Interesting capture of this lightning strike, David. They are not easy to get. I like that you kept the foreground objects (I don't know what they are called) from the slower shutter speed to add color and interest to the abstract.
Capturing a strike has been a personal challenge for me for quite some time, and I got my first shot only recently. I became especially intrigued by the subject when my son told me it was a ground to cloud strike (pure luck).