Summer thunderstorm

062805storm.jpg The windows in my studio in Floyd are covered so I didn't see the sky darkening outside. But when thunder shook the building, I grabbed my camera and headed outside for a look. The dark, ominous clouds were a a shade of blue I had not seen here in the mountains, more like something you find on the plains of the midwest. The lightning came fast and furious. I sat the camera on a ledge and opened the shutter. Nature did the rest.

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The windows in my studio in Floyd are covered so I didn’t see the sky darkening outside. But when thunder shook the building, I grabbed my camera and headed outside for a look.

The dark, ominous clouds were a a shade of blue I had not seen here in the mountains, more like something you find on the plains of the midwest. The lightning came fast and furious. I sat the camera on a ledge and opened the shutter. Nature did the rest.

Then the rain hit and I headed back inside for shelter.

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6 Responses

  1. Doug,

    Dramatic shot of natural energy!

    What I really wanted to say is I’m elated to see you back in top form on The Rant.

    You somehow seem to reduce all the bullshit to a simple clarity that is striking in its truth.

    The American public wakes up to our sad state 6 months after the election!

    You might consider a Rant on why and when did “Secular” become a dirty word?

    I thought it was a foundation of our constitution.

    Please keep up the photos AND the Rant!

  2. Doug, Your photo is, well, simply awesome. Storm scenes such as this are just not seen on the west coast – so thank you for sending me a sample. elgee

  3. Hey! Budding Photographer here. Regarding your camera settings for the lightning shot…what fstop were you using, and how long did you leave the shutter open. I’m trying to learn how to do something out of the ordinary, and would appreciate any input.

    Unless it’s state secret, of course.

    Thanks.

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