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Clear Air by Syndyne Clear Air by Syndyne
Taken at Lightning Ridge N.S.W. on the 24.10.07 at 8:49pm during a nice storm carrying an RFB on it's front which is always nice for lightning photography. The lower level cloud (near the ground) is known as a roll cloud and is very rare here. It was only that the humidity was freakishly high during this storm event that it appeared, luckily it did :D
I have never seen one before this, and subsequently haven't seen one since?
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
I can feel the thunder just from looking at this one bro, this is crazy good!!
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Syndyne Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Thanks kindly sir!

It was an amazing storm that came from a very messy and weak afternoon of grey showery weather. It was only the still high 35˚C+ temps that drove this beast into a mature phase.

The power lines overhead were crackling during this storm due to the high atmospheric charge. You'll hear that if you're ever under them with some serious lightning around :D
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LeaveMe4lone Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Isn't that "roll cloud" a Panous cloud?
I think that it's name.... :/
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Syndyne Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
We initially thought that it was low level scud (or Pannus) ourselves but it was allot more defined and far too long-lived (about an hour) to be "normal" low level scud. Probably doesn't show that in the photos too well. It was rolling slightly due to very strong inflow. It's quite rare here due to the dryer conditions. I haven't seen anything like it since. I really wish I had something to timelapse it with at the time!

Thanks so much for the comment :D

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LeaveMe4lone Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Yeah!!!Clouds are...surreal.They're pretty exciting.So i'm looking forward seeing ur work!!!
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assassin4 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: Awesome shot!!!
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Thanks kindly Steven!

We were lucky that we stayed here as we were going to position ourselves just near the large TV tower (bottom left of shot) before the lightning really picked up in intensity. Fortunately we stayed right where we were as it was moving at a decent pace.

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RachelDS Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome! :D
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you so very much Rachel!

Glad you like it :D

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djpuffnstuff Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap, that's epic. Like boom! pow! bang! crash! thunder! Just awesome.
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