Photo theme - Lightning

Weather, and in particular stormy weather, can be a tricky subject matter to photograph, what with managing the available light, capturing the scale of the event and keeping your equipment dry. When in Australia I was witness to some pretty spectacular lightning storms, and I managed to get a few shots of lightning that I was pleased with.

Photographing lightning is definitely a case of hit and miss, as you never know where it’s going to go off next. My technique largely involved pointing the camera at the storm, opening the shutter with my remote, and waiting. Hundreds of pictures of blackness, or just out of shot bolts ensued, but sometimes, I got lucky. As the shots below show. Let me know what you think.

Lightning over Cape Le Grande

Lightning over Kalgoorie Boulder

More Lightning over Kalgoorie Boulder

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