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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 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here ->[link] :hug:
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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masterlemons Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your stuff is just incredible, nice!
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FuzzyYak Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You, sir, are a genius. This is just breathtaking, H.
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PierreRodriguez Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful photography !! :)
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AmethistFlame Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Photographer
Wow, awesome story and very dramatic sky.
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Sophibelle Featured By Owner May 23, 2010   Photographer
I featured this beautiful art in my current journal: [link] :heart:
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
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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dwth Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 120th/121st/122nd.:wave:
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KaitlynGrenier Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
fantastic :)
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didjoman Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
It's beautiful !!
very nice
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KeroOx Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
What a view : It's breathtaking ! :wow:
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928 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
That's amazing.
You've got some camera there!
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Wow, chasing the light, and being chased by light, hm?
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hougaard Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
lol indeed
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Beautiful Capture
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TTM77 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow.. beautiful scenery. but a bit small to enjoy.
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Gilgond Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is definately one of the best I've seen from you :) That sky is a great complement to the landscape!
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hougaard Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Thanks man :)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sick light and way to not get dead. You could see the fence glow from the lighting strike?? Yikes

aF
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
YIP! Where one of the wires had broken it lay on the wire below it and caused massive sparks!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
That's freakin trippy has hell. And scary. Ha!
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MorningtideMedia Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
This photo has been featured here: [link]
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hougaard Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
thank you:)
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Otaku-of-Michigan13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
HOLY CRAP, just want to say, you're amazing! What kind of camera do you use, and where can I get one?!
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hougaard Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
lol that is irrelevant. really irrelevant
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Otaku-of-Michigan13 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Well, yeah, but still. >.<
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Now this is somewhere I could sit and chill all day and night. Considered a long exposure with the clouds streaking above? I'm sure you consider a lot of things before taking that shot :)
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hougaard Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
got a 10 stop nd for me?
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Me? No haha. I'm using the Hoya ND400 9-stoppppp;)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Great story, and lovely shot mate
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hougaard Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Thanks Andy :)
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JustSmileStevie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Wow! This is beautiful! Your a great photographer!
Good Job.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Breathtaking shot man, love the moody sky and the light across the land.
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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What an awesome shot of the incoming storm! The lights and shadows are amazing and everything looks so vibrant!
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Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Wow! Oh my, what a lovely shot!!
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Ahmet-ER Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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Yanagi-no-Yume Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Looks awesome! :)
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
very nice color good nature job.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
thank you:)
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philneff Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful, gorgeous work.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
thank you:)
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Dreampixphotography Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
GREAT work well done on this
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
thank you:)
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deadrabbitdesigns Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
:wow:
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
thank you:)
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WELL-PICT Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Amazing photo - and really like the short blurb about the circumstances under which this photo was taken. Really makes you appreciate the scene.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
thank you:)
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surmail Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
This is so great and nice view!!!!!
Feel like wanna stand there in real. :D
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
thank you:)
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