Taken from the Bald Hill opal field, Lightning Ridge, N.S.W. 28.12.12. at 8:22pm EDST
Moving into the last few minutes of this stunning colour display now. It went grey pretty fast after this but did have a strange brief recurrence of colour later on. Several active storm cells visible here. They were about 60k's out to the North of town here. The most distant storms we could see were way up over the border near St. George in QLD. That means we were soon photographing lightning that was well over 200k's (124Miles) away.
Canon 5D MkIII
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM Lens
16mm @ Infinity Focus