Lighting Up Suburbia by paulmcardle

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This was taken standing on my front steps during a summer storm in Geelong, Victoria. Normally, streetlight paints the sky with an orange glow, but this storm was not to be denied.

ISO 400, 13mm, f/6.3, 30 sec, Nikon d80, Tokina 11-17mm, tripod
Crop, resize and contrast done in photoshop


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  • Paul Moore
    Paul Mooreover 2 years ago

    Wow, top shot Paul, when was this captured?

  • Chrrs Paul….. 14th of March this year around 9 oclock in Herne Hill… the storm lasted about 25 minutes if this form, so it was a quick learning curve

    – paulmcardle

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 2 years ago

    A fantastic capture with excellent timing and great lighting, Paul!!!

  • Thanks Phil… Took some trial and error for the shutter speed but very happy with the result!

    – paulmcardle

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thanks Ann… nature always serves up amazing opportunities!

    – paulmcardle

  • xxnatbxx
    xxnatbxxover 2 years ago

  • xxnatbxx
    xxnatbxxover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Nat B!

    – paulmcardle

  • teresa731
    teresa731about 2 years ago


  • Glad you like it Teresa

    – paulmcardle

  • teresa731
    teresa731about 2 years ago

    Great work!!

  • Thanks Teresa!! It’s such an interesting group…. love being in amongst it!

    – paulmcardle

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossabout 2 years ago


    You were voted into the Top Ten of our Challenge

    “ShuTTerBugS – Stormy Weather Challenge

    July 2012


  • Thanks Bevlea!!! What a great result

    – paulmcardle

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    wow!! amazing picture! I am a storm and tornado lover so for me, it’s simply great! ;)

  • Thanks Manon!

    – paulmcardle

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! You came Top 10 in the Lightning Challenge!!

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