Last summer I vacationed in the quaint beach town of Emerald Isle, North Carolina. I was escaping the big city to relax in the sun and do some much-needed writing.

One early evening I decided to venture out onto Bogue Inlet fishing pier. I wanted to photograph and capture mother nature as she was putting on one of the most spectacular lightning shows I had ever seen! I fully expected to be one of the very few people crazy enough to be venturing out onto this long pier which also displayed many tall metal lamp posts. Nothing dangerous about this!