When we moved back to the pacific northwest from the Arizona desert this spring I really thought it would be harder to get lightning images.
Last night I was heading down to the capital campus to make some images of the Capital Lakefair that is going on this week in Olympia. As I was driving, some isolated thunderstorms started developing to the south and were moving north. I diverted from my initial plans and started shooting the storms. They were weak, but I did manage to get 4 or 5 good lightning images from them, which will be posted later.
As the night progressed, a large number of storms developed and moved through the area, I will say, the isolated thunderstorms tend to move a lot faster than I am used to with the Arizona monsoon.
I ended up shooting for almsot 4 hours and even ran into a couple other photographers who were out taking advantage of the storms as well. This image came at the very end of the night, and I really do wish I would have been aimed just a little further to the left as I missed part of the strike, but IMO that sky more than makes up for the missing part of the strike. This image was captured from Overlook Park and you can see the state capital building if you look closely.
I hope you enjoy the image and I am really glad that I have been having the opportunity to get my lightning fix in.