I noticed from the recent storm around here that there was a large amount of lightning, so I grabbed my camera and ran outside. I'd never had the slightest notion to take a picture of lightning before yesterday, but something "struck" me to do so.
I learned from taking pictures of cardinals that holding the button down halfway to "pre-focus" the lens was the best way.
After a few duds and misfires, I finally caught an arc, albeit small, but this is still my first lightning photograph, and I thought I'd share it with everybody:
I wasn't satisfied with this, because of all the arcs I'd seen, this was the smallest one. So, I waited a while, and let the clouds get somewhat darker, and began snapping again:
Bingo! I finally got one. I know there are better pictures of it out there (just Google it) but this was a first-time experience for me.