I took this last December, just before New Years Eve. It was a fantastic storm season and I spent hours on the balcony, or at my bedroom window, trying to get lightning shots. I think I had just about got the hang of it when the storms stopped for the year. Bummer! However, I was lucky enough to catch this beauty as it hit the spire of the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.
It knocked the light out on the top of the spire and caused a short blackout throughout the whole building. I was hoping to see someone climb the spire to replace the light bulb, but alas, once more I was to be disappointed. (lol).
Canon EOS 40D. Canon EF 28-135mm IS
42 sec shutter speed.