Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Stormy World

Over the last week we've finally been getting some monsoon moisture (the last five days have all followed our classic summer monsoon pattern of morning sunshine with later-day thunderstorms), so I thought I'd show a stormy sky for My World Tuesday since we've seen so many. I took this photo in my front yard, and used GIMP to crop and sharpen it slightly. It's a single 28-second exposure, there's no fancy editing or photo-mixing here.
This storm had so much lightning that I was able to get many photos out of it, and I'll share them over the next few weeks.

27 comments:

  1. Awesome, amazing captures, Al! I haven't seen any lightening to speak up since I've lived in the northwest -- we have lots of rain, but very few if any storms like this! Look forward to seeing more -- I'd rather see these kinds of skies in your photos than for real! Hope you have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  2. Wonderful shot of lightning.

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  3. What a capture... I haven't seen lighting like that in years. Don't see much of it in Southern CA.

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  4. Great shot! You get some amazing storms out there. I pulled off I-25 some years ago just to watch the lightning as the storm moved east.

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  5. Nice shooting, but don't get fried!

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  6. Ummm, Al where were you standing when you took that stunning picture? Be safe!

    I just scrolled down a ways as I'm catching up -- loved the Lion's Gate Bridge (we've been there) and Agora (we haven't -- wish we had)...I never know whether I more enjoy seeing your pictures of places we love or places we'll probably never get to. Do know I love the mixture!

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  7. Amazing captures!
    I love how you included the illuminated house in the frame. Nice job.

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  8. Lightning is actually very beautiful, but the thunderclaps are frightening. I was never afraid of thunderstorms until my house was struck by lightning a few years ago, in the middle of the night. Your photo is excellent! Thanks for your visit. So you know my country well? I came here when I was twelve.

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  9. two lightnings, watch out you don't be struck by thunder twice.

    Beautiful photo.

    Are you a lightning chaser?

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  10. I´ll be glad to see you on *PicStory*! :) LG Tina

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  11. Al, you captured not only lightning but also lightning strikes. Beautiful and scary. I can never be outside under such weather. Stunning shot! Have a great day.

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  12. Al, you are just so great at shooting lightening! I really enjoy your pictures.

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  13. Es una imagen bella y estremecedora. yo me escondería sin hacerles fotos.felicidades amigo.besos

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  14. The lightening in your photo is amazing! It's all over the sky...must have been some storm!

    PS: Thank you for the answer regarding your last post! I still like the sepia-like feel of the photo :D

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  15. Hiya Al,
    The way you use light is fab.
    That glow in the foreground adds so much to the sky picture.

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  16. Amazing photograph! I've tried and tried to get a decent photo of lightning but it hasn't happened yet. Great achievement. Thanks for sharing this!

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  17. Gorgeous shot!I like it very much even if I'm afraid of lightning.
    Ciao from Italy

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  18. It looked these two are answering each other in their own lightning-speak.

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  19. Wow, such a fantastic shot! :)

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