Electric Sky

Towards the end of the storm, my buddy Kim (who flew here from Canada to shoot a wedding with me this weekend) and I headed to the gazebo at Manasquan Inlet to try and get a couple lightning shots and take cover from the rain.  They were few and far inbetween, but we managed to get a couple keepers.  It's funny how exciting it is to shoot lightning, especially when there aren't consistent bolts.  It's like a game of chance, you take a bunch of long exposures and hope that a bolt comes down when your shutter's open.  I got lucky with this one!

And I've seen shots similar to this before, but later found out they were photoshopped... too bad.  This one's as real as it gets.  Metadata: ISO 400, 30 sec, f/4.5, 45mm, custom WB of 3300 on my D700 with a 24-70 2.8 and dropped the exposure in lightroom a stop to compensate for the massive light with a large aperture (for all the photo enthusiasts).