Let’s say there’s a lovely thunderstorm moving into the area and you think, “This would be the perfect morning to try to get a really good lightning picture.” Stop. Do not pass go.
I have a love/hate relationship with thunderstorms. In short, I love them when they meet two simple criteria:
- They’re not tornadic
- They’re during the daylight hours
All others need not apply. Particularly the tornadic ones—instant hatred.
This morning’s storm met my standards. And it was a particularly sky-electrifying system, so I decided I’d stop at a nice vista on my way to work to snap some pics with my trusty iPhone.
And then came the big, close, cloud-to-ground, almost-blinded-me strike.
Also scared the snot out of me and sent me merrily on my way to work.
Next time, I’ll wear a welding mask and take a camera with more settings!