Setting up for my “lightning”shoot I forgot that the camera
was on an extended exposure!

There is NOTHING like a Highveld electrical storm…

These images were shot from a property in Muldersdrift.

But the driving rain was putting spots on my lens

So I was forced to prop the front door open and shoot from inside

The major problem was a security light almost directly in front of me lens…

but with some cropping, i was able to get rid of that.

All the images were shot using a Pentax K5 mounted on a tripod

18-55mm Samsung lens on manual setting

Because of the amount of sheet lightning I was able to shoot at ISO 200

f 9.0

8.0 seconds

When shooting lightning, remember SAFETY FIRST!
Don’t make yourself a target…

The security light was reflecting of the rain coming off the roof

I chose one focal point due to aforementioned security light
to my right and trees to my left

And then, with all the interior lights off and a burger in hand,
I just kept firing away

When the time between flashes became more that 5 minutes
I decided it was time to call it a night

I am hoping for another storm!All images are the copyright property of  and may not be used without permission