Ten minutes before taking this picture I was settled in for the night on a beach vacation. The storm was still raging overhead but a sliver of alpineglow broke through showing the edge was near. I scooped up my camera bag and drove to my nearby ‘goto’ spot. Not knowing if the subject that night was going to be lightning, dramatic color, or hopefully both. The sunset color never fully broke through. Thankfully the storm raged. The fury of nature is always inspiring to watch and this summer storm was no different.
In all, a solid mix of good luck and waiting for the correct conditions to appear. Plus I was able to stay dry.
30 sec, f/9.0, ISO 200, -2 2/3 EV, 21mm