When we went to Hampton Court Palace, we visited William III’s apartments. On the second floor, there was a window open showing us what William III would have looked out of his window to see. This is how I took this photograph.
One night, just as we were preparing to go asleep, we heard rumbles of thunder in the distance. A storm was coming. My sister looked outside my bedroom window, where you tend to get the best views should there be a storm (or any weather event, for that matter.)
Neither of us knew anything about how to photograph lightning, so we just waited until it struck and then held down the shutter. We tried with various settings, and eventually we got a very close attempt with this shot. (It’s not big and obvious where the lightning is, but it’s on the left and you can just faintly see it in the middle/on the right.)
When I took the photo (above), it was a very foggy day. Although it looks like it was taken in January or February, it was actually taken at the beginning of April. At the time, I was in a rush to take these photographs as I didn’t know when the fog would lift (it didn’t lift until around 2pm that afternoon – and even then, there was still some mist.)
During the editing stage, I decided to make both a high-contrast version and a black-and-white version. Which one do you prefer?