After leaving a graduation party we drove back to Sarah’s parents house (I have some laundry in need of washing and we happened to be in the area), and arrived just before the storm. A localized thundercloud moved through and brought some heavy rain and a brief bout of small hail (3 minutes at most). I snapped a few pictures and thought that I had captured a cloud to ground lightning strike but when reviewing the shots it must have happened between photos. I was pretty bummed – it was a really close strike. Not to worry, I managed to capture the storm clouds rolling in and then combined 6 pictures together to make a high dynamic range photo of the leading edge of the storm. Enjoy.
5-28-2011, 6:25 p.m.
software used: Bracketeer, DoubleTake