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Scott Turnmeyer

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New Blog Posted - Shooting the Cowboys vs Redsk...

Published January 12th, 2013

Visit http://blog.vaphoto.com to read about my trip to FedEx Field in Washington to shoot the Cowboys vs Redskins football game. Photos, equipment list, settings and more.

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New Blog Site

Published February 22nd, 2012

All of my blogs can now be found at http://blog.vaphoto.com

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New Blog Location

Published February 10th, 2012

I've moved my blog location to a central point at

http://blog.vaphoto.com

This new central location will be the perfect spot to see my weekly Photography Q&A blog as well as other shoot posts, how-to posts and more. Hope to see you there!!!!

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Getting the "Voltage"

Published February 9th, 2012

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The photos in my Voltage Collection have become some of the most known and talked about from my Fine Art shots. I alwasy get asked "how did you get that shot". So I figured I could do a little blog post to talk about that night.

First of all, I LOVE Lightning and Thunderstorms in general. To get a shot like this you can't be timid. Most good lightning shots puts you in the path of a storm heading right at you, and timing is critical. You have to know when to get out of dodge before the heavy rain hits.

Next thing to know is that there are many types of lightning, most that we see in my area of Virginia are:

Cloud to Ground - Your standard bolt from the cloud to a point on the ground.

Ground to Cloud - Same type of bolt as above, except a leader comes from the ground to the cloud.

Intracloud - These would be your sideways bolts and bright flashes wi ...

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New Eagle Nest Found and Visit in Virginia

Published February 5th, 2012

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Hello everyone, so late last week I heard of a new eagle nest near my home in Virginia. Luckily, I was able to get permission from the landowner to come in and do some visits, so Saturday morning it was. We arrived about 9:30am to an overcast sky and a bit on the chilly side. We sat in clear view of the nest, secured in a lone Sycamore tree in the middle of a cow pasture. It seemed that maybe it was still a bit early in the season for this pair as no eagle was on the nest, which meant no eggs at this time.

After about 30 min, low and behold, a very large female flew right into the nest and performed some housecleaning. She stayed about 5 minutes or so and then flew out to the west as the male flew in over our heads with a huge amount of hay for the nest. I got a few decent shots of both, but was a bit far away for my taste.

The male then flew ou ...

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