Lightning Clouds III


In two previous posts I have shown the clouds from a rare (for us) lightning storm that displayed a couple of weeks ago. This is another in that series, in full colour this time, and concentrating on the sunset beneath the dark clouds heavy with rain.

All of these photos are taken from the Chinese Cemetery on Harling Point.

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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 and ISO400 (last two shots), various exposures.

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15 thoughts on “Lightning Clouds III

    • Thank you once again Toad. Those girls were huddle up close, looking all damp and a touch chilly like I was but determined to have a good view of the lightning.

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  1. Gorgeous series Ehpem!!! This is just what I needed since we cannot see the sky unless we look straight up…we live in the woods and a photo of a sunset or sunrise is a real treat!!!

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    • Thank you David. Living in the woods has a lot of attractions, but the ‘limited’ horizon is not one of them. Fortunately these vistas are only a 4 or 5 minute walk from my front door.

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  2. Pingback: Sunset after the Storm | An Ever Changing Sky

  3. Nice series, really enjoyed the first image! We have been having some wonderful sunsets lately eh, I’ve been enjoying them without my camera lately! Sometimes we just have to stop and smell the roses eh! 😀

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    • Thanks David. We have been having good sunsets. I don’t usually try for sunset shots, and this is not what I was out there doing, but there they were and how could I resist. What I like about sunset is the colours on the grasses and so on, often looking away from the sun. Not sure those are still sunset shots, but I really like taking them. Kind of like in my first one of this series, Lightning Clouds, a few days ago.

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    • Thanks Ryan. I love that sky too – it is very spectacular. Now, if only I had happened to snap when a lightning bolt dropped down, that would have been perfect. And, I have to admit, that I stood there and I took 350 pictures every second or so in hopes of coinciding with lightning – you know, just hoping to be insanely lucky. Didn’t work, but in the middle of doing that, my focus confirm on the lens adapter came back to life after dying in Gwaii Haanas last month. So, no lightning, but a bonus anyway 🙂

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  4. Thanks for the info… you know I didn’t mean to offend, I really doubted you did much to them. But you know what I mean, sometimes there is so much manipulation what started out as a red gnome ends up becoming a wood nymph. To each their own I guess, but I am a fan of keeping it natural. 😉

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    • No offense taken at all. I lean to the natural side of things too, and don’t have the necessary software skills to do much other anyway, unless I use a preset filter, which sometimes is kind of fun.

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  5. Gorgeous shots! Just out of curiosity, do you retouch or alter or are these ”as is” shots? I ask because one of the side effects of the digital age makes you question wonderful things, as some create them vitually.

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    • Hi Ella. Thanks for your comment. On all of them I had to do some work as there was so much difference in exposure between the foreground and the bright areas of the sky. I use a very simple bit of free software (picasa) which does not give many options. Most of these images were exposed for the brighter areas (which was not necessarily a good idea) so I had to brighten the whole image to bring out detail in the foreground and then I used a graduated filter over the upper parts of the image to bring the sky back to where it had been, or a bit darker. Also, as you can see, the fourth one was cropped a bit – I took out some of the foreground. Overall these were simple adjustments of the kind easily and commonly made in a darkroom.

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