Static Prevails

by npegg

New Scotland Ontario

New Scotland Ontario

June 30th it rained.

Had my camera and a small tripod, while stopping at my dads house. Glanced and saw some lightning in the distance. Originally, I wanted to take some slow shutter/long exposures of the fireflies that were lazily drifting above the grass. But that idea quickly warped into some sort of lighting shot before the rain hit.

With no bug spray, I decided to embark on the patient, trial and error task that is capturing lighting.

Placing the camera almost on the ground, I originally composed a shot with our front mailbox, and a wind turbine in the back ground, in hopes that the lighting would strike in frame to create a very cool image.

After, missing a handful of lighting strikes with that composition, I decided to switch it up and go for the lighting, as the storm was moving east quite quickly.

While many attempts were made, this was the closest I came to anything spectacular.

iso 100 f22 30seconds shutter. 17mm kit, canon 60d + an umbrella and the horizon.

Thanks for reading.

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