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A dramatic shot looking up into the starry heavens through a break in the dramatic, earthly thunderstorm in the distance showing its full force. Great shot! From Rebecca Hill, Canberra, Australia
I echo Rebecca’s fully justified comment! Well said, Rebecca.
Yes this is nature’s explosion of power! Paul, you did it again with a remarkable lightning shot. Let’s hope this makes the 2019 calendar. :)
A fabulous shot Paul. I used to see the milky way when I was a young boy before the air got so polluted. And in West Australia where I lived for 10years as a young man. Now you have to go to Cumbria. Again is it a time delay to get the MW to be properly exposed?
My thanks to all. Michael: Not a “delay” specifically, generally my exposures
in night sky images (MW, etc.) are between 10 to 17 seconds, depending.
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Very dramatic afternoon storm picture, Mike. Well done! The calm before the storm. However, better find shelter soon before it really happens! From Rebecca Hill
Marvelous lightning presentation over Bluff. Our U.S.A skies are extremely turbulent right now; however, such skies do create these profound scenes.
Great dramatic, turbulent sky shot, Paul! Lightning looks like bright fingers coming down from the sky in order to touch the earth, lighting everything up with its positive charges or you could imagine it being part of a science museum exhibition. From Rebecca Hill, Canberra, Australia
A faultless ands really gand photo capturing huge drama. Quite a spectacle!
Marvellous, as ever, from you, Paul!
July 24, 2018 at 5:51 pm
A faultless ands really grand photo capturing huge drama. Quite a spectacle!
superb image Paul
Another beauty from you, Paul. Sure appreciate your efforts in getting these most outstanding sky dramas.
Joan H. Laurino
Quite dramatic! The rain pours down in the distance and the lightning shines its silver light upon it as they appear to dance. Great shot. From Rebecca Hill
Paul how could I go passed your wonderful photo of the lightning strike in the rain beneath the cloud’s precipitation shaft. I would be very pleased to capture such a photo. Can I assume from looking at the clouds it is a long exposure which suggests that you do not have or did not use a lightning trigger. Is that rain or starlight in the blue of the sky?
My thanks to all. Michael: No lightning trigger, a two-minute exposure.
A veritable classic “Paul Martini” shot bearing all the hallmarks of his style of grand photography!
To all CAS gallery viewers – Paul puts in a huge amount of effort and travelling to capture scenes like this one. Also, braving some pretty awful harsh elements at some personal risk.
I know he would appreciate comments, like me, to photos submitted upon the Gallery. We have thousands of members but so, so very, very few take up the opportunity to comment, discuss photos etc.
I belong to several small societies, but must say this, the interchange of discussion is lively to say the least! Whereas here in the Gallery it is paltry. It is like a comment desert!
Come on! This is your Society!
superb image Paul excellent capture
I’m sure happy that I read your above comment about paltry comments by Society members. How true, but I, personally hope to change this by taking special efforts to comment more often, darn it as of today.
As for Paul Martini’s above photo. It is the greatest and the most spectacular that I’ve seen, although, Paul, you do it all the time. Utah is a mecca for dramatic skies. My favorite state
As to be expected from you, Mike, a fabulous shot!
Wonderful capture in every respect. A faultless photo. Very moody and dramatic! The “letter box” format of the photo does full justice to your shot.
Thank you, as ever, for this sharing. Your photo has made my day!
Thanks for sharing this unusual collection of features, Hans.
For some reason I suppose this comment was not meant for the lightning by Mike. It might be for the halo, contrail and its shadow two picture further on. So thank you Adolfo.
I wish to capture one day the lightning like you did Mike. Fabulous.
Thanks, Michal, for this shot.
Yes, we have certainly had some violent storms across the UK. I have not slept well for the last three nights due to the heavy thunder claps and lightning bolts. Geez! Storms as ever and more to come this evening, that is, 30th May.