great lightening shots! So what's your technique?? Would love to hear the details--although unfortunately living in NYC, and not that high up, I don't get to see much of that outside my window, too many buildings and trees in the way. But maybe someday I'll be in the right place at the right time!
There really isn't much technique to this. A tripod, remote release, 5 second exposure, and a lot of luck. After a while you can almost time the strikes so you don't have many empty frames.
Both of these were taken indoors through windows or doors. When it gets this close, I would not want to be outside. Oddly enough, about a half hour after the house was hit and ambulance could be heard in that vicinity. I should go over with a print for them but haven't got the guts yet.