Saturday, July 2, 2022

A Few Pictures

 

While I've been missing from blogging, I celebrated my 82nd birthday, tried to get my car repaired -- it takes forever to get  parts these days -- spent time with friends, went to Quest Labs for blood tests, routine ones for my primary care NP -- and worked on various deep cleaning project in my house. 


After Jeanne took me for a birthday lunch, we drove home past the world famous Tehachapi Loop, an engineering marvel from the 19th century, described in detail by me on earlier blog posts.


Then we had a fabulous thunderstorm, something that seldom occurs these days. This one reminded me of thunder and lighting in New Jersey so many years ago. It was quite something for the sunny and dry California of recent years.


For some reason, I got the idea that I wanted to capture lightning with my phone camera. It wasn't easy, I stood by the window holding the phone up until my arms were aching. 

I didn't give up and finally I caught this picture, which is not the best, considering what I could have captured with some better luck. OK, and skill. 

You can barely see the flash of lightning here, it's in the right hand corner. 

But it was fun trying while watching the storm. 







17 comments:

  1. I have never been able to capture lightning even with my camea. because I could never capture it I asked google why and found that all the awesome shots they use a tripod and a very fast lens in cameras. this one is great. good to see you back and Happy Belated Birthday

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  2. Hari OM
    Well done! Lightning is by nature elusive so capture any at all is definitely a win! Belated B'day Greetings, too... YAM xx

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  3. Happy birthday, Inger! And you did catch the lightning. I expect this is significant.

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  4. Happy Birthday dear friend. What a neat photo of the lightening bolt! WOW! That's hard to do! Sounds like you are busy and I hope you get your repairs done. Take care and enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Happy Birthday. Enjoy your 82nd year. We are the same age till later this month when I will pass you up again.
    So happy you got some much needed rain. What fortitude trying to and actually capturing lightning. Well done.

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  6. Congratulations Inger - sounds like you had an interesting day ... the Tehachapi Loop with a summer thunderstorm to boot - and yes we can see the lightning - clever of you. We had a storm in the middle of the night the other day - thankfully it was inland ... but the rain torrented down. How kind of Joyce to take you out to lunch ... and well done on your 'deep clean' - something I must do!! The weather's being kind here ... England is always delightful in the summer - take care and here's to many more happy times ahead - Hilary

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  7. Hello, I'm here from Ginny's blog. I live just outside Sacramento and like seeing photos of rain in your High Country. Great capture on the lightning ..I have never been successful.
    Sue

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  8. Oops..I meant to say Happy Birthday too.
    Sue

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday, Inger! 🎂🎈

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  10. I saw the lightening right away; you did an awesome job and it was all worth it. I don't know how you could ever have been fast enough to snap it! Happy birthday, you are the same age as my husband.

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  11. wow you did catch the lightning. Happy Birthday. I think you must grow younger every year. You seem to keep pretty active. I enjoyed reading you.

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday. Fabulous photos. Glad to hear you got some rain.

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  13. Happy 82nd Belated Birthday Inger. I'm glad your friend took you out to dinner on your Birthday.
    The Tehachapi Loop looks spectacular. It's a beautiful part of the world.

    Perseverance paid off and you did got a picture of lightning. Something I never tied to do with either my phone or camera.

    Take care.
    Hugs, Julia

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  14. how I LOVE a good thunderstorm! and I see the lightening there!
    even as a child I loved a thunderstorm. I've been an avid sky watcher all my life.
    and your pictures here are beautiful. it always lifts my mood to wait for the rain.
    the smells and the pure freshness it finally brings! there is just nothing like it! XO

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  15. Many happy belated birthday wishes.
    Well done on capturing the lightening :)

    All the best Jan

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  16. Great shots, Inger! I saw the lightning in the corner.

    Did you have trouble commenting on my blog? I noticed you showed up as Unknown.

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  17. Heartfelt congratulations, Inger! Many more happy years to come for you!
    The last two pictures in your post are interesting: one with a very dark sky, the other with 'things as usual' with nature's elements.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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