This one struck so close that you can’t see the top of the tree in the front yard because of the intense light. It looks like it struck in front of the tree but was in fact back behind it a fair distance. I had to adjust the contrast down because it was so bright to be able to see the details.
What I found very interesting was the waves of energy spreading from the huge shaft of lightning. Nothing has been done to this image except adjust the contrast down in brightness.
Nikon D40S ~ Nikon 300mm lens on close zoom ~ 70.0 mm ~ f4.5 ~ ISO 100 ~ 42 second time delay set on P