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Old 06-04-2009, 02:48 AM   #4
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That is a nice shot for your first attempt.

The best advice I could give is to look for thunderstorms that have less rain with them. Not only do you have to worry less about keeping the camera dry, but low clouds and rain bands tend to obscure all but the closest lightning bolts. It's very difficult to post-process cloud obscured bolts into those sharp, crisp bolts that we'd like to see.

I've only been lucky enough to capture lightning once (just barely) while shooting rail-related subjects:

http://mattbeisser.fotopic.net/p51051633.html
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