When we are younger, we are less afraid of many things, perhaps because of our ignorance in part. But much can be learned of such things we should be afraid of and in part about ourselves. In photographing such lightning 3x hotter than the Sun, it is not the great big thunderstorm that allows you to get the best access to the lightning, but rather, the small active thundershower that passes narrowly by in the night. All this then, just 3-4 miles away in less than a second. It is amazing what the naked eye doesn't see that the camera does!