OF SEVERAL PICTURES :
If your camera does not allow an exposure time of B or
T or greater than 10 seconds and you only have this night
mode or an exposure time of 2 seconds maximum with manual
mode, then with a shorter exposure time or the night mode
is possible to get results as good and sometimes even prevent
the picture is marred by too bright flash. But for that you
must use the continuous shooting (burst mode) and not move
the tripod at each shot. And a lightning may be taken averaged
over 50-100 photos following the thunderstorm activity. And
then it will merge photos. For example on 10 photos of an
exposure time of 2 seconds each and taken following, if 3
photos have lightning(s) of which the first and last with
an interval of about 20 seconds, then merge those 3 pictures
would amount to about the same that having put an exposure
time of 20 seconds.
- METHOD TO MERGE MULTIPLE PHOTOS LIGHTNING
For this with Adobe Photoshop software you open the
first picture. Then you open the second photo, by selecting
and copying it. Then you go to the window where there is
the first picture and you paste the picture you just copied.
Then in this window each photo that you paste will represent
a layer. So that the picture that you just paste to it is
superimposed on other photo then you must go into the window
of Photoshop which shows us the pasted layers and tells
us how they are pasted. For the layer that was pasted you
must hand "Normal" on to "Overlay" which
is often the best (but which can sometimes be too bright).
Sometimes you have to crop photos based on landscape or
lighted houses... Then you must do the same for other photos
and when the operation is finished you only have to merge
all layers by going to LAYER and MERGE LAYERS.
Since the 2 merged photos will never be fine depending
on the brightness too or not quite important due to the
merger, it will sometimes arrange this. Then by going to
LAYER and NEW ADJUSTEMENT LAYER and CURVES you can all improve
without too much difficulty.
DURING THE LIGHTNINGS HUNTING
- You have to stay away from tall objects such as trees,
and telephone poles ;
- You should avoid be located in a surrounding landscape.
It is best to seek shelter in an area of low altitude as
a Valley ;
- You must especially be away from the water which is
a good conductor of electricity. Don't go on a boat when
a thunderstorm is coming and if you are already on a boat
it is best to go as fast as possible on land ;
- You need to be away from objects that are good conductors
of electricity such as tractors, metal fences, motorcycles
and bicycles... (don't hold an umbrella) ;
- Don't park your car in the surrounding of a cliff
or in a valley embedded in the event of heavy rainfall...
- During a thunderstorm you are safe inside a car, but
don't touch the metal parts and there isn't zero risk. You
must not park near trees or other large objects that may
topple over during a thunderstorm and you have to watch
out for power lines that have fallen or may fall on your
- If you are in a forest, then shelter you under dense
vegetation formed of small trees or bushes ;
- Don't go out if the thunderstorm is very closely ;
- You must be away from all objects which are conductors
of electricity such as radiators... ;
- Don't use the phone ;
- Before the thunderstorm is near you, unplug electrical
appliances, including radios and televisions. But don't
touch during the thunderstorm ;
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