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The air was heavy and I saw a flash beyond the horizon....and waited….
I was going to bed last night and saw a flash on the horizon and thought mmmm this might be something. Turned out to be the most dramatic electric storm here in the Scottish Borders I have ever seen in the 19 years I've lived here. With lightning bolts striking every hilltop in the entire valley area every 10-15 seconds at its height. It started at around 11:30pm and carried on until after well after 1:00am.
Triple StrikeElectrical storm over Traquair and Innerleithen on morning of 2nd July 2015 Strike above TraquairElectrical storm over Traquair and Innerleithen on morning of 2nd July 2015
So how do you capture lightning?
It's not so difficult, here's what I did on my Canon 5D SLR and 24-70mm lens
Infinity ShootingShooting at Infinty setting on a canon 24-70mm lens