Last night before going to bed we were noticing some lightning flashes outside, so I looked at the weather radar and it showed a huge line of thunderstorms heading from west to east across northern Minnesota. I decided to head out and try to capture some photos of the lightning. I've been wanting to capture a lightning photograph over the Grand Marais harbor for quite some time, so that's where I decided to go. The radar showed the most intense parts of the storms were still a bit west of us, so I figured I had enough time to make the 40 minute drive before the storms passed by.
Well, the weather hit a little earlier than I expected and it ended up taking an extra 10 minutes to get to Grand Marais. The lightning was spectacular all the way along the drive and I was worried I was going to miss it over the harbor. Several times I had to slow to 35 to 40 miles per hour as the rain was coming down so hard I could barely see the lines on the highway. Thankfully, when I arrived in Grand Marais the storms were still going full blast. I was able to capture a few good shots of the lightning strikes before the weather moved too far out over the lake. The one you see here is my favorite shot of the night.