Last night there was a beautiful lightning storm over Boulder and the foothills. I stood at the the bottom of my street for almost an hour taking photos.
I played around with exposure between 6 and 30 seconds. Two of the shots I decided to edit were pretty straight forward edits:
You should click to embiggen this one to better see the stars:
The other two images took a bit more work.
This first one is two exposures stacked on top of each other to bring out the stars and multiple lightning strikes:
The last is actually the first I edited. It’s four exposures stacked to bring out different lightning strikes and cloud forms:
I love the illuminated rain bringing out different parts of the foothills in this last one. I also love that you can see the Flatirons on the left edge and NCAR lit up in foothills in the right third.
I definitely want to experiment with lightning photography again sometime!