It was a wild, stormy night last night as the thunder boomed in the distance and the torrential rains hit. Once the heavy rains went by, I decided to sit outside in the drips and try to capture some lightning.
I was clueless how to do it, having never tried to photograph lightning before, so I sat myself down, leaned my camera on my chin and neck and tried a few things just for fun while pointing at the sky.
Estimating the moment(s) of capture was pretty random. The file numbers on these images have a span of 77 from the first to the last; this should really give a clue that it took a lot to get these four. But I figured – why not – it was something new to try.
The exposures were either 10 or 20 seconds (it felt forever), and at a midpoint in my efforts, I stood up, leaned against the wall and held the camera braced and pointing up.
I guess it worked. It’s not easy shooting into the dark. Enjoy.