I was just settling down to do some photo editing, when I got a call from my dad. He and my littlest sister were out on a practice drive, and had stopped along Highway 40 at one of our property pull-offs to watch a storm over Harney Peak. Quick as I could, I grabbed my tripod and camera bag, jumped in my truck, and headed over there. What a lights display!
As it got darker, I noticed little lights in the grass – Between the camera screen and the lightning, my eyes were playing tricks on me, but I realized that I was seeing fireflies. I don’t recall seeing them at all last summer, and they were always a highlight of our Illinois summers. How exciting to see them here.
This was my first attempt at lightning photography, and I can’t wait to try it again!