Monopolizing The Electrons
This is my best lightning shot of 2005. It struck about a block away from me. Even though I was in my car it still scared me half to death. There were other bolts striking from the same point but I rolled up my window and took off (big chicken), the other ones were multiple strikes, I sure wish I had the courage to stay there!! Oh well, safety first. Hope you enjoy. This shot was handheld, which isn't too difficult since it was 1 a.m. and very dark. I used an aperture of 14.1, shutter of 5sec., and iso 200. I use the bulb setting until I capture the amount of bolts I want in my photo. Some of my other shots are four minutes long-tripod-mounted of course.
Best lightning Shot I have seen bar none!Big chicken is NOT what I would call you-well done!-koduckgirl