Categories Uncategorized Before and During Post author By John Scalzi Post date May 26, 2009 18 Comments on Before and During Before: During: After, it will be too dark to see. Share: By John Scalzi I enjoy pie. View Archive → ← Reminder: California is a State in Which Same-Sex Marriages Are Legal → Too Late He Realized His Wife Had Been Bitten By That Zombie After All 18 replies on “Before and During” Niiiiiiiiiiiice Summer thunderstorms. For some reason, I always liked them. Cats, dos and young children, do not. Damnit……. dogs, not dos. Wow! Nice job! VERY cool looking! (John, I don’t suppose you could email those pics to me?) Great pictures! Was capturing the lightning luck or skill? Oh wow! We don’t ever get views like that in Los Angeles. ==== Try the ‘Esque: http://whateveresque.com/ Not on the main Whatever anymore, but not forgotten. Wow. That’s one of the coolest pictures I’ve ever seen. The night before last we had a fierce thunderstorm here, in the Netherlands. My 3 year old son woke up crying. When I entered the room he complained ‘He does boom!’ and explained that he thought that a sprinter and a doubledecker (two types of trains, we live close to the train track) had collided. My wife explained that it was actually the clouds that were breaking. The before has kind of a reverse mushroom cloud quality to it. How long was the picture exposed? 1 second? 10? 15? 30? I’ve tried to take lightning pics, but haven’t had any success so far. I either get the whole sky lit up (if I make a long exposure) or everything dark as the pit (if I take a short exposure). That’d be a great book cover. Just have to figure out what the story is. Either of those pictures would be a great background image too. Any chance you’ll post higher-res copies anywhere? AJ@#2: No correction necessary, DOS does not like thunderstorms either. Nice ‘during’ shot. Long exposure, or just quick and lucky on pushing the button? Oh, I dunno… that white silhouette at the top of the lightning looks like the mothership coming in for a landing to me. Gorgeous. That is all. Try the fireworks setting if you have one on your digital camera. Mine does great fireworks, just haven’t had the opportunity to try it on lightening…but may get that chance really soon as the severe storm link on my toolbar just started flashing! Comments are closed.