A little after midnight or so, a cluster of robust storms fired along a boundary dropping through the region. At their closest pass over the city of Bloomington IL which is about an hour N of my location, I managed to pick out detail with the 300mm. Clear skies and a bright moon hovering to the S definitely helped the situation. To have been up in the next county and out in the country would have been ideal. Just like trying to finagle annoying power lines into an aesthetic composition, sometimes you just have to make due.