The Night of Silver and Gold

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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.

myjuditz ( on Hubble ), *Mama*Lola*, and 47 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. monika & manfred 87 months ago | reply

    This is really a good catch! Wow!

  2. antonious (www.anthonyaphoto.com) 86 months ago | reply

    that horizon crop wpuld make for a sic picture too... great job on the whole set!!

  3. Lewesrat 86 months ago | reply

    Stunning! I would like to watch something like this in person. WOW! What an experience! :)

  4. Bob West 86 months ago | reply

    absolutely beautiful...... ferocious clouds.....the touch of blue sky and stars sets it off wonderfully

  5. wintercove 86 months ago | reply

    Incredible set of storm clouds! Good work!

  6. James E-R 86 months ago | reply

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

  7. down_the_rabbit_hole 86 months ago | reply

    Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to comment and fave.

  8. The Capturer 86 months ago | reply

    whoa this is by far my fav from the set very impressive!

  9. The Capturer 86 months ago | reply

    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.

  10. down_the_rabbit_hole 86 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the invite Eric.

  11. sniper_88 86 months ago | reply

    Impressive shot! Really nice capture, good work!

  12. adrians_art 84 months ago | reply

    WOW!! Another very dramatic looking sky and lighting!!

  13. terrylloydsmith [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

    I love this one too!

  14. ace_dave 81 months ago | reply

    Incredible picture!!!

  15. ace_dave 81 months ago | reply

    I think this photo is a
    Super Shot
    Please add your photo to www.flickr.com/groups/supershot/
    After you add it to the group pool, please tag this photo as a SuperShot

  16. rustyjd211 [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

    Wow great shot! I have never seen anything like it

  17. Kevin Aker Photography 53 months ago | reply

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

  18. tallawah75 53 months ago | reply

    excellent long exposure...

  19. Christopher Prins [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

    Faaaaantastic shot mate! Love it!

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