One July night I foolishly decided to try and photograph a lightning storm with my 4x5 view camera and what a doozie it was.
At one point the windy gust front preceding the storm was so violent it ripped the 4x5 dark slide out of my hand and in seconds it vanished over the guard rails down the mountain side. I had to sacrifice a sheet of film for another dark slide.
This was the same storm that almost lifted my colleague's tripod up and over the guard rail as well. He caught it and his Nikon in mid flight!
It was worthwhile sacrifice, I ended up with several splendid images in large format. Tucson, AZ, USA