Archive for lightning

Brownian motion with drift (oops!)

Posted in pictures with tags , on June 13, 2011 by xi'an

A  lightning strike where I think I moved the camera, adding drift to the original Brownian motion (or the reverse)…

t’was a dark and stormy night [not!]

Posted in pictures with tags , , on June 12, 2011 by xi'an

It was indeed dark and stormy, but lightning made this picture look as if it was taken in full daylight… With harder contrasts and shapes… A fitting epitaph for the dead tree!

t’was a dark and stormy night [2]

Posted in Kids, pictures with tags , , on June 11, 2011 by xi'an


Here are some pictures of the same dark and stormy night taken by my daughter using a rafale mode. This makes for different colors and grains…

t’was a dark and stormy night

Posted in pictures with tags , , , on June 9, 2011 by xi'an

As the announced storm broke on top of my house, my daughter and I rushed to our cameras and tried to catch a few lightning strikes. I found a option on my old Konica that would keep its aperture open for 4 seconds and by clicking continuously I managed to catch a few chance pictures… out of the 200 or so tries.