Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia 4th April 2006. The storm hit 10 mins after the shot was taken, the rain was Monsoon like and the towns roads were flooded.

Fuji Finepix S5000, ISO 200, 1/40sec @ f2.8

Featured in the ‘Skyscapes’ Group 24th August 2009


  • Geoff Carpenter
    Geoff Carpenterover 5 years ago

    Fabulous cloud formation Bob. Hope you did not get too wet!

  • Thanks Geoff. No we didn’t but I couldn’t drive because the rain was so heavy – couldn’t see through the screen and the roads were flooded. Quite exciting though.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 5 years ago

    That’s an incredible looking sky Bob – incredible capture

  • Thanks Stuart, very much appreciated.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekover 5 years ago

    Great capture, love colours and cloud shape, well spotted Bob!

  • Thank you Jan. It certainly was dramatic!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 5 years ago

    That is an exceptional capture!! How wonderful, both you and Anna are great talents!!

  • Bless you Rhonda, that is the best comment I have ever received. xx

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...over 5 years ago

    Congratulations, this is featured on the Skyscapes group homepage :)

  • Thank you Cathleen, it is very much appreciated.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntover 5 years ago

    Cool shot, Bob. Looks ominous!

  • Thanks Merrilyn – sure did rain!!!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribeover 5 years ago

    congratulations on your feature!! what an amazing sky!! great capture!!

  • Thank you shaneran – yes I’m sure pleased!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • dvande1
    dvande1over 5 years ago

    It’s cool you got the full shape of this beast. I was only able to get the backside (right side of this shot) of one like this in Kansas.

  • Thanks dvande1. i guess I was just fortunate it was heading straight for me. I have never run so fast to get shelter in my car – the intensity of the rain was incredible!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 5 years ago

    I’ve never seen a cloud of this shape and ferocity, Bob! It’s quite amazing! I’m glad you were safe as it passed over you.

  • Thank you Pat and for your favouriting. Bob

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Anil Nene
    Anil Neneover 5 years ago

    Looks like peace before storm, nice pic…

  • Indeed! Thanks for your comment. Bob

    – Bob Culshaw

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