You’d have to have been living under a rock – or maybe a different country – on Friday night/Saturday morning to have missed the thunderstorms that raged across the UK. Where I live, in north Hertfordshire, it was SO loud and SO bright with each flash of lightning that it lit up my road as if it was daytime.
I couldn’t sleep through it so I stood at the window watching for a while. Then I wondered if I would be able to capture a lightning bolt on camera. I couldn’t work out what setting to put my DSLR on for that kind of photo [noob], so instead I resorted to my trusty phone [I have a Samsung Galaxy S5].
I stood at the window with my phone pressed against the glass, and whenever I thought there might be a flash of lightning I tapped my phone several times in quick succession.
I must have taken about 500 photos in total and most of them were just photographs of darkness. However, amongst all the black, it turned out that I’d managed to capture 4 photos showing a lightning bolt spreading across the sky.
Pretty cool, huh!
Did you watch the lightning?
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