Monday, August 08, 2005


The last severe thunderstorm to come by my home was quite severe. This lightning bolt hit about a mile away - the thunder that resulted set off car alarms and broke some windows in the area. I'm surprised my lens is still intact.

9 comments:

Aisha said...

I love how some of the lightning seems to mystically go through a tree

brent said...

great capture

adnan said...

Nice! How did you catch it... long exp during an electrical storm?

Ali said...

Lightning shots have something magical, it's hard to explain.

Adnan - I took this shot by exposing each shot for five seconds. Each shot had some lightning bolts - then I shuffled through them and selected the ones which I liked.

Aisha said...

Thanks for checking my site, my blog's title says "snippets of my life and issues of interest"... so occasionally I write about interesting points to ponder that occur in my life. I love writing.. it's the art that I try to perfect like you with your beautiful photography:). "a diary for the world to see" is that a bad thing?

Jane said...

Lightning is spectacular and you got a great shot. Keep posting the terrific pictures.

Ali said...

Aisha - I like your idea. "a diary for the world to see." How about "A Diary of the World as I see it." Or even "The World : As I see it."

I like the latter.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Great picture!

I could never photograph lightning. I used to set my camera to have the shutter permanently open on a dark night, then close them as soon as there was a bolt of lightning.

It never worked.

Ali said...

Here's the trick, keep your shutter open - exactly when the lightning hits, close the shutter. You might also want to shoot at f/13 or f/9 to make the image more defined.