Our family took a trip recently to Texas. My in-laws took their RV and since we were only going part way to Texas, we rented a car. On this particular evening we were staying at the Santa Rosa Campground & RV Park in New Mexico. We were eating dinner and occasionally we could see lightning. Since we don’t get to see lightning very often in Central California, I decided to stop eating (my second helping anyway) and grab my camera stuff and hopefully get some lightning shots.
I didn’t own any lightning triggers, so I had to anticipate the strikes. I missed some big strikes, but managed to get a few shots. It was getting windy and felt a few raindrops, so I decided to pack up. Just then all “heck” broke loose. Rain started poring and I couldn’t figure out where the RV was. Thankfully the campground host was in his truck telling people to get in their vehicles/RV. I was only thinking “save the camera” so I gave him my camera/tripod. My legs couldn’t fit in the truck so I climbed in to the bed and he took me to the RV. I thanked him and got inside and dried off.
Not a smart move, but when people ask what was the most dangerous thing you’ve done to “get the shot”…this would be it. Hope you like them as much as I liked taking them!
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