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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!
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As ever, from you, a mighty shot!
Lots of “faces” in those clouds. The more I look at your photo the more faces I see.
I love these black and whites Paul. they seem to be drawn with great precision and with the finest pencil while the sky offers some vagueness in contrast.
Marvellous photo, as ever, from you, Paul.
I see , when looking at the rock edifice, some five “faces” eminence. The clouds in the background set off the whole scene lovely.
It always amazes me how Nature somehow balances a huge lump of stone upon a small supporting pillar of rock. A fine balancing act!
As ever, Paul, a lovely photo from you. You never fail to disappoint us.
I often wonder how a single pinnacle of a rock edifice somehow survives and yet all around it everything is flattened by erosion and the elements. And it stands keeper and sentinel to the clouds above.
The more I look at the rock pillar a “face” appears. Can’t see it? Let your eyes gaze upon it for a while – the upper third of the pillar. Imagine a bloke wearing a hat of some sort. The image of a face appears.
No water here for the Jelly Fish to find a welcome home in an otherwise desert landscape
The big rock on the left hand side of the photo seems, facially, panting out for some god-given rain from the sky above. It does not look happy and seems to be opening its jaws to suck in much needed rain, that is, when it comes.
As ever from you – as to be expected(!) – another classic masterpiece of your magnificent photography doing full justice to the awesome cloudscape and landscape. You certainly know how to spoil us with wonderful shots like this as portrayed here.
This is, forgive the intended pun, a monumental photo as per the rock edifice on the left of the photo. This is certainly an image I will not forget. Its impact is immediate and penetrating. That the photo is depicted in monochrome beats colour any day, at least, that is my personal opinion.
Thank you Laurence.
Yes, another outstanding and profound lightning shot!! A real “holy moly” moment for the eye and camera.
Thank you Joan.
Indeed a superb shot well done
Thank you Michael.
I fancy this rock edifice is somehow trying to say something to the rainbow – maybe an appreciation of its colouring?
Lovely shot, Paul, as ever from you.
What a shot!!! Yes, the rock edifice looks shocked to see such a rainbow right under it’s nose. Paul, your photos are prize winners from this part of our colorful world.
Stunning image well captured Joan
super capture well done
Fantastic picture, Paul! This one must have been difficult to arrange. Exposure time, position of the moon, light, composition, everything. This is fine choreography with the clouds and the moon as the dancers. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Michael and Hans.
Dynamic and imaginative. One can almost feel and sense the clouds screeching overhead in blizzard like speed.
Quote from Paul…
“Last night this entire region had a series of some of the most incredible electrical storms I’ve ever seen”.
Superb image Paul well captured
A to be expected typical grand shot from you, Paul.
This is a big “WOW!!!” photo. I would ascribe the following in appreciation of your magnificent photo:- astounding, atmospheric, awe inspiring, electric (pun intended!), powerful and truly memorable, Oh, GEEZ!!!
Maybe, who knows, this marvellous photo might possibly be a good candidate to feature in the CAS 2018 calendar?
Thanks for the sharing of this wonder.
Thank you Michael and Laurence.
I agree with you, Laurence. This is definitely a calendar-worthy photo. Bravo, Paul.
This does it!! A most magnificent lightning photo I’ve seen! Yes, it should make next year’s calendar and the “Cloud of the Month” as well. The colors are truly electric blue. Oh, my.
Thank you Ginnie and Joan.
Good shot, Paul!
Amazing – well caught!
A very good shot of lightning in what looks like a small localised storm system.
Thank you Adolfo, Maxine and Michael.
A mmentous and enthralling photo from you, Paul. As ever, excellent and a veritable hallmark of your style of excellent photography paying, as it does, grand homage to a wonderful cloud vista. A meticul0usly and thoroughly well composed moody and atmospheric shot.
Most commendable indeed!
Thank you for the sharing of this.
A momentous and enthralling photo from you, Paul. As ever, excellent and a veritable hallmark of your style of excellent photography paying, as it does, grand homage to a wonderful cloud vista. A meticul0usly and thoroughly well composed moody and atmospheric shot.
Very commendable indeed!
Wow, what a beautiful black and white composition this is! Also your former black and white (Misty Morning) is fantastic. Love it. Thanks Paul for sharing these pictures.
Thank you Hans.