Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Thunder and Lightning


Many of you know I was a landscape photographer for years before finding out just how truly amazing wedding photography is.....well I'll never stop shooting landscape....there's such a challenge on fighting with nature to get the shot. You can't tell it to, "Pose, smile, don't move"...etc. It does what it wants to do....and therein lies the challenge. I've tried to take that same mentality into my wedding photography...to make the most of any moment...no matter what it gives me.

This slideshow is of the most fantastic lightning storm I have ever witnessed. This took place in July of this year off of Jekyll Island, Georgia. My wife wasn't very happy with me for running out to the ocean....and planting a large tripod and camera which could have served as a lightning rod....but I am crazy when I see a shot I want. Take a look and let me know what you think....I will be launching an additional website in the near future with all of my landscape photography called the Jason Lanier Gallery Collection.

P.S. My sons always sit on my lap when I work on my pictures. As I was building this slideshow they kept saying..."Oooh beautiful....oooohh SCARY." It was really cute......

It's less than 2 minutes long...so ENJOY!

11 comments:

AmbiancePhotography said...

Those pictures are so amazing! I LOVE lightning! I can't wait to see the site when it gets up!

Jinksee said...

Awesome photos!! I love storm shots. :D

Heath Orrell said...

I love me some lightning. Being out here in the QC (that's Queen Creek to you), we get some gnarly storms during the summer monsoons. Here are a couple of examples:

Tendency

Tendrils

I have some other cool photos at my old DeviantArt gallery...

Steven Kang said...

Hey Jason,
Man I missed alot here. Awesome pictures and I hope you win that contest or did you already?

AmbiancePhotography said...

HA! I've been to Arizona.. during Monsoon season.. so there! LOL!

melissakoehlerphotography said...

Oh wow! That is so cool. Amazing!!

Heath Orrell said...

Well... I've been to Florida during hurricane season. And to Tennessee during tornado season. And to Yellowstone, when the caldera of the super volcano on which the park rests was within (and still is within) its 75,000 year eruption cycle. So THERE!!

:)

AmbiancePhotography said...

HA again.. I LIVE in Florida for EVERY hurrican season and I'm smart enough not to go anywhere for "tornado" season.. volcanoes would be cool though. All in due time.. I haven't reached your ripe age yet to have traveled that much! :)

Heath Orrell said...

I thought 30 was the new 20? And yeah, volcanoes are cool, but not when they are so massive they would cause a global catastrophe if they were to erupt. One day, I am going to go to the lava fields in Hawai'i.

Leslie's Mom said...

The music you put to your video's makes them spine-tingling.

Crystal said...

I love storm shots too. Haven't been fortunate enough to capture any good ones though. Great job, Jason.