I finally did it!! I captured a lightning bolt with my camera!
As I left a birthday party this evening, as storm was coming through, so I staked out a spot where I thought I could watch it come over the distant hills. However, as I was watching the glows grow brighter, the rain hit. So I packed up and headed home. Then as I was approaching the area where the casino is located, I realized that a parking garage would provide a great view, and keep me dry and safe 🙂 My first exposure captured this image. However, even thought I was using a remote to shoot sequential exposures automatically, it’s the only bolt I captured. But I’m happy 🙂
18 mm, 25 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200 (Lightning Strike)
My settings may not be ideal; a lower ISO (100) might have preserved the darker sky, same with a smaller aperture (f/8, maybe?) I’ve read many tutorials but didn’t remember exactly what I read; it was late and I was sweaty and tired. Guess I’ll have to read up on it again 🙂