A few years ago I photographed this storm…as it dumped heavy rain on Geelong 

in a very short space of time.

 Some of the low-lying roads were

up to three feet under water,

while the sun was shining on me


This is what I call a real thunderstorm.

The downside to these is that

they often occur in the wee hours

of the  morning.


Weekly Weather: Thunderstorm

Weekly Weather

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As the clock was leaving last Sunday and heading

into Monday I woke to flashes of lightning and

thunder rolling around the sky.

A mad dash for camera and tripod.

And a blue sky at midnight is what happens

when the ISO is set at 2500.


I thought I had totally wasted an hour,

more by the time I uploaded to my computer.

However, these were the only one’s which

showed any lightning captures.


Hope you enjoyed.


Wordless Wednesday

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I think lightning looks good in either

colour or black and white.

A very recent foggy morning.

 Lastly my favourite recent photo.

A short sharp downpour provided me

with enough time to grab a camera and

photograph this rain.

This is a photo that looks better after editing

and also looks good in BW.

At least that’s my opinion.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Weather





Sun and storms are always easy to capture…

at least more so than snowy conditions.

Late January, 2016, these storm clouds

dumped a huge amount of rain on Geelong

in a short space of time.

Cars were floating in low lying areas

where water was two to three feet deep.

December 2014 produced this

spectacular display of lightning.

While we grumble about the wind

which now reaches our house,

due to lack of mature trees,

the plus side is those trees

do not block these displays of

nature at her finest.


Weekly Weather: Storms

Weekly Weather

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Odd Ball

Week 18, 2016


Not so much odd as unusual, again, this week.lightning_9997b

 We had a goodish storm in the wee hours of Sunday morning…0200 to be precise.

This could almost be titled

Ten Seconds of Magic


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-18








Cee’s Black and White Challenge:



We are in the middle of a week of stormy weather,

which is unusual for this time of year…

in fact any time of year.

We can thank a complex weather system

dragging monsoonal rains south across the country.
lightning_3490I don’t know how my camera changed from

 f4.5 at 2100 to f32 at midnight.

It wasn’t until I was sure there had

been some beautiful lightning strikes and

they had not been captured that

I discovered the problem!

lightning_3566So this was the best midnight shot

I managed to record, last night.

lightning_21331These last three shots were taken in early December…


at about 0200.lightning_2135
and these weather events could be classified

as some of

my favourite things.


Cee’s Black & White: Weather