I headed out last evening because the clouds were gorgeous. I had also intended to shoot the moon, haha, no really, so off I went, camera in hand. Nothing else though, I was in too much of a hurry to make sure I had my damn glasses or a tripod. After stopping at a few spots for the clouds and seeing a dark storm north of me, I went to the top of the Alum Creek Dam. The storm was just north and wasn’t going too fast. I usually don’t go on the dam during a storm, because it is high and you are never really close to your car. But I parked as close to the stairs (all 104 of them…) and went to the top. The dark seemed far enough away to give me time to get to the car if it headed south. After I caught my breath, I had about an hour to kill before the moon was to show. But the storm hung around, the clouds were exciting and the lightning started a spectacular show. I sat down on the ground so I wouldn’t be the highest object there, and steadied my camera as best I could on my knee, braced with my chin. A tripod would have been nice, who knew I’d be taking 1-2 second long shots? I did see a bit of the moon, but the fun was all in the storm. I shot until my memory card ran out, deleted some and shot some more. My lack of glasses tested my knowledge of the settings, but considering my set up, I am very happy with the outcome. It never rained, never got fierce. I was not the only person up top. And I didn’t get zapped. Out of over 900 photos taken these were my favorites. I hope you enjoy them! It was just heavenly being there.