I watched this storm pass overhead for a while last night before setting up my camera, and missed the best of it. Here’s a few shots as it moved off down the valley.
This one is a combination of two layered and merged shots, one of the lightning at right, and a much longer exposure – I deliberately left the camera on “Liveview” mode when I headed off to bed, no more lightning but I captured some star-trails and what could be a meteor shower or perhaps a random cluster of satelites before the battery flattened.
The shot above are the merged straight of camera jpegs. Not content, I opened each RAW file and made some adjustments before merging again to get the following result.
With vibrance and saturation pushed up, the yellow are the city light of Hobart reflected on the low cloud, the blue/purple colours come from the lightning. This edit demonstrates very well how much more detail can be squeezed from a RAW file compared to a jpeg.