The late show decided to roll in from the Nor-West after the early display. I had a fun day, watched some cool cloud structures, chatted to motorists while I was Photographing on Chevron Bridge and finally have opened my Lightning Photography for this (very late) season.
Few more will make their way here or to my website or Tumblr or Flickr


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  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks.

    – D Byrne

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, that is awesome Derek. A double whammy. I saw that cloud coming in but I was cooking dinner so no more photos for me. I look forward to seeing more over the next few days.:)

  • Tomorrow and Sunday both have potential, though I expect(going by the soundings)it’ll be coming from the N.W again. Maybe I should go up to Brisbane……

    – D Byrne

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice Derek.
    You are so lucky.
    We don’t get lightning like this unless its blowing 30 knots and bucketing down. Makes it a bit hard for decent lightning photography.

  • It’s been a drought of Lightning and Storms lately and it only really kicked off a day or two ago. We’ve had buckets upon buckets of rain and barely has it reached 30 degrees.

    – D Byrne

  • jason owens
    jason owensalmost 4 years ago

    awesome capture!!!hasn’t been any good stuff up here for a few days:(

  • Few Days? Been almost a year for decent storms here. Hopefully Summer will finally arrive and the next two days will be productive.

    – D Byrne

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenalmost 4 years ago

    Hopefully it will come through in the evening. The lightning looks more dramatic then plus I can hold the shutter open and maybe get more strikes. Todays efforts were just sheer luck and quick reflexes as I didn’t even use a tripod.:)

  • Later in the day is a little easier. I’ll admit that I did cheat on the daylight strikes(Lightning Trigger) but the beach one I was able to open up the shutter longer.

    – D Byrne

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 4 years ago

    superb! :)

  • Thank you.

    – D Byrne

  • PatriciaMita
    PatriciaMitaalmost 4 years ago

    ha ha ha ha ha Look at you perfect capture!!!!
    Excellent photography Derek!!!!

  • Thanks. What a difference 24 hours make.

    – D Byrne

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks.

    – D Byrne

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    great timing

  • It’s amazing how many strikes you can miss once the shutter closes and you fire it up again.

    – D Byrne

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...almost 4 years ago

    Terrific shot. It was a humdinger of a storm all right.

  • Thanks, I could see it starting to track along the Border Rangers and through Nth NSW more, cloud formation looked cool. This one came from the Nor-West and must have changed direction at Coomera and headed out to sea.

    – D Byrne

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