Elston Hill has done it again – this time capturing an amazing power of a lightning strike and its reflection in Puget Sound, photographed from Burien on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

“We seem to be experiencing more lightning this spring,” Elston said. “Several weeks ago, we had a great lightning storm, particularly for this area, but I had no luck catching the lightning. I could not trigger the shutter fast enough. So, I went on the internet and found this device to attach to the camera. Just prior to the lightning, there is a burst of infrared light which this device detects to trigger the shutter when the lightning strikes. “The forecast for Tuesday said possible lightning, but then the forecast dropped the lightning. So, I had my camera ready but not totally set up. This evening I suddenly saw a flash of lighting. I managed to set up the camera in time to get this one picture of a lightning strike west of Vashon. The first version shows the lightning and a long reflection. The second version is the same picture cropped.”
Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien 1 PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien 2
Since we get so little lightning in our area, I may have to wait until another year for a better lightning picture. But someday it will happen. Here is the same view from Sunday evening:
PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien 3 PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien 4]]>