Landscape - Chris Galando
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Waikiki Lightning Storm

Camera: Nikon D700Lens: 24-70 f/2.8 (24mm)6 image stitched panorama30 sec, f/10, ISO 320 all in manual mode and manual focusTripod: Gitzo GT3541LSBallhead: RRS BH-55Processed using: Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6 (merge to Pano), Nik Sharpener ProThis Panorama was created in Waikiki on Oahu, Hawaii. I had stayed at this hotel many times before but always faced south. This time I was fortunate to face north into downtown and see an amazing storm roll in. It was the first lightning storm I tried to capture with my camera so I had a lot of trial and error. I started with a vertical capture of the lightning at left and since the timing of lightning is unpredictable I set my exposure for 30 seconds and kept hiting the shutter until I captured a bolt. Once I got the lightnng image I then used a level tripod and swung it to capture the next 5 images with about 20% overlap so I could create the panorama. There were a lot of people on their balconies that night enjoying the show safely and I was very lucky to enjoy it with them and capture such an awesome event.

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