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Sturla beach raining lightnings | by Francesco Magoga Photography
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Sturla beach raining lightnings

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Genova, Liguria. It was a beautiful evening in late spring and with my friend decided to go out for dinner near Levanto seaport in the majestic Ligurian east coast. When we had finished eating, headed to the seashore and walked on the shoreline while I could see a suggestive lightnings storm at the skyline west coast. Just turning back to Genova round midnight, the weather gets worse starting to rain! But suddenly the weather changes near Bogliasco coast; I could not hope for anything better now! Going back to home for bring my reflex and ride on my Vespa headin' toward Sturla beach. Cold, downpour .. but the desire to stay in that beach was unstoppable.


I had taken this shot with my Nikon D3100 and Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, supported by a polarizing filter Hoya CIR-PL HD. The night was not so dark, choosing to set a long exposure time of 4 seconds at 100 ISO with a not so bright diaphragm aperture because the storm was not so far. In this area, the seashore is not so wide and I had chosen to set a focal length at 36 mm to have a good view and capture more possible lightnings: I'd say, mission accomplished.


Reflex: Nikon D3100 - Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR - Filters: Hoya CIR-PL HD


Focal length: 36 mm - Diaphragm aperture: f/6.3 - Exposure time: 4 sec - ISO sensitivity: 100


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Taken on June 5, 2011