Got a call from my friend Jim that we were getting some great Palmer Divide Lightning coming into our neighborhood. He invited me over to get some shots; but I couldn’t find the camera which was put out of reach to avoid accidents while my son and friends had a video game fest!
I ended up finding the camera and quickly set up on the back porch as I didn’t have time to head over to my buddy’s place across the neighborhood. Since this was dusk I set the exposure for one second and closed down the aperture (f11) to limit the light so I could get a longer exposure. I then put it on rapid fire and started taking photos.
The storm’s bolts got within about I estimate 500 feet which was a bit close but I was able to capture some shots before the rain overtook me…luckily I have a safe setup when shooting from the back porch. The storm was hardly yellow on the radar so it was a special treat to be putting out any lightning.