Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Clouds & Lightning

I really liked the outline of the cloud and the two lightning strikes in this photo I took back in the middle of last August, so in the absence of anything recent it's my Skywatch Friday entry for the week.
I'm frequently asked how I get my lightning shots - go to this post to see my explanation.

27 comments:

  1. Your lightening shots are so awesome, Al! This one is dramatic! I'm amazed at how perfectly you capture shots like this -- I shouldn't be amazed considering what a terrific photographer you are!! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  2. that´s soooo amazing and beautiful! :)

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  3. You can post your amazing lightening bolts anytime -- they are awe-inspiring. AND they remind me of Colorado, so I'm happy.

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  4. That is an excellent shot. You know, the funny part is that right now I hear thunder and I just saw lightning. It is almost 10 PM though so I am not going outside to try to take a picture – I prefer to look at yours!

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  5. Ciao Al, I do not think it's very easy to photograph lightning, this photo is spectacular!
    Have a good day!

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  6. Your lightening photo are really breathtaking, Al! Well done!

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  7. Amazing captures of lightning.

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  8. Most powerful sky so far!
    Great shot - love it :)

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  9. WOW, I love your photo. Great capture, you are very talented. Thanks for sharing your skies. Happy SKywatching!

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  10. An amazing photo, as well as a very interesting explanation that you link further to.

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  11. There are indeed some things only light can do. You managed to cover its magic. Chapeau !
    Please have a good Friday ahead.

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  12. You are a very talented photographer to be able to get this image.
    Joyce M

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  13. It's beautiful!! Got to read the explanation thanks for sharing.

    SWF

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  14. Espetacular imagem! Como consegui fotografar um raio? Amei isso! Parabéns!

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  15. Another beaut! Gotta get myself a tripod!

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  16. Wow - so dramatic and beautiful!

    I notice you have word verification on... those words are so hard to read! You might consider turning it off?

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  17. This is quite unusual to be able to capture two bolts of lightning behind a fearsomely black cloud. This is a great photo.

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  18. Really awesome picture!
    Like it very much!

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  19. Awesome! how i wish i could take a photo as beautiful as that...still a lot of things to learn for me. Thanks for sharing...

    -r1-

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  20. Another great capture, Al. This is one of my favorites!!

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  21. Really awesome shot, practically all lightning shots and taken using BULB setting on a DSLR where you can open and close the shutter at will rather timing it which is more difficult as lightning is unpredictable and very fast. Tripod is essential too:D ( you probably can do it on a compact camera, but it has to be one that has a manual mode)

    I don't like this new comment system format they have introduced, its awful:( wish they would stop changing everything.

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  22. Great shots! Have you used a lightning trigger such as the followings?

    www.pmgadgets.net
    www.nerotrigger.com

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  23. Oh my...!!!! You are just the professional in taking ligtening pictures!! You could publish a very interesting book, you know? :)

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