I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a technical photographer. I don't know what half of the buttons on my camera do, I think I've just been blessed with a decent eye and I'm stubbornly patient when I sense a great photo is near. But when the lightning storm rolled in last week I felt unprepared. I've never photographed lightning before, and even though I know there are some fancy techniques that utilize tripods, long exposures, and stitching multiple photos together, I didn't feel confident with my abilities in that regard. So I just stood out in the storm, camera in hand, and waited for my moment. I imagine it was just dumb luck, but regardless, I walked away with a handful of lightning shots. Crazy to think that this bolt may very well have caused one of the wildfires still burning today. Such destruction from such beauty.
"The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time."
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