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28th June 2012
the sea would electrocute us all
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i call up my friend the good angel but she's out with, her ansaphone, she says she'd love to come help but the sea would electrocute us all
i'm always jealous when i see other peoples lightning shots, which i think is because i've never taken one that i was satisfied with, nor had many opportunities to do so. i was lucky to finally have a go when i was on isla mucura. the first night the sky was flashing quite a lot, but on the other side of the island. the second night it started flashing exactly where the sun had set a few hours prior. what i found cool was that despite the big, black storm cloud there rest of the sky was still full of stars. it created a nice effect. the weather was producing far more flashes than it was bolts so i found the timing of the capture difficult. my solution for this was to increase the exposure time to increase the chances of snapping a bolt, as well as showing off the stars. this one was a little over two minutes but despite this slow shutter speed the final result is pretty similar to how it looked at the time - with the ocean and sky quickly illuminating with each spark from the sky. it was a beautiful view - just gotta get a cool city shot next.

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28/06/2012
the sea would electrocute us all
i'm always jealous when i see other peoples lightning shots, which i think is because i've never taken one that i was satisfied with, nor had many opportunities to do so. i was lucky to finally have a go when i was on isla mucura. the first night the sky was flashing quite a lot, but on the other side of the island. the second night it started flashing exactly where the sun had set a few hours prior. what i found cool was that despite the big, black storm cloud there rest of the sky was still full of stars. it created a nice effect. the weather was producing far more flashes than it was bolts so i found the timing of the capture difficult. my solution for this was to increase the exposure time to increase the chances of snapping a bolt, as well as showing off the stars. this one was a little over two minutes but despite this slow shutter speed the final result is pretty similar to how it looked at the time - with the ocean and sky quickly illuminating with each spark from the sky. it was a beautiful view - just gotta get a cool city shot next.

here's the original