Before I could count to 2 came the ear-shattering boom. That put the landing point less than half a mile away. But it wasn't just one. An intense barrage of lightning bolts rained down outside of Sheridan. These 3 evenly-spaced bolts all struck within 1 minute, which I combined into a single image. The foreground wasn't the best but my options were limited. Shooting from inside my car, wind-driven rain pelted the windows. I strategically parked my car so I could point my camera out the window facing away from the wind. But it was still a lot of wiping down the lens and dashboard between every shot. Some of the bright spots in the air are raindrops, frozen by the brilliant flashes of light. Even though it was a rainbow that got me out the door, the electrical activity soon stole the show. It's been awhile since I've had an opportunity to capture lightning from this close.