Monday, July 28, 2008

A Storm: Four Frames

From Sunday evening, around 8:00 p.m.


15 comments:

tornwordo said...

So is that the trick? Film it and then freeze frame the lightning part?

somewhere joe said...

Remarkable difference between the pre- and con-lightning shots. That stuff is bright! Nice sequence.

Greg said...

Hey Torn! Until I can get a more elaborate digital camera with options for slower exposures, screen caps is definitely the way to go!

Joe, I should've included a few frames that came in between the first dim shot...one is just simply a frame of blinding white light--you couldn't even see the garden or anything!

This lightning, she is amazing stuff, no?

CJ said...

Ahh nice. I've never been able to capture lightning. Great shots here and below--I love the long legs on the daisy.

Greg said...

Thanks, CJ! I'm excited to have figured out how to share this--a good summer storm is definitely a part of the whole garden experience!

Jenn Thorson said...

Nice capture of those bolts, my friend! I'm sure glad the last frame wasn't a close-up of the dude with the camera getting "zotted" :)

Greg said...

A free-standing tripod, Jenn, kept me more or less safe from potential zot-ting...

sageweb said...

wonderful shots!

MartininBroda said...

I hope soon there are heart-warming and wise remarks about the garden after the storm; incidentally, your soundtrack has inspired me to create my "own".

All the best.

Jess said...

Screen caps or not, they're cool!

Greg said...

Hi Sage - thanks!

I'm happy to say the garden is just fine--there's even some new things to enjoy! Can't wait to check out your soundtrack.

Thanks, Jess. I think it's pretty cool, too. Best part about screen caps is you can go frame by frame and really see how the lightning behaves...which is just incredible.

Lightning: I'm a big fan.

T.R. said...

Great capture!

Last night they shot something in the atmosphere here to try and make it rain on all the pollution -- the sky exploded with this weird lightning and all the buildings rattled with the sonic boom. Not a cloud in the sky and thunder and lightning -- a little disconcerting -- hey but I could see my hand in front of my face when I went outside this morning.

Greg said...

Never heard of that before.

It must've been been so odd, but spectacular, too. Did it last long?

Great that it worked so well. I bet that will make some athletes very happy!!

em said...

Wow, thank you so much for this. I'm a wild nights girl living in a no dramatic weather location. It's great to know you are getting such glory. (I know. I used that word in the last comment too, but your pictures make me want to use that word.)

RainforestRobin said...

These are AWESOME!!!! Great photos...curious how you did them. I love how they are multi-branched like tree roots. Lucky you. I LOVE being out in a storm. Did you get hit? LOL Are you still alive. Hey, like I told you...I've been hit twice! Great post.