Power by Sheldon Pettit


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An Awesome lightning storm over the Eco Tents at Karijini National Park, Western Australia.

This was taken in Jan 09, i had only just recieved my camera for christmas 08. A nice storm was building up in the distance so i decieded to try to photograph lightning for the first time. I set the shutter speed to 30sec and because i didn’t have a cable release, i set the timer to 2 sec to to reduce camera shake. I got a few good shots and missed a heap due to reviewing my photos and the 2sec self timer haha. Learned alot from the experience, cant wait for the next storm!

All comments are much appreciated.

Camera: Canon EOS 1000d DSLR
30s Exposure Time


storm, night, national, park, sky, australia, wa, lightning, western, canon, powerful, karijini, eos, 1000d


  • Misty Lackey
    Misty Lackeyalmost 5 years ago


  • thanks misty

    – Sheldon Pettit

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

    fabulous shot

  • cheers mate!

    – Sheldon Pettit

  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenuealmost 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • thank you

    – Sheldon Pettit

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • thanks kathy :)

    – Sheldon Pettit

  • Christophe Testi
    Christophe Testialmost 5 years ago

    Excellent! Wish we could have a few storms like that in California :-)

  • cheers chris, yeah the north west of Australia certinally has some cracker electrical storms in summer

    – Sheldon Pettit

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome shot.

  • thanks john

    – Sheldon Pettit

  • Belinda Fletcher
    Belinda Fletcherover 4 years ago

    This is truly an amazing capture. It takes a talented artist to capture this, well done.

  • thank you very much bel, very kind :)

    – Sheldon Pettit

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