That's pure awesome! I love how the lightning seems to stretch out to the ground. Also, the large bright area in the sky gives it some effect. The city's lighting is also quite an eye-catcher. The Daily Deviation you received was very well earned and deserved!
DD's got a thing for person facing a storm pics today. But that's okay because they're amazing. I watched a thunderstorm similar to this when I was up in Idaho last summer, they reached across the sky though, they didn't come straight down like this. and then there was the fact that I was in the middle of a dry forest in fire season sleeping in a metal trailer plugged into a large metal barn XDD