Wednesday, August 10, 2016

fire sunset


Yesterday, Aug. 9, 2016 

This followed another afternoon storm that approached from the west dramatically, showing the water it's dumping as it comes, the wind kicking up as it nears, cracks of thunder, lightning strikes out of frame, the sky darkening, and the whole thing petering out as it passes overhead leaving dry roofs and streets and clear sky for the night. 



5 comments:

edutcher said...

Chip, I appreciate you want to get some cool pictures, but, now that you're through with the storm, could you send it our way?

Chip Ahoy said...

Sure. You can have them.

I'm totally bummed out because I want it to be wet and I want a lot of lightning within frame so my splendid little camera can use its infrared shutter release to catch lightening in between timed shutter releases. But it never happens.

Only once.

I set up the tripod, set up camera and cell phone, snap away with regular time lapse but no lightning. And it PISSES me off.

Not really. It's just a bit frustrating. But we photographer types are accustomed to frustration, long waits, wasted effort and disappointment. It's part of our craft.

*looks over shoulder* What?

Lem said...

Is about to rain here also.

edutcher said...

We received your storm. A little the worse for wear crossing the Plains and the Mississippi, but it dropped a little rain we needed.

Much obliged.

Rhythm and Balls said...

That first picture's really beautiful, Chip.