Behind the trees...

Cropped down a little to remove distractions.

One of Four reasonable lightning shots I got from the veranda before the rain started to blow in.

View all photos taken: Friday, 15th December 2006, This photo: 7:01pm

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  • Clearskies Images said:
    Good capture David..
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Cecily :) Can't really claim any skill though, I just pointed the camera and hit the remote shutter release everytime it had finished taking a photo.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    fun stuff.
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Well that's basically all I do as well. You just hope there will be a flash of lightning while the shutter is open.
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure is Greg - one of these days I'll actually go storm chasing properly, but for now I take the opportunities I can :)

    Come to think of it Cecily, that's pretty much all I ever do. I guess I could have setup a really long exposure using bulb mode, but I'm never too sure about how long is too long.
  • photo by Alison said:
    This one is great... :) Inspiring!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Alison :) I wasn't sure I'd got this at the time, it was a happy surprise when I uploaded the pics.
  • borealnz said:
    Great capture David!! Really well done!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jill :) The sound in the valley was fantastic too :)
  • sarahmelindacook said:
    Great capture i really like the way that its illuminated the trees from behind.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Sarah - I do so love a good storm :)
  • horstgeorg said:
    Great shot David !
    Digitale e analogico !
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Horst :) Hopefully I'll be able to get out somewhere in the open sometime this storm season :)
  • Mark McCowen said:
    I think this one looks the best since the Christmas lights are a little distracting in the other shots. I wish I was taking pictures last Monsoon season but I just got into this hobby. Oh well. Beautiful capture!
  • David de Groot said:
    This one isn't bad, but the bolt is a little overexposed and lacking definition whereas the christmas light shot the bolt is nicely defined and fairly well exposed given how bright lightning is...