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I think that I'll become a storm chaser for a couple of days. There are supposed to be some big clouds in Central Oregon I hear. :)

This is what Happened last summer. This is at Warm Springs IR in Central Oregon.

Just a quick treatise on lightning shots. The secret to getting a good lightning photo is easier if you can extend your exposure, or make it longer. This will allow you to keep your shutter open which increases your chance to capture a strike while it is. Taking a shot at night is a lot easier than the daytime because it's easier to extend your shutter time when it's dark. When it's day time and I'm shooting lightning I put a neutral density (ND) filter to block light. I can get a maybe 2-3 seconds during the day with my aperture stopped all the way down and my ISO dropped to the floor with the 3 stop ND filter. Night time 30 seconds is easy to do.

I hope that helps!! :)

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Stonehenge Memorial at Maryhill near Goldendale, Washington at night.

The Stonehenge Memorial is a monument built to honor the soldiers from Klickitat County Washington that were killed during World War I.

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Trillium Lake after dark.

A part of a series of photos that I'm creating called "Unaffected". I'm removing familiar landmarks from familiar scenes. It should be an interesting series once I'm finished. :)

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Sometimes I take photos on a sunny day if I have to. :D

This is the beautiful Hood River Valley, Oregon with Mount Hood in the distance.

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