Path to the Storm - Botany Bay NSW by Mark  Lucey

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A strong low pressure system 998Hpa is moving up the NSW coast at present. This is the pre front cloud, captured with a long exposure to enhance the dramatic feel.

Canon EOS 7D
Shooting Mode Bulb
Shutter Speed 70
Aperture Value 11.0
Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Focal Length 13.0 mm
Hoya NDx400, ND8 plus a GND8
Sinle RAW file tonemapped in photomatix.

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    I love a good storm… and I guess this will be hitting my place soon. :)

    Great capture, M. :)

    I also love the composition of this…it seems to give it added strength.

  • Thanks D:)

    PS I’m struggling to keep up with your avatar’s they are changing on a daily basis.

    – Mark Lucey

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    beautiful! those clouds are amazing!

  • Thanks mate.

    – Mark Lucey

  • fazza
    fazzaover 3 years ago

    great shot mark,your in for a cold one tomorrow so they say,fazza

  • Thanks mate, lightning and thunder have just started, temp had already dropped 4c.

    – Mark Lucey

  • bushpoet
    bushpoetover 3 years ago

    Wicked sky Mark, love the drama and tones!

  • Cheers Simone

    – Mark Lucey

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    hahahaa!!! :P What can I say – I get sick of this face! lol! The one I have at present was taken today and it hid most of my face well, so I went with it. Sorry, mate… I’ll find another way to break the boredom. lol


  • Lincoln Stevens
    Lincoln Stevensover 3 years ago

    Wow, those clouds! Very dramatic Mark, great shot.

  • Thanks Lincoln

    – Mark Lucey

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Mark, wonderful moody sky!

  • Kerry, thank you very much.

    – Mark Lucey

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture.

  • Thanks Julie

    – Mark Lucey

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 3 years ago

    That’s a great capture of the pre front cloud there Mark, it looks very much like the calm before the storm, where everything goes quite and there is a charged atmosphere building. You’ve managed to portray that feeling in the shot.

  • Thanks mate

    – Mark Lucey

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    A stunning capture Mark, with a great sky.

  • Cheers Don

    – Mark Lucey

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