Stormy Weather – May 25th, 2012
In my garden, the Azaleas were in full bloom as I headed out to the other end of the city to look at a Nikkor-Q pre-ai 135mm, f2.8 lens. Even though it was pre-ai lens, I was able to gently mount in on my D300 without doing any damage to the camera. A DIY ai-conversion is next step. Before leaving home, I knew that the weather was going to be nasty and that my son’s baseball game might be called on account of the weather but the Craig Henry baseball diamond was my next stop. As I was driving toward the diamond, a really bright bolt of lightning went straight from cloud to ground. Later I learned that someone in that vicinity had been hit by lightning perhaps by this same bolt since the timing was about right.
When I got to the ball diamond, both teams were in the parking lot in their cars waiting for the storm to pass by. The game was eventually cancelled, leaving me to wander around with my camera while my son and a few others stuck around for a bit of batting practice before heading home.
Basswood, American Linden, Tilia americana