Beached Lightning - Sydney - NSW - Australia by Bryan Freeman

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Now this one has a song to go with it…

Go beached lightning you’re burning up more than a quarter mile…..

The original photo was taken waaaaayyyyy back in 1997, around November 1997, if memory serves me right.

Taken using 35mm film Canon SLR (fillum to those of the old skool).

I didn’t own a tripod at the time and was keeping very, very still. I got it, after gosh darn half a roll of fillum!

This image was scanned & didn’t come out very well (I’ll have to get one of those negative scanners one day), so I have played around with it in PS, desaturated, adjusted offset, gamma, shadows, oh, and added the conte crayon filter. (I think I like the conte crayon filter).

See below for more B&W images

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  1. Persepolis
  2. Pasargadae
  3. Persia
  4. Esfahan – Iran
  5. Shiraz – Iran
  6. Time Lapse
  7. Black & White
  8. High Dynamic Range – HDR
  9. Birds
  10. Sydney
  11. Luna Park – Sydney
  12. Long Flat – NSW
  13. Sofala
  14. Fireworks

I live in Sydney, Australia and love to travel. I enjoy creating landscapes scenes using my Canon DSLR cameras and lenses.

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  • Soaps
    Soapsabout 5 years ago

    Love it Bryan, lightening is so hard to capture, in the old days I wasted rolls of film and got nothing. You were one of the lucky ones!!

  • LOL – luck had nothing to do with it m’dear, t’was nothin’ but pure, unadulterated skill….
    Oh, orright! T’was heaps of luck, and a pinch of skill. ;-)

    – Bryan Freeman

  • eisblume
    eisblumeabout 5 years ago

    that is AMAZING :D
    great shot!

  • Thanks Ash, appreciated

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanabout 5 years ago

    BLYTHARTabout 5 years ago

    Only photographers, idiots and potential suicides go out when there is lightning. I am putting you in the category of photographer by the way :) If you know of any reason why I should adjust the category please write to me using a plain brown envelope :)

  • Thanks Dave,
    I was under cover at the time I took this, it was a big building with a high tower (no, I wasn’t in the tower either), I really ain’t that silly! ;-)

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Elox
    Eloxabout 5 years ago

    Intense image, and lovely grain.

  • Thanks Elox, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoabout 5 years ago

    excellent capture Bryan, well done

  • Thanks Anthony for your nice comment

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Soaps
    Soapsabout 5 years ago

    Just got the Beached Lightening, chaser thing, fantastic, how funny, how sadly true about the littlies though!!! Gas Guzzling, I love it xx

  • It’s very sad about the little ones but just as sad is the pollution from monstrous cars, even though I’m a V8 rev-head from way back, they’re not too good for us or the environment unfortunately.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks Scott, appreciated mate.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Jen Cannella
    Jen Cannellaalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture Bryan!

  • Thanks Jen.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • MajorP
    MajorPover 4 years ago

    Beautifully atmospheric, great work.

  • Thanks mate.

    – Bryan Freeman

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