Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Andover, MA - 2010

This was taken last week as I was headed home from work. I stopped to take pictures of the moon over one of the buildings nearby, and I realized that there was a lovely heat lightning show going on behind me. This is one of the cooler pictures from that collection. Given that I sat there for aboout 20 minutes, taking 1-second shutter clicks until the camera gasped in submission, you'd think I'd have gotten more pictures like this, but I can count the good ones on both hands. Now I know what must go into the REALLY cool lightning pictures I see online. Either that, or there are some people out there who are really good at Photoshop. :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Charlottesville, VA - 2010

I took this one in Chris Greene State Park near Charlottesville. I had a hard time convincing my camera that yes, I really did want to take a picture that was this dark. I took some that were lighter, but they just didn't have the same colors as this one, so I kept the camera on the settings that produced this picture. Usually, I'm not a fan of orange and yellow, but I really like this picture.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Andover, MA - 2010

I took this one last week when there were thunderstorms going on south of us but not over our heads. I stood outside for about 20 minutes pressing the shutter every five seconds, and this was the only shot I got that was halfway decent. The colors are original although I changed the brightness of it in order to make the bolt of lightning in the middle a little more visible.