We are in the most severe drouth that we have experienced in over 25 years here in Southeast Missouri as are many other areas of the USA. So there have not been many thunder storms for me to attempt to capture lightning images this summer. On August 1, 2012 a huge thunder storm developed to the west of our home. Of course I was out on the deck with my camera attempting to capture the elusive lightning image. I was successful as displayed here but we didn’t get a single drop of rain.
Nikon D40X with Nikkor 50mm on manual focus, camera on manual mode.
Time delay 30s ~ f16 ~ ISO 800