I watched as this build up rolled across the Southern end of the Gold Coast and passed harmlessly out to sea. I was kind of hoping for a decent lightning strike – maybe tomorrow. Might have been a bumpy ride coming in to land at Coolangatta Airport this afternoon.
Currumbin Rock, Gold Coast.


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  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiover 4 years ago

    Wicked sky Drec, top shot mate!!

  • Thanks. I thought for a minute I’d get saturated. All show – little rain.

    – D Byrne

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 4 years ago

    terrific capture of that ominous storm cloud over the city – great colours and detail – superb work

  • Thank you. It’s bark was worse than its bight. This just disappeared into nothing.

    – D Byrne

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    just love it drec :)

  • Thank you.

    – D Byrne

  • Raquel O'Neill
    Raquel O'Neillover 4 years ago

    Simply amazing!

  • Thank you.

    – D Byrne

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 4 years ago

    Amazing. No I certainly wouldn’t like to have been in the air at that time.

  • Thank you. The airport’s about 1km inland from middle of the image. I was watching the flight paths change through out the afternoon.

    – D Byrne

  • Lanny Edey
    Lanny Edeyover 4 years ago

    Really nice front. Again good composition. Pity no strikes from it. Well done!!

  • Thanks. Next time.

    – D Byrne

  • GabrielK
    GabrielKover 4 years ago

    impressive front, shame that there were no lightning activity

  • Thanks. There was a bit over the Hinterland and the occasional over head Crawler. Tomorrow might be a few more storms.

    – D Byrne

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 4 years ago

    Dramatic and awesome storm front..love the darkness.

  • Thanks. For a minute the skies turned green then just went dark. Tomorrow maybe.

    – D Byrne

  • Adriana Glackin
    Adriana Glackinover 4 years ago

    Another great sky, love the colours in the water, and yes, there’s always tomorrow! :)

  • Certainly is always tomorrow. Just been so slow for anything like storms lately.

    – D Byrne

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 4 years ago

    yes fabulous shot, we picked up ’poupoune ’from airport around 3.pm took her to the rock to take some pics and saw this coming would have loved to have stayed longer …massive wind in the hinterland and some yummy rain…

  • Must have just missed you. I was speaking to the little Art Gallery down the road(Beach Kulture – I think) and have found a place to display some of my images. Now to print and frame…….

    – D Byrne

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