Ah, a Great Pacific Northwest storm. It had been quite a while since I witnessed such an incredible storm. Interestingly enough, the day before was sunny and warm – just like any Washington summer day. Typical Washington ambivilent weather. I woke up around 1 am to the sound of thunder and flashing lights out my window. I proceeded to open my blinds and prop up against the windowsill to watch the show. I set my camera’s exposure to 1/500 and happened to get lucky timing with this fantastic strike. Such a beautiful view. I remained awake for the entire storm, finally falling back asleep at 2:30. It was well worth it.