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There are some who specialise in this sort of thing, and I admire them hugely. Some hurtle across the interior of the USA just to capture twisters and lightning strikes. In the UK this sort of thing is difficult to capture, it’s a serendipity kind of thing. You might be in the right place at the right time, but have you got your camera with you?
On this occasion, I was in the right place, at the right time to capture a lightning storm occurring over the English Channel off the coast at Pagham Beach, near Chichester. I of course took multiple shots, had the camera in burst mode and was shooting more by hope than intention, until I decided it was important to capture more than the lightning strike. So I focussed on the sun lounger, got the settings right for that, and then just waited for something to happen. Luckily it did as you can see above.