Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Hood River lightning storm

Here are a few of the shots I took last week of the lightning storm in Hood River. I was excited to go out and shoot this because lightning storms are pretty rare up here, they usually only happen a couple times a year. I started shooting at around 3AM from our house, but the storm quickly moved east and went behind the hills, so I knew the perfect place to drive to and get a good view. Turned out it was the perfect place, and I shot up there until 6:30 in the morning, it was fun.
A little info on what your seeing in the photos- the water is the mighty Columbia River, the hills on the right are Oregon and hills on the left are Washington. The small amount of city lights you see on the right are a really cool little town called Mosier, population 410! And lastly the highway lights on the Oregon side is Interstate 84.


Blogger Chad Cheverier said...

NICE! where is the technical info? i want to know if you just leave the shutter open and hope to catch lightning or you know when it strikes like a psychic and what f stop? etc come on blaine! ps i do want to know that stuff cause i was going to try to shoot a lighting storm in NYC once but it was raining on me too so i bailed.

9/05/2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger Chad Cheverier said...

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9/05/2007 12:11 PM  
Anonymous monica said...

Those are incredible - we have tons of lightning storms out here but being a non-photo person I always end up with pictures of dark sky. (No lightning!)

9/06/2007 8:35 AM  
Blogger David Michael Esler said...

OOoooooh, nice.

9/06/2007 9:35 AM  
Blogger Bob Cacho said...


9/06/2007 4:14 PM  
Blogger Rnormfoto said...

really beautiful...i've never had any luck with lightning---any tips you care to pass off?

9/07/2007 8:14 AM  

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