Yah, love the storm chasing idea too, but unfortunately I live on the west coast of canada and with our temperate climate we rarely get these occurrences But yes, totally agree, love the outdoors and nature!
All done with long exposure...this one was only 8 seconds long....but expose for the general scene lighting that you want...I wanted mine moody and past sunset, so had a quicker long exposure to keep the sky dark...then you just keep shooting over and over again and hope for the best...when the lightning strikes it imprints on the exposure since it is so bright...but earlier in the exposure I find gets a better result. There might be other ways to to do it, but this has worked for me. I typically shoot at f22 so I don't have to worry about focus point, but last night I didn't have a cable release for longer exposures over 30 seconds...so I had to use a lower fstop (f4) to keep my exposure under the 10 seconds...so I had to get lucky with my focus...i was lucky enough to have some lights on the dock for reference and manually focused...was the ideal way to take the pic, but its all I had to work with And of course you have to taking these with your tripod steady
Fantastic shot! So had to get a nice shot of some fork lightning. That same storm just went through here in Kamloops as well, a fabulous show to say the least lol. We don't get good storms here either, which is a bummer, watching the lightning flash across the sky and the thunder rumble ahead is so exciting