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Rolling Thunder by hougaard Rolling Thunder by hougaard
While in the Drakensberg mountains, one of my cousins took me up to their farms on the plateau ridge one afternoon and we got there just as one monster of a storm was rolling in. Unluckily the necessary shutter speeds didnít allow me an opportunity to capture any strikes, but they were falling left, right and centre. We were about 500 meters from the car when the first strike hit the cliffs we were standing on. The camp fences run a few meters from the drop-off and each time the lightning strikes it, the whole fence glows purple/blue as the current runs along it. Impressive, but each time it happens a current of fear runs along your spine. Waiting a few seconds after a strike, we quickly climbed through the fence and had to run the 500meters to the car in lashing hail.

Scary, but awesome!

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Elchanan Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here ->[link] :hug:
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Elchanan Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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masterlemons Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your stuff is just incredible, nice!
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FuzzyYak Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You, sir, are a genius. This is just breathtaking, H.
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PierreRodriguez May 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful photography !! :)
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AmethistFlame May 25, 2010   Photographer
Wow, awesome story and very dramatic sky.
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Sophibelle May 23, 2010   Photographer
I featured this beautiful art in my current journal: [link] :heart:
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Awesome light capture - the contrast of the shadows and vibrant greens is pretty damn pretty ^^; And the details in the mountainside are really interesting, as well as the brilliant angle/composition
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This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 120th/121st/122nd.:wave:
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KaitlynGrenier May 10, 2010
fantastic :)
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