A couple of weeks ago we had the first major storm of the year here in Montrose. We got about a foot of snow, depending on where you were. It was gorgeous! I was moving that day, so I didn’t get a ton of pictures taken. I did get several that I really like. Now that we are all moved I should hopefully be getting back on top of this blogging thing. I have more pictures from the past couple of months that I need to post on here, so those should be coming up soon.
For now, here’s the storm! Enjoy!
Tonight was an amazing lightning storm around town. Naturally I got out my camera and went for a little drive. Naturally, as well, the lightning portion of the storm peaked just as I was in the car driving to my favorite overlook. I managed to expose a few frames before the downpour and hail started. Back at home I went out to the back field to see if I could catch some more lightning before the storm rolled out of town. I didn’t capture very much lightning, but the storm was really cool anyway.
‘Daylight’ with stars
A few years ago I got the chance to photograph my very first lightning storm. Not my first time seeing one, of course, but the first time I had a camera capable of taking pictures of such an event. I was happy with the results, for a first try. My old camera didn’t have manual focus and the auto-focus didn’t particularly like focusing at night. So I ended up with a few cool pictures and several more that would have been cool if they had been anywhere close to focused.
Enter: New Camera! Since I got my new T2i back in June, I have been waiting for a good storm to come up at night so I could try my hand at lightning pictures again. Friday night was just such a night! The spot I picked was a little more lit up than it should have been and I learned a few other little things for next time, but all in all I’m pretty stoked that I got to go out lightning shooting again!