Easter Storm

About ten minutes into the storm tonight it occurred to me that I had access to a tripod and a good quality DSLR. The view out the front rooms has always been great for lightning; the house is on the raised side of the street and we have a rather good view out over the suburb here.

Lots of sky.

First lightning strike
First lightning strike
Second lightning strike
Second lightning strike

Unfortunately it turned out that most of the lightning was happening behind the cloud cover, so I got only a few single bolts, and lots of ho-hum shots with purple/blue clouds.

Passing cars
Passing cars
Rain bucketing down in the headlights
Rain bucketing down in the headlights

After a day of no driving (everything is closed on Sunday, so there wasn’t really anywhere to go) it seemed like everyone started driving along as soon as the rain started. Most of my shots have streaky headlights in the bottom. I kept a few of the better ones to show off how wet the weather was. Especially the last one shows off the bucketing rain in the headlights of a passing car.

Now… what was I doing before all this started happening?