I enjoy photographing lightning, even though it is a bit scary. From a distance the beauty and power of it are just too beautiful to pass up.
So tonight I was on the front porch as usual, but this storm's electrical fireworks were primarily in the clouds. Beautiful, but not the lightning bolt photos that I want.
The depth of the clouds is really nice, though. This was my favorite from that part of the storm.
A cell of the storm was moving from the left (behind my house and a line of trees) we could tell that some cloud-to-ground strikes were getting closer. One struck close enough to hear the sizzle, and I had my hopes up.
And then the sky exploded. A bolt (lightning really surges several times during the course of a strike and makes lots of pops and booms) hit directly across the street, I believe striking the basketball goal in my neighbors driveway. And I picked up my camera mid-exposure to come inside. That is way too close for comfort.
Lighting is not safe, folks.. do not try this at home.
After wrapping up the post, I couldn't help but notice some nice (and more distant) lightning happening out the window.
I liked this one..
Have a great weekend,
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