A Photo Capturing Both A Rainbow and a Lightning In A Single Exposure

Aug 10, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

A Photo Capturing Both A Rainbow and a Lightning In A Single Exposure

Aug 10, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Photographer Greg McCown had a lifelong dream to capture a rainbow and a lightning in a single image. This may seem crazy but if there is one place in the US where the weather is crazy enough to pull this off, it has to be Arizona.

Two days ago, his dream came true. Greg was driving on the I-10 and was hit by a wet microburst which brought the traffic close to a standstill and visibility down to 20 feet. Seeing the rainbow Greg decided to chase it and try to get his prize shot. Luckily he did.

Greg spotted a clutter free location, parked over and set his Nikon D600 to work with a lightning trigger. Luckily he caught the last lightning to hit the ground before the storm vanished.

If you wanted to know the gear and setting, Greg used a D600 mounted with a 28-80mm lens, shooting at F8, ISO 50, 1/125 second, at 28mm. Now that you have the settings, all you are missing is the lighting and rainbow.

If you want to see more of Greg’s photos (and you do), you can follow his Flickr stream and Instagram accounts.

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Udi Tirosh

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Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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4 responses to “A Photo Capturing Both A Rainbow and a Lightning In A Single Exposure”

  1. John DeMings Avatar
    John DeMings

    geez, it’s lightning…not lighting, and not lightring either, even if this a photo site

  2. iwep Avatar
    iwep

    how was it shoot?

  3. Mark Niebauer Avatar
    Mark Niebauer

    I did one of those too! lol

  4. Peggy Webb Avatar
    Peggy Webb

    I would love to have a canvas of this is there anyway I could get one