Crash Boom BANG

Mt Ommanney, Northam 5 November 2020 – Olympus EM1 Mark II

A recent trip to Northam to see the kids and get my car serviced was rewarding in more ways in one. Of course it was a fantastic change to see the kids and visit ‘ol Northam town, but also to grab snaps of an awesome (not awesome for our farmers im sure) light and sound spectacle in the form of a summer pattern thunder storm moving through from the north. I was sitting talking to the kids when lightning flashed, causing me to look at the weather radar. In the next few minutes, I had collected my camera back, begged my daughter to loan her vehicle, and made my way to the top of Mt Ommanney, the highest point in the area.

Unfortunately I didn’t bring a tripod so a small flimsy go pro stand would have to suffice. Over the next hour or so, I was privileged to capture a bunch of images as one particularly active thunder cell moved across town. The structure and ever changing light was amazing. This image was captured on my Olympus EM1 Mark II, ISO 1600 12 second exposure at f7.1. It was taken using my Olympus PRO 7-14mm 2.8 at 10mm focal length. Thanks Huey, it was a cracker of a light show.

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