Perth’s Lightning Storm

After seeing the news report this evening, predicting a lighting storm for Perth, I decided to head out to see what I could find.

The first thing was an amazing blood red sunset which I managed to capture setting over Fremantle Port.

Then off to Cable Stations to try to get some lightning and then finally Indinana Tearooms.

The storm was unfortunately passing by a little out to sea so the elusive lightning shot I have been longing for still evades me, but I am not unhappy with this evenings results all the same!

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9 Responses to Perth’s Lightning Storm

  1. You have been busy once again, The cranes shots worked out well.

  2. Nanda says:

    I really love all your Freo Port shots… have you ever exhibited them all together or done a book of them?

    Those lightning storms were really something else, up in the hills they swept past pretty quickly. I chased them around for an hour or so and 300 shots later still didn’t manage to capture one shot with lightning in it! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Nanda..nice to hear from you!

      I have done a coupe of exhibitions. One at the little art house in Freo and one at the WWA club.

      I am a bit time poor to do any books as yet, but is on the ‘to do list’ down the track a bit when I semi retire.

      I also want to do a book of Rotto as I have a truckload of Rotto images!

    • The best way to get the lightning shots by the way Nanda is at night with a long shutter speed.

      If the lightning is close then a higher F stop…maybe up to F13…if its a long way away open up the shutter to say F5.6 or F4.5.

      Put your camera on Bulb with a remote then hold the shutter open till you get a few strikes then close it.

      Let me know how you go next time! They are elusive but! I am still to rack up any good lightning shots myself!

  3. Tim Wootton says:

    Great sunset shots Mark! The amount of lightning shots I didn’t get is huge, they are indeed elusive!

  4. Andrew Brown says:

    Nice shots mate, those cranes look jurassic in nature, a modern day brontosaurus! cool.