Ich wette wir alle haben schon mal versucht in einem besonders heftigen Gewitter einen Blitz im genau richtigen Moment zu fotografieren. Ich auch auf jeden Fall mehrmals. Geklappt hat es leider nie. Transient von Dustin Farrell erfüllt alles, was ich mir je in Sachen Blitz-Fotografie vorgenommen hatte. Der Film ist ein Best of der Sturm- und Unwetter-Saison 2017, die er mit einer Phantom Flex4K begleitet hat.
Dustin Farrells Sturm-Guide war übrigens Mike Olbinksi, dessen sehr ansehnliche Filme ich hier auch schon gefeatured habe.
„Transient“ is a compilation of the best shots from my storm chasing adventures of summer 2017. Most of the lightning footage was captured in uncompressed raw at 1000 frames per second with our Phantom Flex4K. This summer I chased for over 30 days and traveled 20K miles. My respect and admiration for storm chasers became even stronger this year. This is one of the most difficult projects I have ever attempted in my career. On several occasions I found myself uncomfortable either mentally or physically. Chasing storms with a Phantom Flex4K is stressful even when things are going well. There were at least 10 days where I returned home with my tail between my legs and nothing to show after a ten hour chase and 500 miles. There were also a couple of days that I drove home with an ear to ear smile that lasted for hours
Most of the lightning was captured in my home state of Arizona. I also spent a week in the Great Plains chasing with Chad Cowan. It was during this time that I captured a time-lapse of the massive super-cell shown twice in Transient. For some reason that damn super-cell refused to spit out a proper bolt.