After the Storm

As some of you know, we’ve had a very stormy few weeks in Brisbane. I managed to be out in one recently and was able to capture some great storm clouds coming over the city – you can see them here if you missed them.

The days are hot, in the mid-30s (Celsius) and become very steamy. Usually our storms roll in at around 4pm and are all over within an hour, having moved on, usually towards north east. On Friday night, we had a big one and I felt like it was sitting right on top of my house. It was wild and windy, with rapid and consistent both sheet and streak lightning and cracking thunder. Gidget was petrified and hasn’t left my side since.

On Saturday, I was home all day and put the air conditioner on after lunch and settled in to watch a movie. Sure enough, at around 4:30pm, the clouds rolled in and the light brightened and the heavens opened up. When it was over, I switched off the air conditioning and opened up the house. The sun was setting and I noticed that the light was remarkably golden so I thought I’d head out with my camera and see if I could get a few shots. I’m pretty happy with the result ๐Ÿ™‚

The rain continues in the west, even after the sunset light faded out….

All taken with my Olympus OMD EM5 with the 17mm lens.
Let’s pop these into Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic.
x desleyjane

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39 Comments Add yours

  1. Norah says:

    These are lovely, Desley. The colours are magnificent. I saw some awesome photos of storm clouds over Sydney, on Friday, Clouds and storms are amazing phenomena. As long as they don’t wreak too much damage!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Norah. Yes I saw some amazing shots from Sydney people too. There was one that looked like the big spaceship from Independence Day was creeping over the city!!

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      1. Norah says:

        That is exactly what I said! I thought it looked rather scary and I may not have been too happy seeing it come over. I didn’t hear any reports of the storm though so am not sure how severe it was.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I have a friend who lives there and he was fine. Just lots of rain, thunder and lightning like here.

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          1. Norah says:

            That’s good. It looked pretty spectacular!

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      2. Heyjude says:

        I saw that on TV. It looked astonishing, just a huge roll of cloud out over the sea and heading towards land.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          It would have been amazing to be there!

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  2. Wowee!!! That is a storm rolling through!
    What amazing photographs you captured! The colors and contrast are great!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Jessika. It was purely by chance that I noticed the light looking golden and then I convinced myself to get up and take a look.

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      1. Sometimes, all it takes is curiosity to put forth artistic talent. I’m glad you found yourself taking pictures!

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  3. What an amazing range of colors!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Lisa, it was a real stunner.

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  4. tildy1 says:

    Very dramatic!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you, my dog certainly thought so, she was being quite the drama queen, jumping at every thundercrack.

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  5. Ninette D.S says:

    I agree with everyone, such beautiful colours!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Dini, it really was a beautiful sight.

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  6. Woo hoo…these are superb photos! I saw on TV the images of Sydney and wondered if they had reached Brisbane too. You captured them beautifully!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks love. I saw the Sydney photos and what an amazing cloud that was! I think I’m going to become a storm chaser!!

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      1. Storm chaser! I like that!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          My new title ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ x

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  7. Wow, beautiful post-storm skies and those shots of the distant rain are amazing to see, Desley!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Stacy! I think I’m in love with storms now. Move over flowers lol.

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      1. LOL . No disrespect to flowers, but I much prefer storms ๐Ÿ˜œ

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        1. desleyjane says:

          ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Trev Jones says:

    Excellent photographs

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  9. Debbie says:

    I heard we had some pretty bad storms at home, and here they are! You’ve captured them majestically Desley. Nothing like a Queensland summer rainstorm! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yes it’s been quite stormy weather – feels like more than usual. Thanks so much!

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  10. Storms clouds are always so fun to photograph with amazing results! Beautiful!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Terri – I’m going to try to do more.

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  11. Amy Sampson says:

    Awesome! For some reason, most of your photos are either not showing up in my mobile app, or they are about an inch square. I saw these in miniature on my tablet when you first posted them, but couldn’t tell what they were. I’m glad I made a point of going back and looking at them on my iMac. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh no! Thanks for telling me, I’ll have a look. Most of them are panos so would look weird in a tiny square!

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      1. Amy Sampson says:

        It’s not only on your blog. I think it’s an android app problem. I’ve been noticing the same thing on other blogs. It might be just in the gallery feature because it doesn’t happen with every photo. I see it most often in groups of photos.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Ah ok thanks. That’s a pain.

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  12. maureen says:

    Hi! I’ve been following your blog since the CharmedDSLR 30 day challenge, and it’s always inspiring. I love the colour you’ve captured here!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thanks so much Maureen – I really appreciate that. Do you have a blog too? I will check it out. So glad that we could connect this way ๐Ÿ˜„

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