Saturday, June 06, 2009

No Lightning


I drove home from the movies last night in and out of some rough thunderstorms. They were all localized, though, so when you weren't right under them, you got a pretty good light show from the lighting. Once I got home, I grabbed the camera and the tripod to see if I could get some pictures, as it wasn't raining at all near my house. I tried for about half an hour at three in the morning to capture some shots, but I got nothing worth anything. These are the best of the shots, and you can actually see a little bit of flash in two of them, but not enough to make it interesting, I'm afraid.



I've had a little more luck in the past, but it takes some pretty specific conditions to get decent lightning shots. You can check out my old pics here and here.

5 comments:

Buster said...

Ernie,

Actually I think the second shot is pretty spectacular!

totalrod2 said...

Great photos. What type of camera are you using? Incidentally, it's been nearly 4 years since you posted the Robert Way album (New Englnd Sleigh Ride) and people are still downloading it! Not only is this MY first time hearing it, but I didn't even know about your blog until now. I actually posted a Robert Way album on my own blog a couple days ago. Feel free visit:
http://totalrod2.blogspot.com/2009/06/robert-reynall-way-wonderful-world-of.html

Stephen said...

Wow, those are great, Ernie!

Anonymous said...

i think either of those shots would have gotten me an umbrella/great shots

Bonnett's Book Store said...

Hi Ernie

I've been enjoying your photos for some time now. We have surprisingly similar interests, photographically speaking. I don't know how I found your blog originally, but I'm glad I did.

I shot a storm the other night. These are small roughs I posted yesterday. I was surprised to learn that I have many much better images that will go up later. Out of 396 shots from this storm I have a little over a hundred that have anything of the slightest interest. They're located here. Shot through a window. The storm was passing directly overhead.

http://picasaweb.google.com/khbonnett/20090609Lightning#

Feel free to browse the rest of my gallery.

I'm posting this comment from work. My personal blog holds some of my photos. Here's a link to an old post of my lighting photos taken with a very primitive digital a decade ago.

http://blonking.blogspot.com/2007/03/captured-lightning-1998-1999.html

They aren't very impressive but I was constrained by the equipment, a Casio QV-11 that I enjoyed as much as possible while it lasted. It was claimed to the recycling heap by a stray beverage.

Thanks for sharing. Your stuff is better than TV most nights. :-)