let there be light!

July 29, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Let there be light!

So what do you do when there's a storm and it is raining (like h*ll?!) ... You take pictures!

After some (multiple) trial and errors, I finally managed to shoot a lightning bolt! Not the easiest thing to do in photography as there are simply too many variables. Every shot is basically a 'lucky' shot. You try to analyze in what direction the most action is taking place, point it in that direction (don't forget the tripod) and simply set your shutterspeed to the longest amount (30 seconds - I should buy a remote, that way I can set it to even longer). When you succeed, it's adrenaline, baby!  

This was probably one of the 100 shots, I took that night of which this one was by far the best. I can only have the utmost respect for photographers who chose this as their main subject!  I also hope in the future there will be more lightning storms in my neighbourhood (when I finally got the hang of it, the sky was too clouded and the lightning bolts where partially covered).

Funny fact, if you look close, in the right bottom corner, our friendly neighbour - a cow - couldn't care less what's happening above her head. I wonder if it's cleverness or something else, because the safest spot when there's lightning is in the middle of a field (definitely not below a tree). Clever cows! Come to think of it, It wasn't safe either for 'little ol' me'!

This week I'm going to experiment with bokeh (a technique to make the background as out of focus possible)! Stay tuned and keep a close eye on the blog! Cheers!   


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