Tuesday, May 3, 2011

When lightning strikes....

....you get out your camera and take pics!  We had thunderstorms yesterday.  Big ones.  Not unusual for those of you who live on the mainland, but for us here in Hawaii, thunder and lightning is a big deal because it doesn't happen here very often.  So I don't get a lot of practice!  In fact, this was the first time I've ever tried to photograph lightning.  Although I got a little wet, I got to see an amazing light show.  What I learned about photographing lightning is that it takes quite a bit of patience and a fair amount of luck.  And the guts to go into a storm. 


  1. Fantastic shot Kathy. And your website and blog are looking awesome too!! I hope to have my site & blog looking as good as yours soon.
    I love what you are doing with your custom photos...reminds me of Judy Host.

  2. Fantastic shot! Who long did that take?

  3. Thanks for the nice comments!

    I shot this on a tripod at f13 for 15 seconds using a 24-70mm lens.