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My Lightning moment

October 26, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

LowRes-19Shooting lightning could be really fun and rewarding at the same time a little scary. I had read about it in many other blogs and websites how to take a picture of a lightning bolt but I never thought I would actually capture one until I did.

One stormy night in Colorado Springs in 2012 I walked out my house braving the wind and rain carrying some essentials. I kind of knew the place and vantage points from where I could view the city which really helped. I set my camera up along side few other photographers who were in the same boat as I was; waiting for the moment.

After a few hours of waiting and drenching in the rain I was loosing my patience but I hated the thought of going home empty handed after spending the time and energy that I did. I was using a remote trigger to open and close the shutter and doing about 30 second exposures and there it was right smack in the middle of my frame; a huge one. I almost tripped on my tripod when it happened. Anyways, I ended up spending a few more hours up until 3 or 4 in the morning but this was the best of the night. After some minimal editing this one was a keeper and a prized possession.

Yours Truly,

~Pravin Mohan

Tech facts: Nikon D7000, 17-55mm f2.8, 21sec, 48mm, f8.0, ISO100



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