The Gathering Storm (Judgment Day version)

I saw this spectacular scene in Bangkok.


It was late afternoon. Weather report was "Thunderstorm". When I opened the curtain the first thing come to my mind is "The war of light and darkness", then "Apollo vs. Hades". However, I recalled the book written by Sir Winston Churchill's "The Gathering Storm". I think it is a more appropriate title, as the darkness soon covered the land and then light finally came out again.


Taken by Canon 40D with Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 1/40s, f8, ISO400, handheld, spot metering on the cloud. I took 12 pictures and create a panorama by Hugin. No Photoshop.




This is the "Judgment Day" version. As suggested by my friend Frank and my photography course master, I deliberately tune down the light and cropped out most of the buildings. I was shocked by the impact of the photo. Enjoy!


The original version here:

  • Aaron Joel McKee 6y

    this is intense,
    nice shot
  • Hidehiro Kigawa 6y

    great capture !! what a awesome sky !!
  • Tom Poynton 6y

    Very apocalyptic!
  • StAlbans&Jamaica 3y

    TITLE: PREPARATION FOR A DISASTER As we approach the current time frame of 2009, with approximately two and a half years before the year 2012, repeatedly it has been reported that there will be a time soon approaching that a major disaster will be striking all levels of existence. It has also been reported that this disastrous thing will be approaching in the form of something crazy, something violent, something unstoppable. It has also been reported that you’ll witness something only seen in your dreams or nightmares. Warning, prepare yourselves, stack your paper, store your food because when this thing gets here it’s about to get real messed up for everyone and everything everywhere. This is where it’s at in the place to be in 2009, when disaster strikes you will all feel, when disaster strikes you will all see, when disaster strikes you will all bear witness to the most high exalted. UPLOADED MAY-JUNE 2009
  • Darrell Wolfe 9mo

    This is a great photo! It says creative commons, so I used it on a blog post and gave you credit and link back. Thanks!

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Taken on June 30, 2009
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