Huge lightning over Sandton, Johannesburg. Canon 1Ds, 70-200mm f4 (45 second exposure)
Great shot. Makes me homesick for the thunderstorms that hammer the Joburg area, I loved them... how it felt to have lightning strike nearby, the thunder rattling the windows, sending a thud through the whole house and your belly... awesome!
Yup! Fantastic shot!
Dave, your comment takes me back in time. The year was 1983. The place was Al Jubail Saudi Arabia. It was raining heavily and there was thunder and lightning. The door of our building was open and water was streaming in. I went to close the door and I found one of the Philipino engineers standing in the doorway getting drenched. I asked him if he was ok. He said that he was and commented. "I was feeling homesick today but this is feeling like Manilla. I am fine. Don't worry".
Al Jubail is on the coast so when it rained (the one or two days in the year) it poured. As you can imagine there were no storm water drains. With the roads properly concertised (but no drainage) the water stood in some of the town's streets for a week - till it evaporated!