Lightning strike photo


Lightning caught in the act by BB pal Scott Matthews on Captiva Island, Florida, looking west over the Gulf of Mexico.

Scott says:

I've always wanted to catch lightning, but I've never had much luck -- this time I tried another technique -- I set my camera to "bulb" mode (which means a manual start/stop to the exposure, rather than a specified shutter speed). So I would start the exposure and just wait for something to happen, and then stop the exposure. This one was 37 seconds.

But even in bulb mode, I still had to get pretty lucky to catch this.