Picturing Lightening/Storms - Help!
New to the site, to the group! Not so new to photography, but, I am new to low light nature shots!
I'm in Italy, it's the Summer, so we get some amazing storms roll across the sky - some of my photos of them turn out great (like the first image - imo of course).
However, good low light photography, particularly of storms, alludes me (see the second image).
As a thumbnail it looks potentially amazing - on closer examination you can see 1) the noise and 2) the blur of fast moving clouds.
Exif of 2nd shot: f/4, 4 second exposure, ISO-100, 0 exposure bias, 55mm Focal.
How do I improve? How would one capture crisp low light photos? Of moving clouds and lightening?
I should add that post-processing obviously went on - my error may have been 'straining' the photo.
(My camera is the old entry level Canon EOS 1100D - I'm hoping the answer isn't my gear!)