 seconds have passed.

There's no right or wrong way to go about it, as it's more luck than skill.

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