Thursday, June 28, 2007

Two brains better than one

After some putt-putt miniature golf we came back to the condo to relax since I got sun burned earlier today. We started watching a movie with everyone then it happened. It became the Kate photography clinic.

Kate knows little to nothing about photography, but I guess from hanging around long enough she has picked up on some stuff.

It started when she went out to look over the condo balcony at the beach. She came back in and said, "Its lightning out here, we should get some pictures."

Without hesitation I grabbed one of my cameras and went outside to check it out. I guess my mind was sun burned just as bad as my shoulders, which blocked my ability to think clearly. I was so perplexed. I needed a tripod. "Just use the table," Kate said.

Duh, why didn't I think of that? About twenty 20-second frames pass and I need a little better composition as the railing was in the image. "How about the old tripod in the closet," Kate said.

Duh, why didn't I think of that? So I setup the 1970's metal tripod from the closet, but it wasn't high enough. "Set it up on the table," Kate said.

Yep, duh, why didn't I think of that?

From that point on and about 100 frames later I was posting this up. WE made about eight total images which captured the storm, lightning passing by.

Sometimes it's nice to have an extra brain when yours is just not working at 100%.


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