After returning home from Pittsburgh this morning, I was half 'armchair chasing' the Plains today (via my laptop along the side of the road) while shooting lightning in a few pulsing storms north of Charleston. Today's setup in Kansas was what I thought would be the best for tornadoes seen so far this season, and so I was surprised to see it bust so badly. Since I had chosen to sit out the Plains this week (due to faltering travel funds and low confidence in the forecast), it was quite a relief to see that I didn't miss anything.
The HD video camera was all I could use today to catch lightning in the bright daylight conditions. Most of the lightning was too quick for 'reaction'-type shots, so I didn't try for much. A fairly unremarkable outing, except that I got my first rainbow/lightning combo.