monsoon

Lightning During the Day

by Kristi Hines

Capturing lightning during the day is a bit of a trickier feat as you can’t leave the shutter open as long without having a completely over-exposed image. So in essence, with the faster shutter speed, you just have to get luckier. And this afternoon, I did just that!

Lightning During the Day

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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4 Bolts

by Kristi Hines

Another photo from my first serious lightning shoot. Haven’t caught a good one since, but that just makes all of the captures from the first time more special.

This one was almost a 5-bolt… can you spot where the fifth one almost emerged?

4 Bolts of Lightning

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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A Failed Haboob

by Kristi Hines

Sticking with the monsoon theme, here’s what I would imagine a dust storm looks like in the beginning. This one didn’t do much and certainly was not a giant haboob, but it gives those not from the Southwest a feeling of the variety of conditions triggered by the monsoon season.

Arizona Dust Storm

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4

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The Stickman

by Kristi Hines

With all the good lightning, I really couldn’t resist doing another shot this week. I thought about devoting the whole week to lightning, but then thought I’d save some to sprinkle in every now and again. This one reminded me of a stickman walking across the valley. Wonder where he was headed?

Arizona Lightning Pictures

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Monsoon Lightning

by Kristi Hines

A week ago I shot my first bolt of lightning. Fast forward to this weekend and I now have several awesome lightning shots, but by far, this one was my favorite. Thank you monsoon season for giving me lots of electrical magic to practice with!

Arizona Monsoon Lightning

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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