July Lightning

When the summer gets hot the summer storms come rolling in here in Alabama!

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Lighting bolts during an extreme summer storm east of Wetumpka Alabama

 

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Summer Storm Clouds

We had a nice storm roll through Alabama last night. These pictures were going up last night except for the fact I lost power. No lightning bolts but flashes lit the clouds nicely. Looking east toward Tallassee.

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Lightning flashes create interesting texture and lighting among the clouds.

 

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The clouds are blurry due to the 12 second exposure and wind blowing the clouds. Note the flag. Very windy storm.

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Long exposure brought out blue light from the clouds and flashes of lightning.

 

MORE LIGHTNING PICTURES.

Go http://earlb.smugmug.com/Weather/Lightning/ 

or http://www.earlb.com/blog/weather/#/

Enjoy!

EB

 

 

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Dhaka Sewers

Dhaka Sewers

Men working in the sewers in Dhaka Bangladesh

 

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Rickshaw in Dhaka

Rickshaws come in many flavors in Dhaka Bangladesh.

Rickshaw Ride

A Rickshaw driver smokes as he drives through the streets of Dhaka.

 

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Elephants in the Serengeti

Elephants wander across the grasslands early in the morning deep in the Serengeti.
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Elephants walk through the tall grass on an early morning stroll.

 

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Goodbye summer Milky Way

Well the summer is about over and the richness of our galaxy, The Milky Way, sets for another year. Even with all the light pollution nearby you can still get some decent shots of our galaxy.

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The summer Milky Way sets in the west.

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How to blur the background

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Leopard with Thomson Gazelle. Serengeti Tanzania 2014. 1/125 sec at f/4.0 420mm focal length

A common question asked by new photographers is “How do I blur the background?”. The answer lies in the aperture setting on your camera.

Aperture is the opening in the camera lens that light travels through. The larger the aperture the more light enters the camera. The size of the aperture is given in terms of a f-number or f-stop. Since this is a quick and easy tip I’m not going to get into all the details of how it works, just what you need to know to get that blurry background. [click to continue…]

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You can create spectacular images using your iPhone. apps - PRO HDR , Instagram

You can create spectacular images using your iPhone. apps – PRO HDR , Instagram

There are a million apps out there for iPhone Photography users. Here are 3 that I use on a daily basis.

Snapseed

This is like the all in one toolkit for iPhone Photography users. It’s been around for a while and has just about everything you need for edit images on your iPhone.
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