This evening was a nice night to do a star trail. This is 70 x 30 seconds merged together via Photoshop. I did get a meteor but it’s very faint. I’ll edit the pictures with the meteor in it and make it more visible. I’m hoping for a chance to chase weather within the next couple of days. Tomorrow night, I’m going to shoot an Open-Mic night at the local cafe. I’ll post something from it.
I needed to practice shooting people indoors because I’m going to shoot an Open-Mic Night at the local cafe. I’ve shot the cafe quite a few times. My wife is going to sing that night and since she was practicing, I got a few shots.
This evening I was coming home from auditions and got a picture of an old barn with clouds in the background and I was going to use it as my picture of the day. After eating some supper next door, I went and checked out the weather. A thunderstorm was popping lightning to my east. I got to my house, grabbed my camera, tripod, a sweatshirt (to protect me from the mosquitoes), and my remote release to get some lightning shots. I took 206 storm shots. Of those, 65 had some sort of lightning in them. I picked the most magnificent ones and this was the winner. I will post the other contenders in a post tomorrow.
My apologies for the late post. It gets dark kinda late and I wanted to get a star trail this evening. It’s been a while since I did one. As you can see, I was able to catch a meteor while shooting the star trail. I will post a picture of just the meteor tomorrow sometime. This is 63 x 30 second shots merged together in Photoshop with a free action I found. I have to take 30 second shots because of light pollution. I also had to process this in black and white because of light pollution. If anybody is interested on how I did this, let me know in the comments or send me an email through my Contact Page and I’ll be more than happy to help you out.
And for those interested, I was listening to Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd while processing this shot. Pink Floyd is my favorite band. :D
This afternoon, the clouds were doing there summertime thing and popping showers all over southern Louisiana. I drove a couple of minutes up the road from where I live to get this shot. I didn’t want any trees or powerlines interfering with the view.
This afternoon after going swimming, this was my view. I had to get a couple of shots because it was so awesome to see. The clouds were building all afternoon but didn’t do much where I was. The forecast is favorable for storm chasing next week. I sure hope so.
This afternoon, the storms were popping south of where I live. I went and did some investigating to see what they were doing. I got a quite a few shots but nothing spectacular where I was. I couldn’t go any further south because of potential hail in the storm cells. As I was heading home, I noticed the clouds to my west. This is one of them. The sunrays and rain wall looked pretty impressive.
I went swimming this afternoon and saw this magnificent set of clouds to my southeast. I checked the radar and they were down by the coast, which is a couple of hours away. I drove a few minutes to one of my favorite spots to get storm shots and got a few pictures. I thought the rice bins would be a nice addition to the picture.
I got this shot about two hours after sunrise. The clouds were pretty amazing so I got a couple of shots. Today was a short day of shooting for me. I only got two shots with my camera. This one and another one of the clouds. Tomorrow will hopefully be better since there is a nice chance of storms in the afternoon.
I got an email this morning about using reflections in your pictures. One of the pictures in the post was an eye. I decided to try it and this is what I got. I used my macro lens to get this shot. I was able to get the reflection of the sky and our rose bush. This is one shot I need to work on.