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The Raging Stillness

Storm off Bundeena Cliffs, Royal National Park, just south of Sydney.

 

This shot has all my favourite elements in one image - the moon, stars, lightning, storm clouds, and ocean. What a treat this night was - getting some fantastic storms here. This is about the sixth I've photographed. There are two lightning cells here - the white one under the moon and the orange one off to the right of the main cloudbank.

 

This is one shot in a continuous sequence of 93 I shot. If you would like to see a video timelapse of the storm click here to see 45 minutes in 23 seconds:

www.flickr.com/photos/geoffc/2482761152/

If you would like to see a single shot blend of the 93 photos click here (very trippy):

www.flickr.com/photos/geoffc/2490564367/

And click here if you would like to see another shot of this amazing storm:

www.flickr.com/photos/geoffc/2580267978/

Canon 1Ds MkIII - 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM lens

Tv: 30secs

Av: f/3.5

ISO: 200

FL: 17mm

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Taken on April 16, 2008