At last! We’ve had four brilliant storms through here in the last few weeks and I’ve missed each of them. Man these have been tricky buggers – short, very violent, straight overhead – and I’ve miss-timed them each time. The problem has been go out too early and the gear gets soaked and you can’t photograph anyway because of the rain. Leave it a few minutes tool late and that’s it – show’s over folks.
Three times I’ve gone tearing out as the rain eases off with huge, spectacular bolts going off all around and then when I get the tripod out EACH TIME (I kid you not) the moment the camera has gone on the tripod that’s it – the bolts stop dead. I have been teased mercilessly! But this time – gotcha!
This is a single exposure. Two bolts on either side and one overhead – doorway or what!!
And to get an idea of the scale of these bolts those lights off to the left are perched on top of 100m cliffs. And the reddish clouds on the left are reflecting the light from Sydney which is just out of shot.
Taken on the track to Bundeena Cliffs, Royal National Park, Sydney Australia
Canon 1Ds MkIII