Starting last night and not really ending until early this afternoon, a large storm system passed through Columbia. It was pretty severe at times: I lost power a multiple points last night, often regaining power just to lose it once more twenty seconds later. Unfortunately, the storms this morning produced pretty heavy rain, so I did not feel comfortable with following through with my original plan to drive out to St. Louis to visit Wild Bird Rehabilitation, the focus of a long-term project. I’ll be going tomorrow, instead.
However, the storm did provide the opportunity to photograph lightning from my balcony. Sadly, by the time I was really set for it, precipitation had finally reached my building so I had to move indoors quite quickly. The most interesting photo, really, was a 30 minute exposure of the patterns the lightning was producing on the walls of the bedroom of my apartment:
I would have used the 5D Mk. II for its superior noise performance, but its battery was dead.
Finally, a couple of other photographs I made that night: