Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Summer storms, the good and the bad...



So now you know why you didn't hear from me last night :) For the last few days, and it continues, Perth has been experiencing summer storms.. high winds, thunder, lightning and lots of rain.. the thunder I enjoy, the rain j'adore but the lightning.. just taking this shot was a wee bit scary:) I downloaded, scheduled and turned the computer off just in case! The rain is most welcome but it creates havoc after such a long dry period.. slippery roads, power lines down etc. Still, as I sit here typing with that amazing perfume of wet garden outside my window, I'm not complaining. Catch up today, happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...

52 comments:

  1. Oh, WOW!! That is one awesome capture, Grace!! Do be careful and stay safe!! This sky/lightening looks like the storms we had in Texas!! Scary!

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  2. I once lived in a house where none of the outlets were grounded. Everytime there was a lightning storm, something got fried. That's when I replaced all the old outlets with GFCI outlets. Even then one couldn't be too careful.

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  3. That is so spooky, Grace! I'm always leery of lightning.

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  4. I am quite envious: I have never got a shot like this!

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  5. Dat is heftig maar je hebt er wel een prachtige foto aan over gehouden.

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  6. Summertime and the living is easy...

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  7. I don't think I have ever seen lightning with so many "fingers." I think the shot is amazing. Now I want to go hide under my bed.

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  8. Grace, excellent shot. Lightning dispelled by the wind.
    Absolutely outstanding !!!

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  9. Superb and brave shot!
    Keep the rain!

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  10. Now that's downright scary on top of being spectacular. I've never managed to do a lightning shot and I'm most impressed with yours !

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  11. Now that's downright scary on top of being spectacular. I've never managed to do a lightning shot and I'm most impressed with yours !

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  12. I'm impressed that you succeeded to picture a lightening ! That's hard to do , and your pic is fabulous !

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  13. very impressive sideways lightning, great photo. While I like the energy in the air when a storm is raging, I am a bit scared of where the lightning might strike.

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  14. I'm not sure about Perth but we hear often that Florida is the lightning capitol of the world! Sometimes, we get 20,000 strikes a minute or something like that...I hate it! You're smart to turn off the electronics...probably should unplug them, too. That's quite a photo. Scary night!

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  15. That's a great lighting photo Grace. Imagine all the energy it contains -- if we could only harness it.
    Lightning is a daily happening here in the lightning capital of the USA (if not the world). All the thunderstoms make it a real challenge to have an amateur radio station at the house. During the summers we get tens of thousands of strikes a day.

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  16. amazing capture of the lightning. I have never been able to photograph it....yet.

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  17. It has been spectacular! All I've managed to capture is black sky. Went swimming this morning.

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  18. Great lightening photo. These are not easy to get, I know, I've tried without great success. I love summer thunder storms, just so the lightening doesn't hit near me.

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  19. Oh gosh, you've described our summer storm dilemma to a tee. We get the same slippery road problem. This shot is simply amazing. So glad you captured it for us.

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  20. Fantastic capture Grace, last night's lightning was amazing. I did get one shot which actually showed a bolt and about six which lit the sky, that's out of about 700 shots ha ha. Nothing as spectacular as your shot. I need some more practice, which by the look of it might happen again tonight.

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  21. Wow - how dramatic and gorgeous and frightening!

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  22. FAbulous photo. How did you get it?

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  23. Gosh - you had your camera ready just at the right time Grace. Great shot.

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  24. BRAVO! You actually had the nerve to take a picture, and what a great result!!!
    Hope it is back to normal soon.
    (Probably very good for your garden.)

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  25. That's quite a zippy lightning fork happening there. Amazing combination of ragged lightning shape and power line silhouettes.

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  26. GREAT shot Mamma - much better than my efforts

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  27. Must add my WOW. Amazing shot!

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  28. Neat shot! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  29. Вражаюче! У всіх розуміннях!)))

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  30. Wow! You captured a dramatic lightning! Amazing!

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  31. WOW, great shot. I love thunderstorms!

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  32. I think you need to teach me how to take photographs like this one! Hope things are calmer now.

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  33. Amazing shot ! I don't like storms but I like photos of them

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  34. I have NEVER taken a photo of lightning that was anywhere close to this good. Amazing photo Grace...

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  35. Wow, GREAT and vibrant night shot, Grace !

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