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Taken out on the Bald Hill opal fields, Lightning Ridge N.S.W. on the 24.12.16 at 8:46pm EDST.

This storm was sitting around 20 Kilometres Northwest of town and one of several large, highly active storm cells building all around my location here. It is often a blessing and a curse when you have multiple active storms in all directions at once as it's often the case that you just never know which one to concentrate on. In this case, I just had to get something from this particular cell as it was sitting perfectly positioned against the setting Sun and still offering a touch of nice background colour. Also a bit of cool looking RFB structure to be seen when lit up periodically. Good to have Venus showing nicely in the partially clear skies above the storm here too. 

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Canon 5D MkIII
13seconds
ISO400
f/5.6
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM Lens
35mm @ Infinity Focus
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I so wish that I could visit. And also that I had money for a MkIII! 
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional Photographer
Hi Lucas,

If you ever plan a trip to Aus. I can highly recommend heading out this way on your travels. Definitely drop me a message if you ever plan to do so. I had a couple of new friends come visit me over Christmas time from L.A. and Columbia. They had a total blast here on the opal fields and it soon became a very eye opening new experience for them. 

I still love the MKIII and it's been a great camera so far. It is however sadly coming to that time when the MKIII will be easily superseded by bigger and better models, but yes, the cost outlay is always an unfortunate issue that we all struggle with most times. :/

Your shots have been great lately and a real pleasure to see! Are you still in N.Z.?

I hope you've been well otherwise. Great to see you still actively out and about taking photos :wave: 
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
excellent
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional Photographer
Cheers kindly for the comment Talat! :wave: 
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
This beautiful photo is featured in my journal Touch :heart: :camera:
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly for the feature! Very much appreciated :wave:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Love this shot, Shaun!  I also like those single cell thunderstorms--especially those ones that are really cranky and throw lightning at their problems! :laughing:
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Professional Photographer
Cheers John! It's been quite the wait to get a chance to shoot a few cells like this. I 100% agree, the crankier the better. Haha! 

I hope the new year is treating you well so far :D
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet capture mate.  Good to see you back out there.
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
Cheers Greg! 

I had almost forgotten how to use the camera :laughing: 
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GargoylesBlood Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:shamrock: "Hey, at least the lightning bolts are having a happy dance together. Beautiful shot." :shamrock: :)
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Hi GB,

Thanks for the kind words! If we can get another little cell just like this one but slightly closer then I just may be doing a little happy dance too. :laughing:

:wave: 
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various126 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Soooooooo very cool of shot! Great capture!! :)
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Hi John, 

Thanks so much for the comment :wave:
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various126 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Hi Shaun, your so very welcome!! :) Great work!  Wonderful gallery!  :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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