Blender lightning

Exercise in photo-real landscape in Blender. Blender GIS for the background hills; rocks and dirt with cell fracture and Poliigon textures. Can you smell the rain?


Is the lighting done in Geometry Nodes?

I used a plugin called Lightning Generators, which is based on geometry nodes, to get the basic shape I liked, then converted that to curves using one edge from each branch. Then edited the curves to get exactly what I wanted.