On the morning of August 20, 2015, Hank Schyma was up and waiting. He knew what Mother Nature was up to, and foresaw some potential for epic photography in the making.
He didn’t go into the shot attempt with copious amounts of faith, as he has tried for such a shot for nearly 20 years and never quite had the timing right, but he also could read the weather and knew it was more than worth setting up the gear.
Hastily setting up a possible capture, it didn’t take long for the Texas climate to answer the call.
At exactly 8:30am, the angry Texas storm decided to slap the snot out of what appears to be someone’s backyard, and within a few meters from automobiles (with humans in them) waiting at a traffic light. The bolt was so intense, Schyma says he couldn’t see clearly for 5 minutes after witnessing it.