Sunday, 28 January 2007

Adventurous Photography


It is rare to see a lightning show in Perth let alone a decent one. However the last 3 nights here have proven rather forthcoming.

So tonight I grabbed my trusty camera and ventured into the wilderness of my backyard. There was only one possible place I could stay covered from the rain and get a perfect view of the sky - the annex of the tin shed.

The air was thick with electricity and despite the danger I chose to go for it. I have always wanted to photograph lightning and this was my one big chance. As I stood buffeted by a strong, hot inland breeze I fought with the focus on my digital camera. It has no concept of twilight making the trees in the photographs appear like a water painting that had been sprayed with a fine shower.

As my arms, raised in readiness, grew tireder and tireder. Every now and then I would lower them for a split second and then FLASH ZIP ZING and the lightning was gone. Eventually as most warriors do when they concede defeat, I retreated.
Out of 150 hopeful photographs I have these two to show for it. Quite good really on a camera that has a 1 second delay.

4 comments:

Ruth's Place said...

photos look great!

Robynne said...

They came out well Kerin

the secret knitter said...

Congratulations on the new blog. The photos are quite impressive.

BealcA's Pad said...

Just brousing through your blog. Yah! I know I have done it before, but you are my friend, so I enjoy the trip...