Yesterday there was a real thunderstorm here. The biggest one I’ve ever seen, I think. Sometimes you could see something like 10 flashes within 5 seconds, and hear some really loud cracks just a kilometer away or so.
Anyway, me and M went out to the balcony to watch, and after a while I got out my tripod and camera and started shooting in hope to get some good photos. Most of the time the clouds were so thick that you couldn’t see the actual flashes, but rather that all the clouds got immensely lit up.
What surprised me was that most of the actual lightnings that we could see went sideways instead of up and down. Is that normal?
No image manipulation at all was involved in these pictures, I just had the shutter open for a few seconds at a time.