Photographing lightning is all but impossible. The way I capture it is by taking frames from a video, which is what I did with these images. The first image was taken from the same lightning strike 'event' and the second image, less than a second later on the same video.
I'm looking forward to capturing lots of lightning images this summer. A perfect southwest facing observatory of sky and weather. It's so quiet and lush this time of year. No mosquitos yet here on the bluff.
It's great to be off all summer, and the Guitar Fest this year is going to be the best ever!