Ok so I went out for lunch today to Hooters Shanghai (well it *is* Friday, after all)…but by the time I arrived there I could hardly breathe! There was WTF terrible air quality…I mean like I felt like being sick on the lovely waitress. Luckily, I wasn’t. ANYWAY….

今天我去猫头鹰餐厅吃午饭(毕竟这是星期五)…但是从我到那里为止,我几乎没有办法呼吸!真他妈的空气太差了…甚至让我觉得会在看到可爱的服务员时觉得恶心。幸运的是,我没有。不管怎样了…

So afterwards I went home, and just as I was walking into my compound (I’m so military) it started raining. I don’t mean normal rain, I mean SSR (Shanghai Summer Rain). SSR drops are HUGE, and glow yellow because of the pollution (j/k (kinda)).

后来我回家了,就在我走回我们住宅区的路上,天开始下雨了。不是普通的雨,我的意思是上海夏天的雨!上海夏天下的雨很大,还是被污染过的黄色的(一点点玩笑的意思)。

Thus began the most crazy storm I’d ever seen! Rain, hail, thunder, lightning! I rushed to grab my camera to document it!

然后开始下起了我从没看到过的倾盆大雨!雨,冰雹,打雷,闪电!我马上用我的相机把它记录了下来!

shanghai-lightning-photo

Erm…ok so I found that it’s more difficult to document a lightning storm than first expected. LIGHTNING STRIKES QUICKLY! MY FINGER MOVES SLOWLY! After 10 minutes (and when my arms hurt from holding the camera trying to guess when the lightning would strike) I just said 没办法 (screw it) and opened a beer.

俄……然后我发现拍暴风雨比我预想的要难一些。闪电太快了!我的手指动得太慢了!10分钟以后(我的手臂由于我拿着照相机试图猜测闪电会什么时候会划过而很酸)我想说没办法,然后开瓶啤酒。

But I still have this:

可是我仍然有这个:

shanghai-lightning-photos
shanghai-storm-photos
shanghai-thunderstorm-photos

4 Comments


  1. haha~ lightning or your heart rate

  2. anonymiss says:


    I love storm photos… that lighting is beautiful… if you have a manual time setting on your camera, a good idea is to set the iso as low as possible, set the aperture as narrow as you can (to let in hardly any light) and set the time for a few seconds exposure. you’ll get awesome night shots and lightning shots that way.

    Not that you need it!

  3. anonymiss says:


    oh, and use a tripod ;)

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