The lightning to me looks like a stylised dragon gazing covetously over its hoard of gold – hm, wonder what was in that coffee.

Taken a few minutes before Light Arch

The lights are Sydney from the CBD to the eastern suburbs and then south.

Canon 1Ds MkIII
Tv: 30secs
Av: f/5
ISO: 200
FL: 55mm but then pano cropped


  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...over 5 years ago

    So Crisp…
    Breathtaking Strike Geoff!

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comment Michael.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • helene
    heleneover 5 years ago

    Superb geoff – love the colours!

  • Thanks Helene – light pollution has its advantages!

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Excellent work, Geoff!

  • Thanks Cora – gald you like it.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 5 years ago

    Geoff, I’m in total awe of this. What an incredible shot, the balance of the glowing horizon looks almost like flames and lava. Then the lightning to add to the spectacle! Instant favourite.

  • What a particularly lovely and considered comment – thanks so much for taking the time to write this.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.over 5 years ago

    awesome display of power

  • Yes it was an impressive display for sure – thanks.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosover 5 years ago

    Wow Geoff this is stunning. I love the colour of the illuminated clouds from the city lights and the way the strike goes behind the cloud, just awesome!!!

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comment Simone – so very much appreciated as always

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 5 years ago

    WOW….Awesome shot Geoff.

  • Thanks John – glad you like it.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • lizalady
    lizaladyover 5 years ago

    Oh CLAP, CLAP, CLAP. Could you hear me Clapping? Excellent capture. Love the colors in the sky.

  • I most certainly did – thanks so much.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Jeremy  Jones
    Jeremy Jonesover 5 years ago

    Just awesome Geoff!

    I will be heading out tomorrow to intercept the tornado outbreak projected to happen in the Western part of Oklahoma…..With any luck, I will posting some Tornado shots tomorrow!!

  • Thanks Jeremy – how’d the tornado intercept go – nothing like storm-chasing eh!

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

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