Lightning Clouds II

Yesterday I told how we had a rare and full value lightning storm a couple of weeks ago, and how I ventured out to take pictures, though not of the lightning as I was too timid (I like to think smart) to take my tripod with me. Instead I went to take shots of the clouds and sky and light. Within 10 minutes of leaving the front door I was in a torrential downpour, one of many that swept over the area.

Today’s pictures are mostly in black and white – these kinds of skies lend themselves so well to this treatment. And, in one way or another, distant or up close, they feature rain. It  accompanies the clouds and a setting sun struggling for space beneath the clouds.

The Penzance Street entrance to the Chinese Cemetery, still raining.

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To see larger versions of the thumbnails below, click on any one of them then navigate with the arrows and use escape to return to this page.

Canon EOS 5Dii, Nikkor-N Auto 24mm f2.8 lens. ISO100, various exposures.

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11 thoughts on “Lightning Clouds II

  1. Pingback: Lightning Clouds III « burnt embers

    • Hi Ryan. I am glad you like that rain shot – it is one of my favourites too. That is a small trail out to the headland in Trafalgar Park, often a nice setting for photos.

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  2. There’s nothing like a dramatic sky to spice up your shooting. You’re right, these do respond well to black and white. Wonderful series.

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    • Thanks Ken! Many were very difficult exposures – a compromise between getting the foreground or the sky. I need more technique, or a graduated ND filter maybe.

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