Yesterday was a bad day for lightning photography. Storms were starting to roll in around 8PM. It was just the right time to go find a spot and set up to take some shots at dusk. I set up just off the side of the road next to a cornfield and got both of my tripods setup. After about 20 minutes of setting up, staging and waiting for the light to get just right…. I was ran off.
Yes some angry farmer thought I was too close to his corn and started screaming about private property or the roaring of his diesel truck. I’m pretty sure I was still on public easement but the guy looked like he might want to start a fight. I know, I am such a huge menace to society standing next to a road with cars going but at 60+ MPH, lightning all over just to take a damn picture of a lightning bolt…. Meh!!!
Deciding not to argue with the grumpy man, I just apologized, packed up my gear and went home. I had to do some work anyways and seemed like the night was a wash anyways. Was really wanting to use the tripod and new mount and catch the first lightning shot with the S7 Active.