It was an unplanned Photo shoot I would say. It was a hot day and sudden formation of dark clouds over the sky. It was just about to rain, when I took my camera to run to the top of my house. I was planning to take the silhouette evening shades. Got some nice shots of them.
I was never really prepared for this! First question was what settings to use for this shoot. Immediately I mapped lightning to Fireworks and used the same settings I used for it.
This is how it started, with light fading out and lightning cracking across the sky. This shot was taken in a typical setting of long exposure (15 sec).
If you are not prepared. Hold your nerve. Its a scary photo shoot and here is an example. This wacky one was like 10-15 kms long. One of the biggest in the evening. The shake in the images is the outcome of fear. :P Purple sky was a treat to watch.
Sense of timing was very important. The above one was in sports mode. Not bad except for the grains.
I got an interesting video too. Will upload, when I'm on a better bandwidth. :) take care and safe clicking.
Now that I decided to read upon photographing lightning. Came across these interesting links