Last night there was one of the most intense lightning storms I have ever seen. However it's hard to remember the others since they were so long ago. It didn't dawn on me until it was almost too late that there were intense lighting strikes happening about every 2-10 seconds right outside my backyard. I ran for my camera and without a tripod, I shot some handheld exposures up to 30 seconds. I quickly ran out of time and had to retreat as the hail was soaking me and my camera! In the end I love the few photographs I obtained and wanted to share them with you and explain how you can do it yourself!