Finally

It is about to rain and it looks like it is gonna be a doozy. It rained somewhat, more of a shower really, two weekends ago which I will admit was nice but it wasn't the knock-down, drag-out rainstorm my heart was after. This is a special moment since it hasn't rained like this in some time. It feels like 6 or 7 months. So, I have been outside taking pictures because the sky is absolutely gorgeous. The mixture of the sunset and oncoming thunderheads is doing wonderfully eerie things.


After a few pictures I'd noticed the kids had stopped playing their last soccer game of the evening and were inching closer and closer to where I was. They were also in a tight mass about the width of a picture shot. I can sense when people are mugging for the camera. Ahh, how things have changed. The little one in front ran away crying the first time I took her picture. I suppose cameras do look a little intimidating if you haven't seen one before. Especially if the first time you are seeing a camera is the first time you are seeing a large bearded white man too.


The lightening and thunder started a short while after the kids were satisfied with having their pictures taken. I decided I had to get a picture of the lightening. This turns out to be extremely difficult. Do you have any idea how fast lightening is? Lightening-fast is the answer to that question. After taking about 100 of the same picture, I figured I'd better stop taunting Thor to have another shot at killing me. My solution was to take a movie and then take a snapshot of the frame with the best bolt. It turned out to be a bit blurry but you can definitely tell what part of the picture is the lightening.


I am now going to turn off the electricity, safely store all valuables away from outlets and double wrap them in plastics bags, then I am going to read a book.
Socks and Underwear: Finally

Monday, November 8, 2010

Finally

It is about to rain and it looks like it is gonna be a doozy. It rained somewhat, more of a shower really, two weekends ago which I will admit was nice but it wasn't the knock-down, drag-out rainstorm my heart was after. This is a special moment since it hasn't rained like this in some time. It feels like 6 or 7 months. So, I have been outside taking pictures because the sky is absolutely gorgeous. The mixture of the sunset and oncoming thunderheads is doing wonderfully eerie things.


After a few pictures I'd noticed the kids had stopped playing their last soccer game of the evening and were inching closer and closer to where I was. They were also in a tight mass about the width of a picture shot. I can sense when people are mugging for the camera. Ahh, how things have changed. The little one in front ran away crying the first time I took her picture. I suppose cameras do look a little intimidating if you haven't seen one before. Especially if the first time you are seeing a camera is the first time you are seeing a large bearded white man too.


The lightening and thunder started a short while after the kids were satisfied with having their pictures taken. I decided I had to get a picture of the lightening. This turns out to be extremely difficult. Do you have any idea how fast lightening is? Lightening-fast is the answer to that question. After taking about 100 of the same picture, I figured I'd better stop taunting Thor to have another shot at killing me. My solution was to take a movie and then take a snapshot of the frame with the best bolt. It turned out to be a bit blurry but you can definitely tell what part of the picture is the lightening.


I am now going to turn off the electricity, safely store all valuables away from outlets and double wrap them in plastics bags, then I am going to read a book.

7 Comments:

Blogger Ryan said...

Wow! Is that lightning picture for real? I did something similar a while back, but yours is way cooler.

It's been blustering all day here too, but I'm not sure if it's going to deliver. It looks like Justin's old site north of me is getting hammered though.

November 8, 2010 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger presco said...

Wow, what a great picture! Yes do not make Thor unhappy with you!

November 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger mrpresco said...

nice job on the picture!

November 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Yikes!

November 8, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Noah Prescott said...

That is genuine South African lightening right there. I do all my photo manipulations in Paint. That should be enough to convince you that I could not possible fake anything in a picture. If that doesn't do it though, the lightening was preceded and accompanied by the following noises, rumble-rumble-waaaa-CRACK! Surely that is enough proof.

November 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Just FYI, the easiest way to capture lightning is to take long exposure shots at low sensitivity(ISO)/and small aperture. Set focus to infinity and the shutter speed for as long as your camera will leave it open. This works especially well at night.
I usually try and take 15s or 8s shots. Sometimes I get no lightning and sometimes I get too much. Keep the resolution at a max so you can crop into the lightning later and shoot the widest space possible.
Nice shot!

November 10, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Noah Prescott said...

Thanks Tim. It is amazing how uninformed my photography skills are. I take 99% of my photos with the Auto setting. Great tips but I am not sure my camera can even do those things.

November 11, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

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