The strangest lightning shows I’d ever seen going on; I grab my camera and walk to the local park with a tall hill. I’m hoping to get above the crushing streetlights (How’s that for smart?? – go to the highest point in a lightning storm in order to get a photograph…:)) and get some really good photos (being a wedding photographer, you don’t get many chances at lightning…). Focused on the image – I nearly forgot that what was going on was actually quite a unique event.

When I get there, there was already a few other people – just watching. I made half-a-dozen photographs and then, not wanting to disturb the mood of 5 complete strangers watching silent lightning in the complete stillness of the night, just sat and watched for like 30 minutes. It was mesmerizing.

We are always so focused on the goal. ┬áDon’t forget to just look sometimes; the world is a beautiful place if you let yourself see it.


Author: Joe

Wedding Photographer based out of Minneapolis - St. Paul Minnesota specializing in candid work but also offering cool, artisic portrait imagery.

2 thoughts on “Lightning”

  1. There was so much light pollution that I was only able to get ~10 second shutter speeds before the clouds became a haze of orange. I just counted them manually and closed the shutter after I thought I got what I wanted. Like I said, I didn’t get much experiment time.

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