Posts Tagged With: storm

Urban Skimboarding

There are currently three typhoons out in the Western Pacific.  Two of them are forecasted to hit Taiwan next week.  This has most people scared, but it has me excited.  During the last typhoon, I went out with my buddy Ed to do some “Urban Skimboarding” and I’m hoping conditions will be good this week for some more photos and fun.

Skimboarding at Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

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Photographing Lightning

Photographing lightning is a misunderstood technique that’s actually quite easy to do… once you learn the basics.

Most people seem to think that you have to have a quick trigger finger.  They think that you wait to see the flash of lightning, then quickly press the shutter button.  Truth is, this technique might actually work…  I’ve never tried it but some forms of lightning seem to linger in the sky for 1/4 sec or more… so if you have a fast enough finger and camera you might be able to catch the tail end of the flash.

But, if you want to learn the proper way to shoot lightning and get the whole flash!-boom!-bang!… read on!

This is a 30 second exposure at f/13 and ISO 200.  I set the shutter at 30 sec, then adjusted the aperture until the temple was properly exposed.  Louang Prabang, Laos.

This is a 30 second exposure at f/13 and ISO 200. I set the shutter at 30 sec, then adjusted the aperture until the temple was properly exposed. Louang Prabang, Laos.

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Photography from Taiwan

Here’s the latest of my occasional offering of Taiwan photography.  It’s just a few random photos that I took in the past few weeks.

But first, I have an announcement that I’m quite proud to make (so I’ll set aside the little dignity that I have and toot my own horn!):  This month, I was lucky enough to be selected to have a photo in a special edition of National Geographic!  I haven’t seen it in print yet, but here’s the online gallery (mine is the first one).

Enough about me, here’s my offering of random pictures from Taiwan:

An electrical storm lingers over Taipei, Taiwan.

An electrical storm lingers over Taipei, Taiwan.

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