I've been trying to photograph lightning for quite a while. It's pretty tough to get good shots. It takes patience, and a good deal of luck. So far my efforts have been mediocre at best.
This evening I got my best shots so far. While our neighbors in Montgomery County were getting pounded by powerful thunderstorms, I was taking snapshots of all of the excitement from my front yard. Below are the best two shots of the series. They are 5-second exposures, taken at ISO-1600.