I really love monsoon season in Vegas. A day can go from bright and sunny to dark and pouring rain and back again in a matter of minutes. It’s not uncommon for inches of rain to fall in only hours.
I was in my office working on something when I started seeing flashes out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look out the window and saw that there was lightning in the distance toward the strip. I gathers up my gear, drove down the hill, and parked on the east side of an open lot (seen here).
Once parked I walked out into this open field and setup my tripod, camera and remote trigger. I took several test shots to nail down the exposure and then set my remote trigger. I was out enjoying the storm for over an hour and a half. During that time I captured over 500 photos having varying amounts of lightning and different compositions. Eventually, the storm moved off to the northeast. This left me with nothing interesting opposite the lightning so I packed it all in and called it a night.