A Tale of Two Clouds..

Red Sky at Night – Shepherd’s Delight….



Glorious end to a glorious day.


The beginning of a Thunderstorm…


These two shots were taken from exactly the same location at Sunset but facing 180 degs apart, and also separated by about two weeks. The lightening display from the latter (last night) was spectacular, lasting around 5 hours and with flashes averaging one every 6 seconds for long periods. Strangely, most flashes had no detectable sound where i was and the storm was happening 360 degrees around my home. There was also remarkably little rain for most of the duration. Best kind of storms in my opinion.



  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS photos! I have always loved lightning and thunderstorms – something magical about them, and I love the smell and the feel of the air – but the one above at sunset is unlike anything I have ever witnessed. Wish I could have been there too.
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  2. Thank you! and me too. Here in Perth we mostly get Thunderstorms forming over our eastern hills after a hot day and the heat makes the rain evaporate, both in the air and off the ground leaving a special kind of clean smell that i love. We are also fortunate that most storms, while spectacular, do little damage and have little to no wind or a cool breeze which is just what is needed.

    The golden colour in this one was exceptional and thanks to a near-setting sun with a clear blue, western sky.

    The colours in that sunset truly don’t do the real thing justice! so you’ll just have to join or organise a conference in Perth sometime so you get to witness one in person:-). Best times are in your fall or late winter/ spring.

    There is a fairly frequent sunset we have with Barbie-pink clouds over an amazing aqua/turquoise sky that looks more like a work of art than of Nature – but then what artist can compete with Her?

    If you look under the photography tab at the last pic and click to expand you might get an idea, but the clouds are deeper red and the blue sky is rather dull compared to the one i’m describing – i mostly liked the clouds in that.



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