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I am obsessed with catching lightning. I got about 20 bolts today in about 1,000 frames.
by emily on August 18, 2010
These shoes were lined up in the window of a big house in the botanical gardens in Kunming. It looked like a lot of workers lived there. A lot of the gardens themselves were very dry and not in bloom, but I think this photo made the trip out there worth it!
by emily on June 4, 2010
I thought it was special to get lightning shots before, but it’s actually not that hard. Basically, you keep the shutter open and hope a bolt appears in at least a few photos.
This one hit really close. This photo is not Photoshopped (well, basic levels and cloning out some dust.)
Close up, lightning looks just awesome! You can see little white particles of energy all around in the air.
by emily on August 27, 2009
Last week it poured rain every afternoon. Along with the rain came a few huge lightning storms! I took a couple hundred photos, and captured about eight different strikes.
Who said lightning never strikes in the same place twice? I have two photos of it hitting the Pearl TV Tower now, and saw it happen close-up another time.
This is a composite of five different photos.
You can see that each one is hitting a building!
More lightning photos to be posted tomorrow.
by emily on August 26, 2009
by emily on July 27, 2009
|I think I like this one better. The city looks a lot more “shiny” and less gloomy.
What do you think?
by emily on July 20, 2009
by emily on July 13, 2009
|Mom just told me that I won a photo contest!
It was called “Between Fences” and it went along with a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition that was at the Miner County Rural Life Museum in Howard (my hometown in South Dakota.) Above is the news article about the contest.
I won the adult category with this photo I’d taken when I was back home and fixed fence with Dad. Someone involved in the contest told mom that the judge picked my photo as 1st right away, then had a harder time picking out the 2nd and 3rd places. It’s not a huge prize or lots of fame, but I’m happy!
by emily on June 17, 2009
We were too late to go to the Forbidden City, but I got a great photo of one of the towers. Daktronics has a project there and one of the guys will give us a private tour. He has worked there for many years and even gave Jon a book of his own photography of the city he had published!