I've tried a couple of times with no success. Usually, my arm gets tired of holding the camera and my eyes hurt from looking through the view finder because I don't have one of those fancy remote trigger thingy's.
Well, earlier this evening my daughter and I were spending some quality time outside rockin' on the front porch and a storm started to roll in. I figured it would be a good time to give it another try, so inside I ran before it could blow away.
Sure enough, there was lots of lightning around for me to try to catch, but that stuff happens fast & I was usually too late. When you're trying to capture lightning strikes, you end up with a lot of shots that look like this:
But, if you're just patient (not easy for me to do) and prop your arm up and wait.....
some of your photos turn out like this:
I was so excited I finally was able to capture that powerful strike with my camera. I didn't get as many as I'd like and I would have preferred it to have been a little darker outside but it was fun trying. If my daughter didn't have to eat dinner I would have stayed out a bit longer.
Next time you have a storm rolling in, run and grab your camera.