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Southern Ocean Storm © Vicki Ferrari Photography

This would have to be one of my favourite photographs! It was taken looking east, over the Pacific Ocean, from Emu Park, Queensland, Australia. The Southern Cross, and the two pointers, are visible on the right hand side. The two bright lights on the ocean are ship lights. And there is lightning (bonus!) breaking through the storm clouds on the left.
My friend (who was with me at the time of shooting and wore only shorts and a singlet) and I were eventually dropped back home by the multitude of huge mosquitos that were very prevalent that night! There might have been more photos, if the mozzies had not been so bad! My very patient friend did take them for quite a while before he said “that’s it! we are going!”. I was wearing jeans and a long sleeved shirt and even I was being attacked!! If I had to dedicate this photograph to anyone, it would be Jonesy! For his patience!!

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Sep 2009 Mornings & Evenings
Feb 2010 Going Coastal

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Nikon D70
18mm focal
manual exposure (30 secs)
Taken 25/3/05

14Jan2012 Views-3950 Faves-71
OUL20090101 ©

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EDITED 19.9.10

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  • rosson1
    rosson1about 6 years ago

    3 out of 3…Well done…what a good shot over the distance

  • it was worth being eaten alive by mozzies then! (they nearlly carried my carcass away!) i did sharpen it in nikon editor, with a little tweak but no photoshop!

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • rosson1
    rosson1about 6 years ago

    who cares…it’s your work…you’re the artist. I lke it:)

  • thank you ralph!

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Mark Ross
    Mark Rossabout 6 years ago

    Fab Vicki! Heavenly actually!

  • thank you mark! it was worth the mozzies carrying me away then! :) vicki

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Cassie Robinson
    Cassie Robinsonabout 6 years ago

    Another beautiful capture!! Well done.

  • thanks cassie! it was well worth the mozzies! :) vicki

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldabout 6 years ago

    Great !

  • Thank you Sylvia!! :) Vicki

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 6 years ago

    Wow, so beautiful.

  • Thank you Bubbleblue! I must have missed your comment! Sorry! Vicki

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 6 years ago

    What an amazing peice of luck to be able to capture the lightning as well.

    Really excellent shot,

  • Thank you Malcolm! Very lucky!! Glad that you like it! These comments must have slipped through without me knowing! Sorry! Vicki :)

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaabout 6 years ago

    Awesome art, and what a fantastic photo!!! Besides all that beauty, I’ve always wondered what the Southern Cross looks like! Thanks for all this!! May I suggest a couple of Groups for this beautiful work?
    After Dark for long exposures,
    Night Photography,
    Australlian Landmarks and Icons (??)
    As Is, if you didn’t edit this or even crop it,
    untouchables, with no touching-up nor any cropping, and you must include technical details as laid out in their Rules & Regs.
    BITS and PIECES,
    Out of the Blue,
    Both Sides Now, (for clouds)
    Natural Color and Light,
    Complex Simplicity of Art,
    Creative, Talented, and Unknown, an excellent Group,
    Dawn & Dusk Light,
    Freedom to Shine,
    Mother Nature’s Finest,
    All Seascapes,
    The Color of Water,
    Severe Weather,
    Atmospheric Optics,
    “The Sunrise, Sunset Group ":
    SOUTHERN OCEAN STORM is going to be one of my favorite places, too. It’s powerful, yet serene and silent except for some rumbles from the electric storm all those miles away, and the occasionall whisp of diesel-engine noise from the closer ship when the wind gusts onshore.
    I’d love to paint this on my bedroom wall. Or any wall, for that matter!
    Thanks for bringing it to the group and to RB for us.

  • You have blown me away, Dayonda! I have never received such a long comment before! Thank you for your wonderful words and for the time taken in putting these groups here! And yes, I will have a go at these groups and then I will lots of work on my memory skills so I can remember what I have done! The Southern Cross is an beautiful sight – an amazing tool that can twist and spin, depending on the season, that you can always navigate with – amazing really! Thanks for all your work here and it is lovely to meet you and hope to see you around the traps! Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • sarah ward
    sarah wardabout 6 years ago

    Magical : )

  • Thank you Sarah! Glad that you like it! :)

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Gethin
    Gethinabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you Gethin, glad you like it! Vicki :)

    – Vicki Ferrari

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