Last night's thunderstorm did however come with significantly more damage to the area. Roadways have been damaged, flash floods started, lightning triggered wildfires, marine rescues were required and who knows what people in their vehicles had to deal with.
But every cloud has it's silver lining, and actually the clouds last night had several!
Firstly, the storm started before dusk, meaning the sky was dark for daytime - sure, but still pretty bright for a long exposure photo whose purpose is to capture lightning.
Ideally, by the storm next august (I'm better than the farmer's almanac), I will be living in an apartment with a more sweeping view, and hopefully something including the lake. If you go out shooting in a thunder storm, remember your tripod is made of metal, and your camera is electronic. Seek a safe, sheltered location, and let the frames go. One more tip: I like my lightning around f/5.6 @ ISO200 so you can try that as a starting point.
Click here for a link to the post from last year about lightning.
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