Sunday, September 26, 2010
One of our pre-transplant friends have rented a condo on the beach while they are here waiting.
Today they invited a few families over for a little Fiesta.
We had wonderful food and fellowship and fantastic views of the water and the beachside area of town.
After dessert our friends turned on the lightning show!
I have never taken photos of lightning before and I was kicking myself that I didn't have my tripod with me.
I did figure out though, that if I balanced the camera on the railing, with the camera strap around my neck (we were 17 floors up!) that I could get a good shot of the sky even with a longer exposure.
We must have had a hundred lightning strikes tonight. They were coming one right after another.
I didn't realize I had gotten this one until I came home. What a thrill!
The bright lights on the horizon right in the middle of the frame are from the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium and probably the downtown lights, too. The Jaguars were just finished getting smoked in their game tonight, so the lights were still on in the stadium.
This was my final shot of the evening, although the rain and thunderstorms were still in the area.
Thanks friends for inviting us over for such a lovely evening.
Have a great day!