Human Lightning Rod

Lightning was lighting up the clouds all around me, but I wanted more. I had my camera set up on my tripod. The ISO, the f-stop, the exposure were all set, but Mother Nature would throw no lightning bolts my way. All I was seeing was this wimpy cloud lightning which we used to call heat lightning when I was a kid. I’m standing out in the open on a levee, next to a 600 acre lake outside Tulsa trying to take lightning photos. My wife thinks I’m crazy, thinks I’m going to get myself killed. Like the time almost thirty …

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Shooting The Aurora

March 15: Weatherbug shows the temperature at Fairbanks as minus 31 degrees. That is crazy. The temperatures for this trip were supposed to be extreme, but this is crazy. Now the flight is just hours away, so it’s an adventure, right? Chena Hot Springs Resort The purpose of this Arctic expedition is to take pictures of the Aurora, commonly called the northern lights. Unfortunately, the best time way to see the Aurora is to go way up north when it’s the dead of winter. Looks like we’re going to get what Mother Nature ordered. Our accommodations are at Chena Hot …

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