I went out into Washington DC because of the interesting clouds in the sky from the storm that was coming through. Which I did get some pictures of that, but in the end I was trying to capture lighting!
Started out around the U.S. Capitol building, I wanted to get a picture of the U.S. Capitol at sunset with the storm clouds in the sky. But the clouds weren’t behind the Capitol so I just got some other pictures while I was over there. [Click on any image to zoom]
It started raining a little bit so I decided to head over to the Lincoln Memorial. On my way there as I drove past the Tidal Basin a huge lightning bolt filled the sky, it was traveling horizontally across the clouds. That was when I decided to see if I could get a picture of the lightning!
I went down to the Lincoln Memorial and parked along the Potomac River. I could see lots of lightning in the clouds across the river in Virgina. I didn’t hear thunder very often though, so I figured the storm was far away.
I also did a video of the lightning, mostly it was flashing behind clouds lighting up the different layers:
No spectacular lightning pictures but I did test out the weather sealing on my camera equipment!
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Slik 700DX Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head