I’m promoting the blog of one of my senior advisees at Hastings College, who is both a stellar student and fun young adult. Kit is also currently in Ireland as one of Hastings College’s Fellows for 2014, and she’s working for Salmon Publishing as an intern. Read all about it–it’s a nice narrative from a good student who’s really going places!
Storms are a hoot to shoot; easy evidence is this shot, made on a hot July night as a massive and violent electrical storm rolled through, just south of Hastings. I made about 20 exposures that night, each time waiting for the perfect bolt of lightning to split the space between the Gray Center and trees. And with shot 19, nature played along.
Many, many photographers love electrical storms: drama, fear, contrast and movement are all possible in spades when storms arise. This thunderstorm passed south of Hastings College this last June, and I rushed to use the lines and lights of the college’s Gray Center, as well as the leaves of a nearby tree (I know, tree in a thunderstorm? Smart.) to create layers and depth.