How lightning photo in GV was shot

I contacted area resident Dave Taylor, whose photo of the lightning storm in downtown Grass Valley ran in The Union on Friday.

I asked him to send the photo but also detail the information. It’s a spectacular shot.

“I arrived downtown at about 9 p.m., and according to the camera data the shot was taken at 9:56 p.m.,” he told me. “The camera was a Nikon D-300 and a 24-70 mm. f/2.8 lens exposure was 15 seconds at f/16 ISO white balance was set to a custom flash setting to warm up the scene a bit.”

Thanks Dave.


Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “How lightning photo in GV was shot”

  1. It’s a great shot. I would like to know if the bolt actually hit the Del Oro tower or hit some place far behind it. The photo gives the illusion in hit the tower.

  2. Very well designed and captured. I’m sure it did not hit the tower. There would I suspect be considerable damage if it had. The enon would be gone. Of course, if that had happened, it would only be appropriate that the marquee would be listing, “The Empire Strikes Back!” 🙂

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