Receding away from the viewer with height, ghostly into a dense rain core, this twilight blast struck the bottom part of a natural amphitheater in the Grand Canyon. It proves that the tallest area is not always the top target for lightning. Alternative channels (the dimmer forks) simply didn’t connect to ground charge before the bright one. This flash made true a longstanding dream of mine: to capture lightning inside the canyon, including a downward-looking perspective on a ground strike. Its thunder was a new experience also, echoing in variably long and short bursts, pulsating, loud to low and back again, off innumerable surfaces in the chasm, for over 30 seconds.