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Another storm off the Bundeena Cliffs, Royal National Park just south of Sydney. I just realised I’ve got all these storm shots from the last couple of years that I haven’t got around to posting and as I don’t have enough yet on RB to create a calendar I thought I’d better get onto it.
How to describe the beauty of this night from a couple of years ago? I’ve never seen a storm go through anything like the transitions of this one. It started out in the most simple and minimalist of ways – just the odd bolt of lightning with a band of teal light sandwiched between an almost jet black band of cloud and an equally black ocean. Gradually, over a couple of hours the storm gathered into itself and moved into this almost apocalyptic display of red and purple at different times until it produced what looks to me almost like a mushroom cloud. It slowly then began to fragment into ragged streams of ghost-like clouds with the intense brilliance of the stars in between.
And with this gift the most exquisite solitude – not another soul did I see.


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  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 6 years ago

    simply stunning image and yes it is very apocalyptic

  • Thanks Juliee – all that was missing was the Four Horseman!

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • andrewt
    andrewtalmost 6 years ago

    sooo cool. great shot as usual mate

  • Thanks Andrew

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Craig Watson
    Craig Watsonalmost 6 years ago

    What a fantastic shot Geoff… absolutely fan-bloody-tastic!

  • Thanks Craig – glad you like it.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Michael Walters
    Michael Waltersalmost 6 years ago

    whoa!! what an amazing sight! Awesome capture!

  • Thank you kindly my friend.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanalmost 6 years ago

    This shot just contains so much energy and power. The radiant diagonal shaft of light striding out to the right shows that this weather is not to be messed with. It does seem to be billowing and building and the reds are well lit by the raging storm within.

    It does make you wonder why sometimes the best views are shared by no one else.

  • Oh Stuart what can I say – your always thoughtful considered comments are a feast – I really appreciate the way you show you’ve really looked at a pic – not just mine – I see your considered comments all over people’s work – it is a very thoughtful act.
    And yes being a lone witness somehow makes such moments all the more poignant.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellalmost 6 years ago

    the power in those clouds is just awesome Geoff.

  • They were indeed an impressive sight – thanks Jared.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 6 years ago

    imagine being the only witness to this incredible sight! soo glad you had your camera and thanks for posting this amazing vision!

  • It was a special experience my friend – the good thing about living here is being so close to the action having a camera is never a problem. Thanks for your lovely comment.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • amarica
    amaricaalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous, most brilliant……….love this shot my friend…..What a wonderful experience for you to have to treasure.xxxxxxxx

  • I am just unbelievably lucky to have so many memories like this of this place – it really is paradise here. Thanks for your lovely comment.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • sarahncraig
    sarahncraigalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot! Very impressive!

  • Thankyou.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...almost 6 years ago

    Stunning shot Geoff, wonderful to experience, thanks for sharing :)

  • My pleasure – glad you like it.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

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