28 December 2012

Storm

A fiesty electrical storm on Christmas Eve; this snapshot just after 8 p.m.   Two hours later it was still happening, the lightning just the same as this and it was raining hard.  Just over an inch of water...lovely for the gardens.
 

Taken from upstairs balcony, and showing a little of the guttering at right corner.  Would've loved to have stopped to take more photos but didn't like to risk standing out there.  How do those storm-chasers do it?  House items have been "frizzled" on three occasions during bad storms; I guess being near to Australia's largest coastal salt water lake has some bearing.

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14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

great catch! but glad you didn't stand out there and try for more!

Filip and Kristel said...

Great that you can take a picture like that.

Greetings,
Filip

bettyl said...

Great capture! Love it.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome capture of the lightning! Happy Skywatching! I wish you all the best in 2013, Happy New Years!

Laura said...

wow fantastic capture!!! Happy New Year!

From The Heart said...

Great shot of the lightening!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Stunning shot! I'm too afraid to capture lightnings :)
Happy New Year!

diane b said...

Great capture.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful picture of lightning have made​​.
Have a nice day, Irma

Judy said...

Incredible capture of the lightning!! That is a lot of water to come down in one storm!! At least you don't have to shovel it!! We had about a foot of snow yesterday,but it is the light fluffy stuff, so husband got it done up quickly.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A great capture and an amazing photograph Carole.
Costas

Sharyl said...

Amazing photograph, Carole! Be safe in these storms though!

Adrienne W said...

Oh to be in the right place at the right time!
Unfortunately we have had such storms so far this season :(

Brian King said...

That's an awesome shot, Carole! I've never photographed a lighting strike! Nice job!