HIGHWAY 41 - HOW IT WAS MADE
If there is lightning during
the full moon, I'll usually try to get out and photograph it. It's an interesting
way to get detail on clouds and even stars in the sky in your lightning photos.
To shoot this summer storm I started to calculate the exposure as I usually
would for moonlight: With the moon high overhead I would expose for 10 minutes
at f/2.8 with an 100 ASA film. I wanted the lightning to be brighter than
the clouds so I cut my exposure down to 7 minutes. With a sturdy tripod and
cable release I made a total of four exposures, but this was the most interesting
because of the streamers, the lightning coming out of the cloud sideways.