I stood on the bridge near The Watchman. Normally this place is full of photographers - all gathered to capture the iconic spot. This day was different though - storms were looming large. There was sunset. There were rainbows. My plan was to capture these and head to my campsite 3 hours away. And then it started to thunderstorm and rain. And then there was lightning. I couldn't leave - I had to capture it! I had never captured lightning before. I stayed until 9:30 in the night - teaching myself while the show unfolded. It was exciting and scary but I finally got it!
Photo of the Day selected by: Ryan Mense
26mm · f/8.0 · 6s · ISO 40