3 Years Ago Today – Lightning over Washington DC
3 years ago today, I shot a series of images that cemented my interest in photography. Before this time, I had been dabbling here and there, but I was amazed at the power of photography and my emotional response after I captured lightning over the city.
Mind you, I still had very little idea of how, technically, I was capturing the scene (for example,I chose an aperture f 4.0 for a scene that required a little more depth). But the result was dramatic. In fact, it was likely my most popular image and the one that sold the most at local trade shows I participated in that year.
On to the photos: ENJOY!
Photo 1: A lightning storm had passed over the city this night. I had a great vantage point from Rosslyn, VA, and a strike positioned itself well along the skyline:
Photo 2: I then honed in on the monument, hoping for a little more dramatic bolt in the frame. Sure enough, the strike itself was quite awesome, forming a V shape over the Monument while illuminating an interestingly rectangle -shaped cloud.