Day 219 of 365
Further proof that you don't need a good camera to take lightning photos. While my 40D was occupied on the tripod doing a timelapse of the lightning display, I got out my PowerShot to entertain myself. This is all I did:
1.) Set the camera to its lowest ISO (80)
2.) Half-pressed the shutter to focus the shot (since it wouldn't focus on an empty black sky, I pointed it at a street light)
3.) Braced the camera against the window
4.) Full-press the shutter when I saw the initial flash of light (which then transformed into the craziest cloud-to-cloud bolt)
Funny that the best photo of the night ended up coming from the PowerShot and not the DSLR.
Here's a few of the images taken by the 40D that night: [link]