I made this image tonight in Cape Town, South Africa (Table Mountain in the background)
It's not often that we get thunderstorms here, probably only twice a year, so I jumped at the chance to take my first ever lightning shot. I'd actually been planning this shot in my head for about 3 years.
The wind was blowing a gale so even with the tripod it is a little blurry. Setup was very quick because of the approaching storm and even quicker to take down when the lightning and thunder were coming at the same time. What a rush! I can certainly see the attraction of storm chasing.
Exposure was 10 sec @ f10 ISO 250 Canon 5D mk3 and 24 -105L series @ 65mm.
Shot was in RAW and PP was contrast, clarity and grad filter to lower exposure by a stop in sky where the lightning would otherwise blow it out
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