Field Lightning

Field Strike

Today’s blog post takes up back to my recent storm chasing trip in Arizona.  I titled this image, and the post “Field Lightning” for the simple reason that I was in a field, it is of a field and the lightning came in in the field, pretty creative isn’t it.? :-)

I really debated whether or not I was going to share this image or not, there are a few things about this image that I really love, the fact that it was shortly after sunset meant that there was still just a little bit of color in the sky to add interest, and I also loved having those huge field sprinklers in the shot to show that I was in an agricultural area of town.  The one thing I am not really happy with is how blown out the lightning strike was.  I had been shooting lightning for about 15 minute prior to this image, all of which were quite a ways away from me and the exposure was dialed in pretty well for those.  This strike was MUCH closer than any of the ones I had shot prior to this one and that lead to this one being over exposed.  I was able to recover the shot and got this, which is still an image that I am happy with.

If you are curious as to how I recover lightning images that are overexposed and blown out, I have a tutorial online, please check it out.

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One Comment

  1. Nicholas Pappagallo August 5, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Scott, Great shot, sad I missed meeting you – I have to plan a little better next time you come to town! See you soon

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