I have been on vacation for over a week and this frame greeted me when I got back and was processing a memory card full of images! This storm rolled in over Lake Champlain the day before we left to go camping so I grabbed my gear and headed down to the waterfront. I saw a bunch of chatter on Twitter about this approaching storm and I was really thinking about a time-lapse and while I was shooting that I grabbed my camera and shot a bunch of frames.
I really respect the people who do stormchasing and lightning images as I can say I pretty much am terrible at it. We don’t get many serious storms with great looking clouds very often but I gave this one a shot. Conditions were too bright to just keep the shutter open so I set a shutter speed and the drive mode to high-speed continuous and hoped for the best. It’s difficult to just sit there with your eye to the viewfinder just waiting but it paid off in this one shot over a small lighthouse out on the breakwater!
The clouds were pretty dull in this storm so to add a little dimension I added in a couple of textures just to give it some oomph and interest rather than the flat wall of clouds with no detail.
Image Data: ISO 800. 17mm. F4 @ 1/200.