Making the Most Out of a Rainy Day

Yesterday I wrote about the big rainstorm that moved through Ocean City during our stay there. As the rain died down I walked down to the boardwalk to make a few images. I knew that the surface of the boardwalk would be a nice reflective surface that would make for some interesting photos. The boardwalk at night is a really cool place, and when you add in a reflection it becomes a little bit cooler. I may have made more photos on the rainy day than I did on any of the beautiful days that we had there. It was a little different take on the boardwalk than I was used to. That was another big advantage to staying on the boardwalk this year.

Using the GoPro to Capture the Storm Part II

Here is the second video that I made with my GoPro as the storms were rolling through. I really like the new batteries that came out with the 3+ as they add about a half hour to the videos. Even with that said I had to change batteries right as the storm picked up again. That awesome storm is all that is missing during the gap between these two videos. Once again this was a time lapse made with the GoPro using photos taken at five second intervals. This video even has the lightning strike that I turned into the post yesterday. Can you spot the strike?


About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at

3 responses »

  1. mvschulze says:

    The boardwalk in rain reminds me so much of what Seaside Park, (NJ) was before the totally consumming fire of 2013. M 😦

  2. […] Just a short walk away I made one of my favorite photos from the trip. You can read about that shot here. I also made a shot of a lightning bolt over the boardwalk from the balcony of my condo earlier […]

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