Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The Coming Storm!
So I heard thunder and checked my iPhone for the radar image and saw it was headed right for us. Hmmmmmm… Where should I go to protect myself from the lightning? Oh, I know… The Beach! Why don’t I go down by the water and watch the storm come across the sound! What a great idea, right? I set up my camera on a tripod, and used a manual setting. I set the exposure for 6 seconds at a time. I open the shutter, and hope for lightning. The shutter closes and I make the next exposure. I continued this for about half an hour, taking about 125 photographs. I only had lightning in about 20 of them. But I did get this one! I remember a saying back in the newspaper days when I would come back from a difficult shoot, saying "Oh man, I only got ONE shot!" The editor would always say, "One shot is all you need!"
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:15 PM