Storm Clouds over Samford

Shot on the way home from work today.

Unfortunately, I didn't notice the lens was starting to fog up (came from cool, dry air-conditioned vehicle, into hot muggy outside).

View all photos taken: Thursday, 20th November 2008, This photo: 5:31pm

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  • Xenedis said:
    That be some serious cumulonimbus. There was some high-reaching cumulonimbus here this afternoon too, but the threat of storms passed.
  • accesser said:
    Neat, Love the inclusion of the tree interesting light near the lower part of the cloud
  • Jungleboy* said:
    nice one
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    Nice. Cloud # 9?
  • David de Groot said:
    We're on to our third storm for the evening now...
    There's even a crow in the tree :)
    Thanks. Got quite a good selection of clouds this arvo.
    hehehe anything's possible.
  • ronnietan15 said:
    thats so cool. please describe the location! like on a really high hill or something? or are clouds different up in QLD
  • Garry' said:
    Classic shot Dave, what a great storm...just got home with full cards.
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    The tree is on the top of a small rise, there's a shallow valley beyond, then taller hills beyond that (but you can't see them here), the cloud was beyond those hills, but quite low at the base.
    I didn't go out, but probably should have, although we only had small skidding storms through here (3 in total for the evening). Not a lot in them.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Oh nice shot there Dave! I'm liking that tree actually.
  • David de Groot said:
    I was driving home, one eye on the cloud, one on the road and happened to spot the tree (seen it many times before, but never had a reason to shoot it). Pulled over and squelched in the mud but came away with this :)
  • perennialpal said:
    Fantastic shot. perfect with the tree silhouette.
  • strop_au said:
    Got my attention this one, maybe for the clouds but the composition is uncluttered and nicely framed. You certainly have the photographers eye David.
  • Jack High said:
    That's a ripper. Well shot, the stark tree provides a good contrast.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Thanks David :)
    Couldn't help stopping for that one Jack :)
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Bloody amazing cloud - I stayed over at a friend last night at Prenzlaue (spelling) and the dark clouds were racing toward Brisbane - Thank god they never made it.
  • David de Groot said:
    I think Brissie got some rain last night, as when I went to go home from a mate's place last night^H^H^H this morning, the car was wet.
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Excellent David, they are some pretty serious clouds alright.
  • David de Groot said:
    Neat eh ?
  • bradchiplin said:
    Incredible...and somewhat ominous
  • David de Groot said:
    And, if I recall correctly, we didn't get anything from this one (rain wise that is).