Nancy and I took a mini-vacation to Maine, where we met my Mom and stepfather, and explored Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Flying into Portland we hopped in our car and drove 3 hours in a torrential downpour. Things finally cleared up on our arrival into Bar Harbor, however, the above lightening show was still on view from our hotel balcony. How do you shoot a lightening storm? I really had never tried before and this one was a beauty that really lit up the sky and bay. My first guess was to expose it for as long as I could with the Ricoh GRD point and shoot digital camera and see the results. This gem of a camera can expose for a maximum of 3 minutes. I wanted to get some depth of field so I set the aperture for f/5.6 and attached the camera on my ever-present gorrillapod tripod and let ‘er rip! It looked pretty good, so I then switched the camera to RAW mode (one of the few P&S cameras that let’s you shoot in RAW) and bumped up the aperture to f/6.3. And Viola! The first truly electric photo of the week!