This is my first (and only) lightning shot. It is just one of those things that I believe most photographers strives for. I live in a house surrounded by trees, with no clear sight of lightning strikes in the area. So when I was on holiday in November last year, I noticed another late afternoon storm brewing in the mountains. I drove out to a high point and tried all tricks to predict the strike, or catch the strike. There I was standing; counting, shooting, swearing etc. In the end I noticed that a big strike is followed on the day by a smaller one about 1Â½ secs later. The space between the big ones unpredictable. But I did manage to catch a small one and am mighty proud of it :-)
This picture is dedicated to that half hour. A storm was passing close by behind me. The strikes way too close - they would only screw up the exposure. So I ignored that one and tried the one in the valleys below.
What is your favourite technique for shooting lightning shots?