Looking for a Storm

Storms over Nashville
Camera: Canon Xsi
Lens : Canon 28-135 3.5-5.6

Exposure: 3 exposure HDR (1/400, 1/100, 1/25)
Aperture: f9
Focal Length: 44 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Back in January, I learned about a great place to get a shot of the Nashville skyline. I stopped by one evening and got this shot: Nashville

I knew then that I wanted to come back to this spot to try to catch a storm and maybe some lighting over the city. I thought Saturday was going to be my chance. I watched these severe storms make their way into Tennessee. The weathermen said they would be in Nashville at 6:00 pm, so at about 5:00 pm I got in my car and drove the 45 minutes to this spot.
By 6:15, the sun was still shining in spots…. No storm. 6:30, no storm. 6:45, nothing.
Finally by a little after 7:00 pm some dark clouds moved in, but no lightning. The entire time I was there I didn’t see one bolt of lighting.
I got some shots of the Skyline with the dark clouds and then headed home. Oh well, maybe I’ll try again another day…. or maybe not.
Enjoy:

Camera: Canon Xsi
Lens : Canon 28-135 3.5-5.6

Exposure: 3 exposure HDR (1/1000, 1/250, 1/60)
Aperture: f9
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO Speed: 100


Camera: Canon Xsi
Lens : Canon 28-135 3.5-5.6

Exposure: 3 exposure HDR (1/500, 1/125, 1/30)
Aperture: f9
Focal Length: 139 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Capitol Hill
Camera: Canon Xsi
Lens : Canon 28-135 3.5-5.6

Exposure: 3 exposure HDR (1/400, 1/100, 1/25)
Aperture: f9
Focal Length: 128 mm
ISO Speed: 100


Camera: Canon Xsi
Lens : Canon 28-135 3.5-5.6

Exposure: 9 exposure HDR (1/1000, 1/1500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4)
Aperture: f9
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO Speed: 100

This Week at the Lake – 7/52


Technical info:
All shots with the Canon XSi
Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 at 10mm
3 exp (-2, 0, +2)
f10, (1/1000, 1/250, 1/60)
Hand held (only because I left the tripod at home!)
ISO 100

I’m 7 weeks into a 52 week project called “This Week at the Lake”.
“The Lake” is Radnor Lake in Brentwood/Nashville Tennessee
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It’s a great place for photography and it’s very close to where I work in Brentwood. I’m able to go on my lunch break and occasionally early in the morning. There’s always plenty of wildlife and beautiful wooded or lake scenes. If you walked all the way around (which I don’t have time for usually) you will hike almost 2.5 miles. 1.8 of it is a wooded hiking trail, the rest follows Otter Creek road, a road that has been closed.

My main goal in visiting there so often is to see an Eagle or an Owl, both of which are definitely there. I’ve already got a shot of a Red Tailed Hawk, Turkey and plenty of Deer.

Every Saturday I’ll post a collection of shots taken that week at Radnor Lake.

This week I was only able to make two short lunch break trips. Along with the benches above, I got these:

70-200 2.8 L at 200mm
f2.8, 1/2000
ISO 100


Canon 70-200 2.8 L at 200mm
f2.8, 1/320
ISO 100


Canon 70-200 2.8 L at 200mm
f2.8, 1/250
ISO 100

Welcome!

Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog (something I thought I’d never say!) I’m Malcolm MacGregor and this is my Photography blog. HDM Here I am, going after some Dew!
I’m married and have 2 great kids….. I’m completely addicted to photography and processing. I’ve owned a Canon Digital SLR for about a year, since I bought it I have taken about 10,000 images!
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