A couple weeks ago, I was heading to Galveston to scout for a portrait session that I had booked when I noticed a lot of lightning off in the distance. I pulled my car off the freeway near a marsh where I hoped to get a few nice lightning bolts; but, alas, nothing.
Just for the record, I was not so stupid as to stand outside and try to get the shot of lightning. Rather, I took the “chicken” way out—I stayed in my car and hopped for the best.
I wanted the photo to depict the mood that I felt while watching the storm unfold in front of me. I thought that black and white would do that best.
Camera settings: Nikon D3, Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 shot at 36mm, ISO 200, f/16 and 1/125th of a second with various strobes triggered remotely.
Lightroom—Set white and black points.
Photoshop—used nik Silver Efex Pro to convert photo to black and white.