Lightning over the city

My first lightning attempt! We were all hoping for a downpour because it has been so hot here, but it wasn't to be.

When I say first attempt, I mean there was lots of photos taken, this being the most successful.
Oooh cool. Always wanted to try a lightning shot.
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wow!!!!!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Fantastic. Fav.
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wow!! That is a great shot for a first attempt! Well done!
posted January 13th, 2012  
fantastic lightning shot....
posted January 13th, 2012  
fantastic capture, we don't tend to get too much lightening down here, would love to give this a go, well done for such a great shot :)
posted January 13th, 2012  
Fantastic
posted January 13th, 2012  
Awesome!
posted January 13th, 2012  
That is amazing!
posted January 13th, 2012  
That is a great shot. You did well for the first time
posted January 13th, 2012  
more than an attempt....it's a great success!! this is awesome Sheralee!!!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Awesome capture!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wonderful capture!
posted January 13th, 2012  
wow!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Much better than my first success: outstanding!!!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wow!!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Fantastic capture. I was watching this storm build up on the radar map it looked impressive. What a shame you didn't get any rain our lighting wasn't this dramatic but we did end up having a lovely shower heavy shower of rain. But unfortunately it's still hot again today.
posted January 13th, 2012  
Gorgeous.
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wow! Amazing!
posted January 13th, 2012  
@rach_who I think it's a bit cooler here today, it was 38 yesterday.
posted January 13th, 2012  
Great job! Love the design created by the lightning.
posted January 13th, 2012  
This is amazing!!! Great shot!!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wow great capture!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Oh wow!!! AWESOME!!!! You did a great job capturing that!!!
posted January 13th, 2012  
KB
Love this
posted January 13th, 2012  
wow, that is fantastic, I so want to get a lightning shot like this, fave
I am never going to manage to get shots like this from my house, my house is surrounded my trees (in neighbours yards) and that blocks the sky too much)
posted January 13th, 2012  
The shot I have never gotten! Wow! FAV! So awesome Sheralee! :-)
posted January 13th, 2012  
Great lightning capture! Really cool :)
posted January 13th, 2012  
Great timing to capture this lightning!!!
posted January 13th, 2012  
awesome catch ! Perfect !
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wow! This is one of those things that I've always wanted to do - maybe this summer...
posted January 13th, 2012  
Very, very cool!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wow ... awesome capture!!!! Perfect shot!
posted January 13th, 2012  
What a capture!!!
posted January 13th, 2012  
POP POP POP! :-)
posted January 13th, 2012  
Great job on a 1st capture, it's lovely! One of my goals is to try this :)
posted January 13th, 2012  
Magnificent!!! Perfect and a fav!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wow amazing capture.
posted January 13th, 2012  
amazing Sheralee... so well done... right on the moment ;)
posted January 13th, 2012  
by the way... excelent first attempt... and I really like to the see the settings here... next time I will try a similar setting to see what I get.

I also have a lighting shot in my album... would you like to see it?
posted January 13th, 2012  
A very cool shot!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Fantastic capture - awesome! :o) x
posted January 13th, 2012  
OH WOW WOW WOW that is just so cool
posted January 13th, 2012  
Very successful I'd say. Fantastic! xx
posted January 13th, 2012  
WOW that's a cool shot ... I'm going to try to get a shot like this!!!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Love it! Fav!
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wow! Amazing!
posted January 13th, 2012  
breathtaking!!! wow!! fav
posted January 14th, 2012  
awesome capture. I'd LOVE to get a shot like this!
posted January 14th, 2012  
@carrapeta00 I went and found yours Lara and left a comment :) I used the bulb setting and closed the shutter once there was a lightning strike. It's a very hit and miss thing isn't it?
posted January 14th, 2012  
Well done. You should be very pleased with this one x
posted January 14th, 2012  
Very cool! Well done.
posted January 14th, 2012  
Great shot and the fact that you did not use a lightining trigger is even more impressive. I have been meaning to try this but we do not get much lighining in the Seattle, Wa area. Mostly rain, ;0(
posted January 14th, 2012  
Fave! Fabulous shot! WEll done!
posted January 14th, 2012  
Pop! Congrats!
posted January 14th, 2012  
score!!
posted January 14th, 2012  
Fantastic! What an amazing capture.
posted January 14th, 2012  
Excellent shot!!!
posted January 14th, 2012  
Wow --- great photo! Getting a lighting shot is on my photo bucket list ... one of these days I'll get one.
posted January 14th, 2012  
WOW! fav
posted January 14th, 2012  
Stunning capture!
posted January 14th, 2012  
great capture. I have never tried a lightning shot but I now want to!
posted January 15th, 2012  
WOW fantastic shot!!
posted January 15th, 2012  
Great shot. I have tried this and failed many a time. You weren't standing on top of the highest hill in town during an electrical storm were you?
posted January 15th, 2012  
Incredible Sheralee! Wow! A fave.
posted January 15th, 2012  
@bobfoto Lol, definitely not! This is from my deck.
posted January 15th, 2012  
@bella_ss - Oh lovely spot!
posted January 15th, 2012  
Wow this is awesome Sheralee!! I thought the same thing - Seems like you are standing on top of the hill ;) So did you just set your camera for a long shutter speed and wait to see what you get?

So my Mum tells me (I have lots of catching up on here to do) you "woke up with Today" and won and bought a new camera!! Congrats!! :)
posted January 15th, 2012  
@cocorose Your Mum told you?! LOL and thanks :)
I set the shutter to 'bulb' waited for a strike then closed the shutter... very hit and miss but I guess it has to be. Although Michael mentions a lightning trigger, I have no idea what that is?
@ferrell_photo
posted January 15th, 2012  
that is incredible. we don't get that kind of lightning much where I am but I have often tried to capture lightening strikes and it never works - so very impressed with this!
posted January 15th, 2012  
@bella_ss Yes, she's not a 365 member but when she looks at my pics she often has a browse and admires others including yours :)

Cool, thanks for the tip! I'll have to try it out some time, even though I hate "being in" thunder and lightning
posted January 15th, 2012  
great shot!
posted January 15th, 2012  
Amazing!!!!!!
posted January 15th, 2012  
Amazing, I would like to have a chance to take a lighning shot like this! found you from the PP. well done
posted January 15th, 2012  
Wow excellent! I've had many attempts, but never a success! Kudos to you.
posted January 16th, 2012  
Awesome lightening shot!! Brilliant!!
posted January 28th, 2012  
Very cool capture!
posted January 31st, 2012  
Love it! Nicely done!
posted February 12th, 2012  
Wow, that's an awesome lightning capture.
posted August 16th, 2014  
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