Australian seascape and landscape photography

Thunder and halos at Blairgowrie ocean beach.

The return to Blairgowrie beach was everything I could hope for. I timed the visit to coincide with the low tide late in the afternoon, and as a bonus a thunderstorm happened to roll in off the ocean with a vengeance.

As I stood exposed on the beach to take this photo I was reminded of what a precarious situation this was. There were occasional bursts of lightning coming from the low dark clouds striking the water. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture a lightning strike with the camera but the view of the clouds was magnificent.

Thor’s fury

As the main part of the storm passed over head the rain poured down heavily and I managed to shelter my camera gear and most of my body by huddling against a large rock. As the rain began to ease gaps appeared in the clouds allowing scattered sunlight through creating wonderful light shows including halos and misty streaks.

Tempest over the ocean


View from the rocks

Changing conditions

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4 responses

  1. okay…I hate you! LOL you know I am kidding, but I AM totally envious of the time you are taking to get these fabulous shots. You inspire me with every single post. The sun rays…..oh my….it doesn’t get any better than that my friend! High five!

    February 2, 2008 at 5:25 am

  2. These are beautiful.

    March 9, 2008 at 7:52 pm

  3. I sooo wish I could have been there with you! I love landscape photography. Awesome captures.

    March 11, 2008 at 2:58 am

  4. Gorgeous shots, Jim! I call those “hallelujah” skies. These are just beautiful!


    January 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm

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