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Not that you can tell where this is, but I’m standing at Gantheaume Point looking out across the ocean (the Indian Ocean) with Cable Beach to my right.

Broome, Western Australia.

Nikon D800 + Nikkor 24-70mm
ISO125 • f/7.1 • 76 sec • 70mm

I’m just an Aussie girl who’s a bit mad about photography :)

My email address is miekeboynton(at)

Please don’t pin my photos to Pinterest/Tumblr/WeHeartIt etc. If I issue a DMCA notice to have my photo removed from your collection/blog, please don’t take offence – I’m just protecting my work from becoming Desktop Wallpaper / CD covers / company logos / eBook templates without my permission! Thanks for your understanding :)

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  • Andrew Dickman
    Andrew Dickmanover 1 year ago

    Great timing – cracker of a shot

  • Thanks, Andy!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Love it.

  • Thanks, Cindy! Glad it was out there and not any closer… ;)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Željko Malagurski
    Željko Malagurskiover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture Mieke!

  • Thank you, Željko!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerover 1 year ago

    Ominous, powerful and beautiful Mieke!

  • Thank you, Kent!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Richard George
    Richard Georgeover 1 year ago

    great catch!

  • Thanks, Rick! It’s my first real lightning shoot… I was stoked that I caught a double!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 1 year ago

    WOW!!!!! This is soooo awesome, Mieke!!!!!

  • LOL!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Laurie!!! I heard that “wow” all the way from here!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 1 year ago

    Oh this is just awesome Mieke, just freakin’ awesome. Without the lightning this would be a brilliant shot with the ripples of texture in the clouds and the sweeps of rain over the sea but the lightning just elevates it from brilliant to awesome :)

  • :) :) :) :)
    Thank you so much, Stuart!!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 1 year ago

    Oooooowaaaaaaaaa! Is an appropriate description, I think. I wrote a story about a young bloke who offered the local priest, an elderly bloke, a ride on the back of his motorcycle. At the end of the trip, the young bloke asked the priest what he thought of it, and the priest said, “That’s a first for me. I’ve never recited the entire Rosary inside a helmet before.” Yes, Mieke, there is a God out there… and a scary one at that!

  • I like Oooooowaaaaaaaaaa!
    And I like your story. But I didn’t feel in any danger… it was a fair way offshore ;)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 1 year ago

    Very dramatic!!!

  • Thanks, Mel!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 1 year ago

    Great catch Mieke,looks good in mono

  • Thanks, Hans! That’s the natural colour… there is actually some mauve and some blue in there, but I can see how you might interpret it as a mono. Hope you and Gretel are well and happy!

    – Mieke Boynton

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