While sailing from Coffs Harbour in 2007 we watched this storm for an hour or more before it finally got us just outside Port Stephens. It was a real humdinger!

Canon PowerShot 720IS
ISO80, 1/60s, f/4 f=6mm


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    GOSIA GRZYBEKover 5 years ago

    wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Phineous "Flash"   Cassidy
    Phineous "Flas...over 5 years ago

    wild would take balls to head into that wikuddd

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 5 years ago

    Wow. See what you mean Matt.

    We got it a couple of days later while crossing the English Channel. 6 gusting 7. Was a bit rough, and having to dodge all the commercial traffic also.

  • eye4art
    eye4artover 5 years ago

    Matt, the clouds look so menacing, I like this better than the other one as I feel having the boat in the foreground give the picture scale and shows the enormity of the clouds and incoming storm, terrific capture…….Damien.

  • Thanks Damien, I know what you mean, I felt the same way but the other one has touched a nerve in so many more people, Maybe it’s because the other one is only depicting the enormity and awe of nature, nothing man made in it at all.

    – Matt Penfold

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederover 5 years ago

    wow – very dramatic pic. I really like the black sea and those incredible clouds whilst still having the feeling of being on the boat :-)

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 5 years ago

    Thanks for the comments Barb, It was a pretty dramatic storm, not one to forget in a hurry :>)

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoabout 5 years ago

    just one word.. IMPRESSIVE!

  • sandra .
    sandra .about 5 years ago

    Matt, Batten down the hatches, there be a big storm heading our way off the starboard bow :-)

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 5 years ago


  • It was pretty exciting Mel, Netty reckoned it was going to go past us but Netty was wrong…

    – Matt Penfold

  • Charmina
    Charminaalmost 5 years ago

    quite a rough storm indeed,it reminds me when we were at sea,and our boat had faults,and the weather was rough,, got me back the feeling—Charma

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