Collin J Örthner – Photographer

August 31, 2010

Driving Home

Filed under: Abstract, Hand of Man, Movement, Nature, Night, Panorama, Panoramic, Skyscape, Storms, Travel, Vehicles — collin orthner @ 5:23 am

Dwight Arthur (Photek), commercial photographer, along with his son Timothy and myself, were down in Calgary photographing some buildings for a developer and on the way back to Red Deer late in the evening, we drove through a couple of small thunderstorms. I decided to drag the shutter on my G10 to see if I might capture a stroke of lightning. I held the camera on the dash (Dwight was driving! I know you were thinking I was.) and pressed the shutter button for a 15 second exposure. A few cars and one large semi-trailer truck drove by on the other side of the highway during the exposure. Obviously I couldn’t hold the camera very steady and so the light streaks became jagged as the camera bounced around in my hands. I got a few images and mostly they were a disappointment, but this one I felt was interesting.

[Canon G10]

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