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Summer Thunderstorm

This isn’t the first time I’ve tried to photograph lightning, and also isn’t the first time I wasn’t particularly successful… still, the results are better than the time I tried to shoot a passing thunderstorm from the beach in Cape Town, only to have my car battery die while trying to leave the parking lot… and then my dad had to come and tow my car, but the tow rope snapped in the pouring rain, and then he lost his car keys… The photos from that time, they really didn’t turn out well. At all.

This is one subject matter that digital photography still can’t do as well as film can, even with all the noise reduction in the world, you just can’t beat a ISO 50 film for a long exposure. And then, even more frustrating, is while your digital camera is busy faffing with its noise reduction (after each shot) you sit there watching the fireworks in the sky, but unable to actually do anything about it until your chunk of technology is finished trying to be as cool as film… meh.

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  1. mayur

    “This is one subject matter that digital photography still can’t do as well as film can, even with all the noise reduction in the world, you just can’t beat a ISO 50 film for a long exposure. And then, even more frustrating, is while your digital camera is busy faffing with its noise reduction (after each shot) you sit there watching the fireworks in the sky, but unable to actually do anything about it until your chunk of technology is finished trying to be as cool as film… meh”…… agrees agrees!!!

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  2. Thank you all, for your comments… the lightning was definitely more impressive than my photo of it, next time i won’t wait until halfway through the storm before setting up the tripod… xxx

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  3. Dad

    yeh well I’m still smarting from the embarrassment of that drenching, lost keys,.. found in my pocket!! Broken tow rope only noticed some 250m after the break, blush blush.. but then what are Dads for heh?

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