I took a few pics of a surprise thunderstorm earlier today (a very lightning-active storm yet quite small). The picture in itself displays a very beautiful mamatus clouds, but the added addition of the lightning but which was unintentionally take make this photo my best ever. I was shocked when I reviewed the photos to see that pic.
Thats a great shot, ive never been able to get lightning before. Where are the other pics?
I think i am going to start carrying my camera around with me, i always miss completely awesome shots. Last week we had a wicked storm roll through, from were i was i had an excellent view for miles before the storm ever neared me. You could see rotation a lot of rotation in the cloud, it was amazing to watch roll in.
If you're going to try to catch lightning, get an SLR camera, which aren't cheap (especially digital ones).
A lot of the pics from that day are of the same time frame (so basically copies of the original). I'll post the best of my pic collections for each time period for today.
I think I caught another bolt from a storm earlier, but there was too much light and that probably caused the lightning to be flooded out. That is a problem with daytime lightning. It's practically impossible to try it sunny because any exposure over 1/50th of a second (or less - I'll check the photos), the picture will white out, which means that it comes out white. The darker, the better when it comes to lightning photography.
Again, catching that bolt in the picture was shear luck. I wasn't looking for lightning in that shot but instead getting a pick of the mammatus under the anvil.
wow. About what time of day did you take those pics kyle?
7:51 p.m. edt
I hate this decapitalization script.
Correction: My comp or camera tagged the wrong time on the pic. I can say it was takem between 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM.
thats...beautiful! Its a very nice contrast too. You could tack on so many meanings for that picture too. its rediculous
Jeff is a missing boss
28th July 2002
That was a nice little storm that passed through Central PA the other day.
At one point it looked like the clouds above us were "boiling"....pretty weird