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I prefer Storms in the Summer. Bloody cold standing out in the wind and rain only a day away from the start of Winter. This cell refused to come onto land and just teased me sitting out over the Ocean behind Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise, Queensland.

I’m Derek, Gold Coast Photographer who now spends more time at FaceBook than here.

Sometimes I take pretty pictures.

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  • bushpoet
    bushpoetover 3 years ago

    Nice work, love the lights on the water!

  • Thanks, this is the first time I have shot Lightning from here – can’t wait for Summer.

    – D Byrne

  • calebhill
    calebhillover 3 years ago

    awesome shot mate i love it

  • Thanks, I can improve on this if nature lets me.

    – D Byrne

  • David Geoffrey Gosling (Dave Gosling)
    David Geoffrey...over 3 years ago

    Great work mate! Love it!

  • Thank you.

    – D Byrne

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 3 years ago


  • Thank you.

    – D Byrne

  • Lenka
    Lenkaover 3 years ago

    Fascinating! It would make a great shot even without the lightning, but like this… wow!

  • I shoot here that often I know my camera settings like the back of my hand. When the Summer Storm season begins in a few months I shall stalk this place and wait for the Lightning to land on the Buildings.

    – D Byrne

  • Rodney Trenchard
    Rodney Trenchardover 3 years ago

    I’ve been watching these storms on the radar hoping they would cone south for me …. amazing.g shot…. I love it

  • Thanks, been kind of frustrating lately as most Storms seem to split and skip Southport/Surfers area. This one just wouldn’t come onto the beach like the cell further north and south did.

    – D Byrne

  • AdamJMaund
    AdamJMaundover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot Derek

  • I’ll work out a way to keep couple of cameras dry and give it a go. I have an idea.

    – D Byrne

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 3 years ago

    super shot drec, can I use this image for a new challenge, maybe ummm Reflections ? Any Queensland reflection or just reflections of buildings, or just buildings///???

  • Or reflections of buildings with Lightning?

    Thanks and certainly you can use this.

    – D Byrne

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 3 years ago

    your’s might be the only one in the comp drec :)) lol, thanks I will fix it up Friday when I have a spare mo :)

  • Just as well I cloned out the Plane Trail or that would have made it that little bit harder.

    – D Byrne

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the Feature.

    – D Byrne

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