The Night of Silver and Gold

For those who missed the previous photos here's the context:

I photographed this storm from midnight to 4am. I've never actually watched a storm before. This one was about 10kms out to sea, and from where I was watching on the cliff tops it was dry and perfectly calm - quite eery in fact. The storm hardly moved the whole time I tracked it but the changes in mood, intensity and colour over this period were astonishing. I couldn't believe I was witnessing something as beautiful as the lightshow that the storm turned on.. About 3am some fishermen climbed up the cliff from where they'd been fishing below so it was great to be able to share the spectacle with them for a while before they went home. This was one of the most memorable nights of my life. Lots more pics to come.

  • Monika & Manfred PRO 8y

    This is really a good catch! Wow!
  • Lara 8y

    Fantastic shot!!!
  • Anthony Auciello 8y

    that horizon crop wpuld make for a sic picture too... great job on the whole set!!
  • ~Katie~ 8y

    Stunning! I would like to watch something like this in person. WOW! What an experience! :)
  • Bob West PRO 8y

    absolutely beautiful...... ferocious clouds.....the touch of blue sky and stars sets it off wonderfully
  • dagny PRO 8y

    Incredible set of storm clouds! Good work!
  • James Epstein-Reeves 8y

    Of this whole series, this is my favorite, this is just stunning and gorgeous... congratulations on accomplishing a fantastic photo series. Wonderful!
  • Geoff Coleman 8y

    Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to comment and fave.
  • Eric Yeadon PRO 8y

    whoa this is by far my fav from the set very impressive!
  • Eric Yeadon PRO 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Friend Forum (Home of Flickr's Finest), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Geoff Coleman 8y

    Thanks for the invite Eric.
  • sniper_88 8y

    Impressive shot! Really nice capture, good work!
  • Adrian PRO 8y

    WOW!! Another very dramatic looking sky and lighting!!
  • terrylloydsmith 8y

    I love this one too!
  • ace_dave 8y

    Incredible picture!!!
  • ace_dave 8y

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  • rustyjd211 7y

    Wow great shot! I have never seen anything like it
  • Kevin Aker 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Severe Thunderstorms, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • tallawah75 6y

    excellent long exposure...
  • Christopher Prins 5y

    Faaaaantastic shot mate! Love it!
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Taken on December 29, 2006
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