Friday, November 6, 2009

We Were Robbed! Skywatch


One of the things that is most exciting about Brisbane weather is the storms. Last night, at home, we had the Bureau of Meteorology website up with the radar showing 2 approaching storms, one from the north and one from the west. They merged into one front at around 5.30pm and headed towards Brisbane. I grabbed my tripod and headed to Kurilpa bridge hoping to bag one of those really impressive lightning fork shots but the storm just sort of fizzled out.
What an anticlimax! We did eventually get some very bright lightning and loud thunder but it wasn't the biblical maelstrom I was hoping for.
I suppose I should be careful what I wish for... Out west, they had 7cm hail. Ouch!

This was taken from Kurilpa Bridge looking east at Victoria Bridge.
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14 comments:

Pearl Maple said...

Bet you weren't the only one poised waiting for a photo opportunity last night, it did look like there was potential as shown in your photo here.

christina Klas said...

Looks like it does outside my window right now, on the other side of the world. Storm or not... still a great photo.

Tillicum (WA) daily photo

Gwendolyn said...

What a great sky - very moody. Sorry you missed the lightening. This was worth the effort. Thanks for sharing.

Eaglesbrother said...

Nice evening shot with the oncoming storm.

Jane said...

Great shot, I think lightning is very hard to catch. Thanks for sharing:)

Lene said...

Amazing dramatic sky :) Well captured.

Annie said...

My gosh..you are brave...not afraid of the lightning getting you? Wouldn't find me out there in a storm, especially with the 10,000 lightning strikes in the last storm last week!!
Good photo...but please take care!
Yes, it was a bit of a fizzler here too...but the older you get the less sever storms you wish for!

the foto fanatic said...

Ever the intrepid photographer! Lightning and tripods aren't totally compatible - I admire your courage.
tff

Jossie said...

Storms make the best photo's. The sky looks really sinister.

J Bar said...

Fantastic shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Arija said...

It is stll a superb sky and the Lord preserve us from tennis ball sized hailstones....

uproad said...

brrrrrr... looks frightening enough from here!

Ann said...

Nice moody sky. Love stormy skies, one day I'm going to capture lightening.

Karen said...

That is one awesome looking sky..

Great capture...

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