The night was a constant flash of lightning. There were only a few seconds at a time when the stormy night sky was truly dark here at our home in Southeast Missouri, USA. For hours the flashes of lightning were nearly constant; many of them to far away to actually see the lightning itself.
Every once in a while one like this would streak across the night sky. Beauty and Awe is the best terms I can find to describe the storm lit night sky.
Out of 78 time exposure image I captures 7 lightning strikes. Of those 7 only three were really good.
Nikon D40X with 300mm lens on max zoom ~ 70.0mm focal length ~ f4.5 ~ ISO 100 ~ time delay 42 seconds. No edit except for contrast adjustment.