Here are the very first Lightning photos I took. On a Sony point and shoot camera in Estes Park, Colorado U.S.A.
I was hooked after that. My Dad got me a lightning trigger device for my Nikon D1x's that we were using at the time.
Still works with my current Nikon D4's I am shooting with now. I set the camera on a timer on aperture priority and got lucky.
The first shot hit right by the old LakeShore Lodge. A 20 Million Dollar Luxury Lodge that had just been built. Some of these photos appeared in the Estes Park, Colorado newspaper "Trail Gazette".