We recently had one night and a late afternoon of spectacular lightning – we don’t get lightning here very often, and if we do it is usually far in the distance over the Olympic Mountains. I did not get any shots of the lightning, mostly because I did not want to associate too closely with a heavy metal tripod as some of the lightning was striking and sounding within less than a second. It was slightly nerve wracking being out there even without the tripod. Anyway, with the old Nikon 24mm lens on the camera I headed to the Chinese Cemetery, via Trafalgar Park. And I got drenched, because as soon as I was a block away from home it poured. A fleece jacket is not rain gear.
I have more pictures than these, but in many ways this is the standout picture for me. It is another shot with the transformer stone, Sahsima lurking in the background. And another image that has great sunset colours, but works well in black and white too.
If you want to see lightning photos from this storm then check out these photographers (here and here and here), who were not chicken about walking around with a three-legged lightning rod in their hands.
Canon EOS 5Dii, Nikkor-N Auto 24mm f2.8 lens. ISO100, 1/25th, aperture not recorded.