This was an image from a crazy lightning storm last night over Las Vegas – the thunder from this strike came quick, and was loud! The lightning was bright, it must have been close!
We almost never have lightning on the Alaska coast and because of this, I had never attempted to photograph it before. So that is why this image is from our campground. I thought I would experiment from camp to see what I got and wow, that is cool! It sounds like there is a good chance for more tonight – if so, I will go to a little more interesting location, maybe somewhere on the Strip or out into the middle of the desert.
For this image I set my ISO at 10o, and then dialed in an aperture small enough to give me a 30 second exposure which ended up being f/11, and then stood there and hit the shutter every 30 seconds. Of course it seemed like most of the good strikes happened between images, that is until this one.
I intend to share a few more photos from our jaunt to the Bay area here on the photo blog, but as you can see we are now in Las Vegas. We will work on some projects here for the next week or so before moving East towards Arizona / Utah.