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Starry Storm by Syndyne Starry Storm by Syndyne
Taken from Bald Hill opal fields, Lightning Ridge N.S.W. on the 4.12.09.

This was a very distant storm hitting near Mungindi N.S.W. It was around 110k's from us at this point. The horizon is so flat out here we can easily see in all directions for hundreds of kilometers! Not many storms can escape me here :D

I was using my 300mm Canon kit lens for this photo (and others from this evening).

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PurpleGirly Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
This is stunning, well done! :)

Is there any chance you could make it available for purchase? I love Meteorology and have been hunting around everywhere for somed decent storm photography! :D
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank so very much for the kind words :hug:

I think we still sell framed and unframed prints of all sizes through www.ridgelightning.com

It's been a while since we've sold anything due to Russ [link] moving away. See what we can organise :D

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PurpleGirly Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Okay - I'll check out the website a trymy luck :)

Thanks for the link! :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Oh man! What a great capture! I'd love to do some storm chasing out there! :eager: Sounds like the ideal place as the storms come to you ;) Well done!
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank kindly!

Most definitely! If you ever come across to Aus. and end up chasing over a few days I would recommend starting from us here at Lightning Ridge NSW and chasing across to the East (ending up just South of Brisbane QLD) around the Lismore-Casino area near the NSW coast where the large supercells form. It's quite similar to tornado alley, only with slightly less tornadoes (luckily) lol.

Thanks again for the comment! Much appreciated :wave:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
You're welcome :)

Thanks for the chase advice--it will come in handy someday :nod:
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sevenths Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
brilliant capture


you got a 300mm canon kit? i didnt know they give out 300mm kit lenses... thats pretty sweet for akit lense

was it zoomed in all the way ? or was this jus ta very very big storm
impressive capture and composition! greae capture , love it
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hi Sevenths,
Thanks kindly for the comment. Yes the 300mm kit lens comes in handy, though it is poor quality construction. I do what I can :D

Take it easy :wave:
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Storms, lightening, and stars!? Damn dude, you've really outdone yourself with this image! :clap:

I am most impressed! You should definitely consider making this image available as a "free" wallpaper. By putting your name and DA web address on it, you'd probably drum up a whole bunch of business.

Just a thought. :)
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much A.J! You're most kind.

This was from an old storm, taken last year. We have the lightning photo business on hiatus at the moment. We did very well with our gallery so we can afford a break from selling for a while. As Russ moved down to where I'm headed as soon as we sell the house. He's just waiting on me to move there and we'll start it all up again.

I'm actually enjoying not getting calls and emails asking for photos all the time lol. I'm enjoying the calm before the storm... :O_o: sorry that was the worst pun ever.

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AJGlass Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, worst pun ever! :lol:
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chantal7 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is pretty awesome! What shutter speed did you use?
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
If I recall correctly it would have been about a 30second exposure. The storm was pretty stationary but the length of the star trails give it away.

Normally I do not go above eight or ten seconds as the clouds will blur, but in the case of very distant storms such as this I will always make an exception :D

Thanks so much for the comment :wave:
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chantal7 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow that's pretty good to capture the stars like that. :) And you're welcome.
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dev-shooter Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
MAN! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING, GORGEOUS, STUNNING, STUPEFYING, OVERWHELMING and so on.....
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much for the comment my friend :D

Nice to see you use a Canon 450D too!

Take care :wave:
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.. what a shot... Absolutely wonderful capture.
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly Glass!

We have a lot of rain and widespread flooding here now so I'll have a few days indoors going through the older stock and see what I can find.

Hope you are well! :wave:
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Have fun with that.

Yes, things are going quite well here. Just kind of busy. :)
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Show off. :P
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'll direct all hate mail to mother nature lol!

I'm digging through old storms looking for anything outstanding to post. Brace yourself... :D

Hope all is going well and winter is not being too much of a cold pain. Can't believe it's been -20˚c in most parts of Europe! Crazy.

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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, we were in the negatives (F and way negative C) and it was just abysmal, and it was all thanks to a massive Siberian air mass breaking off and going over the top and down through Canada unimpeded. Brr!


I'm going to keep an eye out on your photos; maybe live vicariously through them. :P
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
It even sounds cold! The footage I see nightly on the news is insane! :omfg:

Feel free to live as vicarious as you wish through my photos, hey, it's what I do with all you Northern hemisphere guys during our winter! :lmao:

We have extensive flooding all around the Eastern states of Aus. currently. Many towns around us and down in Southern N.S.W. are cut off and are being evacuated tonight. We've had 155mm over the last week in our area alone with further very heavy rain events coming next week. I may have a chance to get out amongst the floodwaters again? I'm not minding all this rain. It definitely beats the usual 40˚c temps we would normally be having this time of year :D

-I'm stocking up on bug repellent as we speak lol!

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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, flooding is always very amazing to witness! I hope everyone remains safe, however. Keep lots of DEET with you. :P I hate mosquitoes.
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