Lightning Caught on Film

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Lightnings are sometimes happening and I want to move you away from the couch, to take your camera and do some pictures. Let me show you some pictures I took from the lightning.

Credits: rainboow

On a relaxed evening, I moved exceptionally away from the warm bed and TV to shoot some pictures from the balcony. There I built myself some accommodation. You could do that a bit more professionally but it was just a spontaneous idea. Do you know when the lightning and thunder is over? You have only a few minutes to take some pictures.

Credits: rainboow

So the lightning started and I grabbed a folding chair, a batch of DVDs, my little Diana Mini and an ISO 200 film.
Yes, you could have done that more professional with a panoramic camera and a tripod, but like I said before, it was a spontaneous idea.

Credits: rainboow

I built a tower of DVDs on the railing from the balcony, till I could see the sky perfectly trough the viewfinder. Then, I set the Diana Mini on Bulb, more than 4 meters, and cloudy. Then, I waited until the lightning was over and I pushed the shutter. The most difficult thing was to know where the lightning could happen on the sky, because they are never seen on the same spot again.

Credits: rainboow

But I’m very pleased with my first pictures!

Credits: rainboow

If I see lightning again, I will use a tripod and the Sprocket Rocket.

written by rainboow on 2012-11-26 in #lifestyle #dark #thunder #lomography #night #lightning #film #flash #analogue-lifestyle #sky
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