Saturday, October 1, 2011

A gorgeous start to a gorgeous season.

As with all Saturdays, I was thinking about wasting my day playing video games, because I figured it was a scorcher outside outside. I noticed it was only 74 degrees. and. looking out my window, I saw clear blue skies and the sun shining bright. It was then I decided to take a trip to the park again to look for some photo opportunities. Unfortunately, there weren't too many despite how nice it was out. But I not only got some practice in while trying something new, but I also caught what I thought to be some pretty nice photos.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Zapper

There was a pretty heavy electrical storm in the area a few hours ago. I decided to grab my camera and go out for some lightning practice. Photography or not, I've always wanted to take a picture of lightning, so even if I wasn't impressed with the results per say, I'd still have fulfilled a long-time want of mine.

The very first photo I took (the one below) was actually good enough for me to pack it in, but I stayed for a few more shots. After five or six more photos of black sky, I decided to pack it in.

This type of lightning bolt is a positive bolt, more commonly known as Anvil lightning. These can typically strike anywhere within a several mile radius, where I was only two miles away from the cell. Brandishing a metal tripod and a spot under a tree, not to mention standing in a puddle of water, I decided to go ahead and pack it in on the account I felt uncomfortably unsafe.