MY FIRST LIGHTNING PHOTOS
July 16, 2000:
After buying my first Minolta 35mm camera to start my storm chasing adventures, I went out right away to try my hand at lightning photography. The day the camera came there were a few storms in the area that night. It did not go to well the first time out. But several days later I had a second chance. This time out I had a little more success. The photos below were taken from the Portsmouth campus of Tidewater Community College where I work. The storms were to the northwest across the Elizabeth River looking towards Newport News. Only three photos turned out, but after seeing that these turned out better than the first, I was hooked. This spot would become a good place for me in the future to shoot from. Camera and film: Minolta x370s and Fuji film 200 ISO.