Beaver Lake near Hobbs State Park, Arkansas
I made this image near my home at Beaver Lake. On this particular summer night, two storm fronts converged over Northwest Arkansas. The energy that they produced was unlike anything that I have seen since. At times the lightning would start at one horizon and bracket its way across the sky to the other. For this image, I pointed my camera in the direction where most of the action was occurring and kept the shutter locked open. I looked away for a moment and there was a blinding flash and I turned to release the shutter before the blast of thunder shook the car. I made several images that night, but none matched the drama of this one that I never actually saw.