I took the car across the street to a parking lot that overlooks York during a storm. Sat the tripod up on the passenger seat, and aimed the camera out the window. Boom. Lightning was coming down all around me. There was little to no rain which was great. I was in the right place at the right time.
I love lightning. It is the most exciting thing to shoot. Especially when you are on high ground with the window down and flashes happening every 2 seconds around you. I actually missed the biggest bolt because I was using a 2 second timer. The bolt flashed during those 2 seconds that the camera was counting down before the shutter opened. Ughhh.
Here are 3 that I did manage to get. Thanks for looking.
This one is only one exposure. There were 6 bolts that came down during that shot. I thought it looked cool because because some were close, and some were faint off in the distance.
This shot I love because you get a sense of just how powerful lightning is. At any time it could just reach out and destroy anything in its path. It looks like an arm reaching down from the sky. Beautiful. I like the cool feel to this one. B&W with blue shadows. Sideways lightning is awesome. I was soo happy after I got these shots because I’ve been wanting more lightning in my portfolio. Enjoy!