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We seldom get electric storms in the Western Cape, but usually on a few abnormally hot days in summer the big mushroom clouds form over the Cape mountains. On this day in January I decided to give chase and ended up somewhere between Touwsrivier and Calvinia. While there isn't a gallery for this specific area on my map, it's closest to the boland area.

5D II
Zeiss 18mm
Composite of 3x 30s exposures for more lightning

Somewhere between Touwsrivier and Calvinia, South Africa

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SteffenHa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing! :)
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful shot in my collection of awesome landscapes![link]
Thanks for sharing!
I hope you will enjoy and agree!
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Stunning image.
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Orange41 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
are you kidding me? nice timing
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DeadlyIlluminati Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Amazing
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NorthOne Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Great one!
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:iconkatu01:
katu01 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Magical :clap:
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:iconkarliosi:
karliosi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing.
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very dramatic shot. I'm kinda surprised to see lightning there since they don't even look like storm clouds. The colours and lighting are very surreal, even for sunset. It kinda has an alien mood to it :O

What interests me the most are actually those two strange plants in the foreground, I wonder what type they are - they look like coral :D
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
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Ahmet-ER Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
just great...
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ah way cool. Nice work sir :)
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emoMitev2 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Superb!!! Did you make a close up version?
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Mandi7MM Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Photographer
:jawdrop:
Amazing :heart:
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troyager Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
extraordinary work!
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GranasNorway Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wunderschön :)
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Photographer
Awesome capture. Not very often you see a shot intentionally composed to have distant bolts, but that's clearly what you had in mind when you set this up. Love the sense of depth that gives the image.
Also... kinda funny you mentioned you occasionally get a storm to form over the Cape mountains, because in terms of weather forecasting, CAPE stands for Convective Available Potential Energy ;)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amazing scene, such a great mood with the light and colours, excellent image.
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Trashins Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome !!!
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Trashins Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome !!!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   General Artist
fantastic capture!
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MongJa9 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
great photo!
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, :wow: :clap:
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
this is great
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:iconbenkhill:
benkhill Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Hougaard this is amazingly unique. Great lighting man
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deepresonance Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent one Hougaard!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! O.O amazing pic! :)
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malaladanila Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Amazing!
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vinc-photography Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice composition &colors!... Congratulations!... :)
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Meema Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible shot. Well done.
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diedancing Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spectacular Show!!
Colors are divine!
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Fell4 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Wow! I love that you caught the lightning!!!!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fantastic! I can Never get good lightening shots!
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Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Photographer
Outstanding composition!
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JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Photographer
good idea to use 3x30sec exposure to have more lightnings instead of one 2min exposure... :) well done!
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Monastor Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Now, THIS is epic :O
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parallel-pam Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Photographer
I really love your work! Great skill and patience -wish I had the time to wait for such shots- too busy with the rat race...............
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joffo1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Breathtaking!!!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
That is some serious light! Great job with the lightning bolts too.
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
fantastic right place at the right time captured imagery
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconwowplz: Great piece of work, Squire :clap:
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