The long weekend’s beautiful warm sunny weather ended spectacularly on Wednesday night. Our house on Sunnyside has a great view to the north so we get to see the lightning and rain clouds passing behind the spire of the Dutch Reformed Church on Hill Street. I’m often asked how I take these images so here goes … This picture’s a live composite of 30 images. My camera’s an Olympus OMD that superimposes each 10 second image on the one before and the nice thing is you get to see the changes on the camera screen as the next picture is being taken. The end result’s lightning flashes snaking out from billowing clouds with sheets of rain gusting down. There’s some more shots taken like this over in my blog at roddyfox.com, you’ll see that I’ve used use the same method to get the stream of car headlights coming up the N2 into Grahamstown.