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Midnight Paparazzi
Friday 26 August 2011   —   Category: Shooting
After my unsuccessful attemp to photograph a meteor shower in the middle of the night a couple of weeks ago (which I wrote about in this post), I would never have imagined that I would so soon be outside in the wee hours of the morning once again trying to take pictures! Isn’t it strange how life works out sometimes?

This morning, the 26th, I woke up around a quarter to four to make my nightly pilgrimage to the toilet. As usual, I had earplugs in my ears to try to lessen the infernal sound of the multitude of trains that pass through Albany all night long, every night, blasting their horns at an obscene level! When I walked into the bathroom, I was greeted by bright flashes of light — was I suddenly a celebrity being stalked by the paparazzi? Or was I still dreaming? After recovering my senses, I pulled out my earplugs and then I could hear the thunder that accompanied the flashes. A thunderstorm! Cool!! I quickly got dressed and rushed downstairs, ending up on the front porch.

After seeing some lightning firsthand, I rushed back upstairs to grab some of my camera equipment. Once things were set up, I spent the next 45 minutes taking about 60 pictures of the night sky, hoping to capture at least one good photo of the lightning. And as you can see, I got two! That’s our neighbor’s house across the street, lit up with an orange glow from the nearby street light, which you can see in the second photo. You can click on each photo to see a larger view. Finally, around 5:00 AM, I went to bed, a tired but happy and hyper photographer! It took me a long time to fall asleep....

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