Yesterday, my photo friends and I were discussing how difficult it is to get a lightening shot. Well, Tonight there was another big storm. In the middle of sirens going off and hiding in the bathroom, I got a very exciting phone call. My lovely friend P, the newest photo geek, blurts out "go check out flickr!" "Now!" I had shut down the computer and before I could get it loaded back up, the storm got bad again and I was going to have to get back in the bathroom. But before we hung up, P let me in on the secret. That Brat (self described) ;) managed to capture a bolt! How awesome is that?! Anyway, when I heard the computer finish booting, I ran out of my hiding place and checked flickr really quickly. Gasp, ooo, ahh, the back to shelter. I sat there so excited about her picture, I forgot to get scared by the storm. he he Big hooray for Paige and her incredible photo!
After the worst of it was over, I grabbed my camera and headed outside too. What a light show!
I got this shot on luck. I just put the camera on continuous shooting and held the shutter button down. This was the 5th or 6th frame of the first burst. When it came down I thought "Oh God please tell me the camera captured that!" I don't know if it hit that tree or was some where behind it, but dang that was cool.
Thanks,P, for the inspiration and the courage to head outside in crazy weather.