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Whoo, that was one heck of a thunderstorm last night.

Unfortunately, "operation photograph-lightning!" was a failure of epic proportions. At least I learned how the night-time mode on my camera works, and that I really need to get a tripod if I'm going to fanny about doing nightshots.

D'oh. Might have done better if I'd had more than one shot left on the memory card, and any battery left.

Edit: *peers out of window* That sky looks rather threatening. :\ I think it might be going to rain heavily again. Bah!


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Aug. 7th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess trying to send you Missouri weather worked, eh?

Kudos to you for trying to photograph lightning. Like most cool stuff to photograph, it is epically hard to do so.
Aug. 7th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
*waves fist* Curse you, you evil elevator-music-producing evilbot, you!

It lightninged again tonight, but not so dramatically. These professional photographers make it look so easy to snag. I wonder how they do it? Terabyte memory cards and BIG cameras? :P

The weather killed my alarm clock and made me late for work as well. ¬_¬ I woke up at 9:15 going "shitshitshit that so better not be the real time or it's a weekend or I've done my usual trick of going to sleep in front of the telly and waking up at 10pm going 'crap late for work' but it's not aw damn better ring them..."
Aug. 7th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
>8) You got what you asked for.

I have no idea. I'm horrid with a camera (shaky hands and no tripod is a bad combo) and know nothing ABOUT photography. I've searched for a good many lightning photographs in my time, some better than others. This is probably still my favourite.

Someday look into an alarm clock that has its own battery so it doesn't loose time. I have one, it's a life saver.
Aug. 9th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Woow, that's some nice lightninging. I so jealous of people who can do that. Maybe you have to have a WAY FAST camera with time-lapse and crap. And a tripod.

The annoying thing is, I HAVE three alarm clocks already (one of which is my mobile phone, and another of which has a battery), and I can STILL turn two of them off in my sleep. Three seems to be the break point where I actually hear it and go "hnh wake up now".

Oh well!

(Edit: Maybe I should get one of these...)

Edited at 2008-08-10 01:18 am (UTC)
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