Photograph by Nick Zantop
While the day was sunny and spectacular, evening brought torrential rain and thunderstorms to South Florida. By 9PM, the storms had mostly moved offshore, so I grabbed an umbrella and my camera and tripod and headed down to the shore. The lightning streaked across the sky every few seconds, so I experimented with exposure lengths and settings to get the best lightning shot I could. I had just tripped the shutter a few seconds before lightning filled the sky and I knew I’d gotten the best shot of the night.