Pirates' Beach Lightning Strikes Explained
Capturing Lightning in a Photograph - The Explanation
The process I used to capture these lighting strikes in still photographs was actually quite simple.
I set up my high resolution digital video camera and took about 15 minutes of
continuous video of the lightning storm, repositioning the camera direction as
I could see the storm shifiting a bit.
That video records at 30 frames of the picture per second.
After loading that digital video into iMovie on the Macintosh, it was fairly
simple to find the specific frames in which the lighting bolts appeared and to
capture that single
as a still photo.
Each frame represented 1/30th of a second, and that was fast enough to capture
each lightning bolt.