Last night I was in the backyard on the phone with mom when I noticed several large, intense flashes of light coming from the front of the house. We're talking about flashes that cast shadows of the house in the backyard. I went out to the front and was treated to one heck of a light show! The lightning was way off to the south but there were just so many beautiful, long-lasting bolts that I knew I had to try photographing them. It took a lot of playing around with exposures, ISO settings, flash vs no flash, stopping up or down, etc, but I managed to snag a few great pics. Thank doG for digital photography where I can shoot away dozens of shots in order to get a few keepers. So here's what I ended up with.
Now I have the song "Ghost Riders in the Sky" stuck in my head. Or perhaps I should play some Midnight Oil off of their "Blue Sky Mining" cd.