This summer has brought some amazing lightning storms to the Alberta landscape. I couldn't sleep one night as it was too hot! I noticed some flashes outside and saw a great intense lightning storm. I am taking a landscape and nature photography course through the Picture Perfect School of Photography taught by Darwin Wiggett and Mark Degner. I am enjoying it immensely. I learned the technique of "light painting" and as you can see from the fence posts, they are glowing! I used a flashlight during the exposure to lighten the fenceposts up, while the background was lit up by the lightning.
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Canon EF 17-40 mm F/4L USM at 17 mm
3.2 sec at F/4 (0 EV)