Photographer: Jed Bradley, Seattle
Photo taken: July 9, University District, Seattle
"Taken at 1:30 a.m. from my apartment balcony with a Canon XSi, 17 mm, 2 seconds at 7.0 f."
Expert says: " I applaud your efforts to get out your camera and photograph lightning. With your camera settings you were able to freeze several bolts and still have motion on the highway. It can be challenging, and yet very rewarding for a photographer. Keep shooting, stay long and you will get more stunning images like this."
— Courtney Riffkin, Seattle Times photo staff