Tuesday, April 28, 2009



Another serendipitous image. Again of the fellows in the field. If you look closely you can see the ghostly outline of a person between the lightning bolts. If you look closer still* you'll see that there are multiple images of said person. The lighting bolts acting as a strobe capturing multiple images as he walked to the right. Right place at the right time.

* As always, click on the image to see a larger version.

7 comments:

BobbieCoughlin said...

Amazing! It's a gorgeous image--also a frightening one.

Chesney said...

These lightning shots are amazing! I am impressed!

Sunny said...

Your lightning shots are truly impressive.

top5cats said...

I think the best yet, I like seeing the lightening and some of the clouds and sky, seems more ominous that way. Great job. I am researching a lightweight tripod to carry easily. Any suggestions?

top5cats said...

I have a Nikon D80, so it has a little weight to it. Thanks

MevetS said...

@ top5cats: I have a Manfrotto 005MF3 carbon fiber tripod (it appears this model is no longer available). It is both strong and lightweight. And I use a Really Right Stuff BH-55 with B2 AS II clamp ball head. Neither are particularly inexpensive, but I've learned that when it comes to photo equipment you really do get what you pay for.

When looking for a tripod and head combination be sure to select one that can support the weight of your camera and heaviest lens. My tripod can support 7 kg / 15.4 lbs. I also use it with a small telescope and it supports everything just fine.

I also suggest that you get a head with a quick release system. With such a system you screw a small plate to the camera and clamp that plate to the tripod head. This saves time when mounting the camera to the tripod. You'll be much happier if you get a quick release system head and you'll use the tripod more often.

How heavy a tripod to get will depend on how you plan on using it. I often go hiking with tripod, so light weight was important to me. If you will not be carrying the tripod long distances then paying the premium for carbon fiber probably isn't worth it.

If you've got a good local camera store then pay them a visit and try out some of the tripods. Take your camera and see how easy each tripod/head combination is to use and if the weight is acceptable.

Good luck and have fun.

EstherF said...

Incredible location and the shots are something I can only dream about. Thanks for sharing!