Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rainbows and Lightning

Sorry, I have been slacking.  I got back to Duluth and I have had all kinds of stuff that needed to be taken care of before I could start writing blogs again.  I have accomplished almost none of that stuff now, so I can start blogging.

Ok, not really, I bought a car, I got back to work, I made contact with the school people, but have yet to get a project set up to finish field camp.

But I did make some progress!

Now that I have a car I am making a habit of carrying my camera around with me.  It is nice to have a trunk where the contents are not visible to the outside world.  In the truck everything would have been sitting right out on the seat or in the topper which is the security equivalence of screaming "steal me!"  Now I have a good storage spot, out of sight, and the car looks like there is nothing special in it.

Plus it has an alarm system.

Anywho, I have a couple of albums of photos to share today.  So here we go!
I was driving home and I saw a rainbow out over the lake, had to stop and take a shot.

A couple of hours later I saw flashes of lightning in the distance.  I stopped and set up he tripod so that I could get a few shots.

I checked on the weather radar later, and these storms were south-east of Hayward, Wisconsin at the time.  Meaning that they were around 100 miles away, as the crow flies.

I got the f-stop, focus, iso, and exposure all balanced and then shot a few pictures.

I had to leave after a while because the mosquitoes were awful.

But I did some experimenation.

Played with a few settings.

And in the end it was worth it.

I really need to start carrying my long lens with me, and maybe get a few more for the set.

But, alas, you shoot what you can, with what you have.

And then get a parting shot of the sky as it gives a parting shot of the sunset in the clouds.