Storm Panorama

The storm, as seen from Hills Rd, Cedar Creek, looking WNW.

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 16th November 2008, This photo: 4:37pm

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice mate! you got a good view from there dude! love the framing also.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    After seeing that lightning I would have been off and inside LOL. Isn't it green!
  • David de Groot said:
    It's a good spot, and one I'll be running to for the next storm if at all possible ;-)
    Nah, that's all part of the fun. But yeah the storm had a distinct green tinge (and subsequent hail).
  • accesser said:
    Lovely, My boss out narangba lost power when the storm first hit and only got power back tonight.
    Lovely rich colors in your pics great work
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    We are surrounded by trees at our place and just off the top of a rise, so our view of the sky is limited. We normally can tell when a storm is headed our way when it rains LOL.
  • Andou Ryuu said:
    I was driving back from the Coast and stuck in traffic. Glad I missed the hail...
  • David de Groot said:
    We got ours back around 1pm-ish. Was quite glad too :)
    Same here, but this had been forecast for almost a week, it was stinking hot all day, and the radar showed it coming, so all that was left was to jump in the car and head to my vantage point. :)
    Lucky! I didn't. I drove back home through hail, heavy rain and strong winds.
  • Andrew Durick said:
    Super shot/s Dave - had to come here and see it in all it's full size
  • Simon D101. said:
    Great shot David!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Thanks Andrew. Not as starkly impressive as Garry's shot, but then it's hard to get that sort of open area around here.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    You've done some nice pano's lately Dave, this one is also fantastic.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Matt. I don't mind a bit of pano goodness every now and then :)
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Great shot David, when I heard about the storms over in Qld I was hoping you got some pictures, you didn't disappoint! I really like the contrast between the crazy clouds and the serenity of the hills.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Wes. Had I stayed at home I'd have had nothing to show you beyond a whitewash of rain and swaying trees. Was definitely worth the dash down the road to see it approaching.
  • teejaybee said:
    Very nice! For some reason I really like that power pole in the shot too :)
    Your hand held panos are great... makes me wonder why I bought a tripod :)
  • David de Groot said:
    This one is actually on a tripod, but yeah, I could have done it handheld if I wanted to - except for the whole 0.6 sec shutter speed thing.
  • allan_niels3n said:
    Very nice. And even a little lightning too, that special. Well done. Glad to here you have power again.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Twas a very noice cloud Dave - nice Pano goodness :-)
  • rumblemumbles said:
    that sky is sooo menacing!
  • bendyclickr said:
    Great work David, some incredible colours there and you even managed some lightning strikes for us :)
  • chamellieon said:
    very cool dave
    im still kicking myself that i missed photogrpahing this storm
  • teejaybee said:
    Doh! Must have got confused with your other ones... damn early mornings :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, was quite happy to have caught lightning on such a short exposure.
    Aye :) BTW, with all this rain, the creek is flowing very nicely indeed. Should be very good a couple of days after the rain stops.
    Indeed! And rightly so.
    Thanks - I love a good sub-tropical storm. Even better when we manage to get through it with nothing worse than some power and phone loss.
    You missed it ??? Biggest storm event in the last decade (at least) and you missed it??? Shame, shame, shame (as a fellow hairy-faced chap once used to say). :P
    But yeah, a few storm chasing outings as the summer progresses would be mighty fine.
    Yeah, down with mornings!
  • Jon (road tripping the US) said:
    Nasy! Love the light that you have captured here.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks. Got there at just the right time :)
  • chamellieon said:
    Didn't totally miss it, just didn't get to work my photographic skills on it :S i think however, my sense of storm chasing might've led me into the danger zone if id been left to my own devices
  • David de Groot said:
    All too easy to do really, thrill of the chase and all that.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    You can almost feel thepressure buiding up when you look at htis pic! Great shot :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) BTW, Cedar Creek is flowing quite nicely at the moment, but we've no decent cloud cover to soften the light.
  • gayheb said:
    Great capture. Love the composition too.
  • David de Groot said:
    'tis a good spot to run to when the storms are coming from the west :)
  • nebraskasc said:

    Please post your amazing photo to Australia's Thunderstorms
    Please tag your photo "Australia Thunderstorms"