Two nights ago we had some awesome storms blow through our area- and they showcased some excellent lightning! (we had over 600 strikes per hour- according to my meteorologist friend :) I wanted to get out there during the throws of it, but it was raining SO terribly hard, and I didn't want to ruin my camera, so I had to wait until it was almost past us to try to get some pictures.
I took 31 shots, and unfortunately most of the lightning was in the clouds, so they looked like they were just glowing.
but, I did get ONE...
This is looking East from my front yard a little after 9:00 pm- by that time most of the storm was out over Lake Michigan.