Fact: Lightning is powerful, awe-inspiring, scary, dangerous and beautiful.
To nature and landscape photographers, that’s often an irresistible combination of traits for something to have. And, like most things we photograph – the ocean filled with rogue waves and sharks, the frozen lake we pray doesn’t crack open while we’re on it, the mountain view at sunrise that required a hike in the dark through bear country – the question is always, “How do we make a beautiful image without getting dead?”
2016 was a year of expanding my skills. One of the things I tried my hand at for the first time was lightning photography and IT.WAS. AWESOME! Of my three lightning season trips last year, this shot is my favorite. There is a lot to improve upon still, but the experiences of being one with the storm, so to speak….those memories are just about perfect!