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What metering mode are you using? Evaluative, center weighted, spot? With evaluative the meter reads the entire frame and may help with the blown out bright areas. 

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Enter the monsoon photo contest for a chance to win a $20 gift card to Culver's

We want to see your monsoon photos. The NABUR with the best storm photo wins a $20 gift card to Culver's .

Storm photographer Lori Grace Bailey has been nice enough to judge this contest. Submissions are due by Saturday, July 31 at 4 p.m. Lori is the final and only judge of the winner.

Check out her tips on taking beautiful storm photos below, and reply to this post with your photo submissions.

If you're interested in watching my full video interview with Lori, it can be found here.

Good luck NABURs!

Safety First

"I do want to always mention you want to make sure you're safe when you're doing this," Bailey said. "First and foremost, I like to tell people that you can capture a storm from the comfort of your home or the comfort of your car. That's a very safe place to be in, even if you're just driving; pull over in a park when you watch the storm."

Using an affordable camera is perfectly OK

"Even a simple DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) - this is my baby, by the way, this is a Sony mirrorless camera - but even the ones you can buy at Walmart or Costco work," she said. "They come in a package, and Cannon sells a kit, and they're probably around 300 or 400 dollars."

Download an app that controls the camera on your smartphone

"Even cell phones can take a great photo of sky, whether it's the moon... (More)

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A few amazing photos that NABUR user Laurie Cirrincione took in Madera Canyon

Bear mother and two cubs (Laurie Cirrincione photo)
Bear mother and two cubs (Laurie Cirrincione photo)
Female Rivoli's hummingbird (Laurie Cirrincione photo)
Female Rivoli's hummingbird (Laurie Cirrincione photo)
Coati drinking from stream (Laurie Cirrincione photo)
Coati drinking from stream (Laurie Cirrincione photo)
Turkey vultures roosting in tree at sunset (Laurie Cirrincione photo)
Turkey vultures roosting in tree at sunset (Laurie Cirrincione photo)
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Growing up in western New York (Hamburg...home of the hamburger...really!)

Looking back...to the winter of 1972 and the hockey rink my Dad built in our backyard. I couldn't skate so I was the designated goalie. As an All-County softball catcher and occasional first baseman, I had all the equipment I needed. The goalie stick belonged to us all.  (Mom made me take off the chest protector and mask for the picture). I was the worst goalie in the history of hockey.  Every shot on goal was a goal. Hockey in WNY was a religion. Watch the Buffalo Sabres a couple nights a week and  Hockey Night in Canada other nights. PS NHL teams belong only in cities where you can ice skate in your backyard.
Looking back...to the winter of 1972 and the hockey rink my Dad built in our backyard. I couldn't skate so I was the designated goalie. As an All-County softball catcher and occasional first baseman, I had all the equipment I needed. The goalie stick belonged to us all.  (Mom made me take off the chest protector and mask for the picture). I was the worst goalie in the history of hockey.  Every shot on goal was a goal. Hockey in WNY was a religion. Watch the Buffalo Sabres a couple nights a week and  Hockey Night in Canada other nights. PS NHL teams belong only in cities where you can ice skate in your backyard.