For Photo #2 of South Dakota, I decided on my first ever successful capture of lightning. As opposed to my first one, which was blurry, which you can view here: https://myownphotoproject.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/day-185-blurry-lightning/
After I got this photo I felt a lot like this:
There was a rain storm every night we were there. It was sad because I wanted to get some good star photos, but THIS was awesome. I had the shutter speed set at 10 seconds, the aperture at f/8, and the ISO at 200. And that was the result.