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Glow Over Atlanta

We had quite a storm this past Wednesday - a storm that yielded baseball-sized hail in some parts of western Georgia and spawned several tornadoes. Downtown we mostly got lightning, rain, and wind. I went to shoot some lightning photos from the parking deck at work, but without my tripod I was limited to video. This is an interesting frame from the bit of video I shot.


  • Ariel
  • February 21, 2009
  • 10:49 pm
taking stills off of video.. what an awesome idea, especially for lightning! :)
  • Moshe
  • February 22, 2009
  • 3:29 pm
Nice. How did you manage to get an image with such little noise?
  • Ethan
  • February 22, 2009
  • 3:38 pm
The frame was shot at a shutter speed of 1/8", which is the shortest my video camera will do. At that speed it didn't have to amplify the image much, and the lightning was pretty bright.
  • Matt M.
  • February 24, 2009
  • 11:22 am
It's nice to know that when a dangerous storm is moving through the area, one of my friends is standing on top of an exposed roof. Great capture though.
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