Last Friday night we had a little bit of severe weather go through our neighborhood. My car has the hail damage to prove it. Sigh.
It’s that time of year in central Nebraska, time for wind and rain and hail and tornadoes. When you pass official storm chasers on your way home from work, it’s probably a pretty sure thing that you’re going to be getting some pretty major weather very soon.
Which means it’s also the prime time to practice some weather photography!
After the threat of severe weather had passed and my child and I emerged from the basement (I am a paranoid pregnant lady, so yes, we were indeed in the basement for a few minutes), I put her to bed, grabbed my camera, and headed to the porch to snap a few shots of the retreating storm.
It’s tricky to catch lightening while holding the camera still, so this was the best shot I got of this storm.
But about an hour later, storm #2 rolled in just south of our house, so I headed back outside to try again. This time I grabbed my tripod in order to keep my camera more steady and better capture the lightening. It made a HUGE difference, and my tripod and I are now BFF’s. These are all straight out of the camera, no edits. I can barely edit normal pictures…I would have no clue where to begin editing night time lightening photos. 🙂