Results tagged “Lightning” from Kazza the Blank One

Ok so it's been really freaking stinking hot since we got back (and apparently before we got back as well).

In January there was a week where we had 40C days for like four days in a row.  Hottest January on record.  Our cooler was going nonstop for a couple of weeks straight.

The blue periwinkle went a bit crazy while we were away.  This was about five weeks of growth.  I ripped it all out and have been keeping it down, but is going to take a lot of effort to kill..

One month of blue periwinkle

It got over 50C in the parked car on 18 January..

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We had a very nice sunset on 27 January.  I was at Chrissie's and Zac called me to come look.  It was all over social media that night.

January sunset

We have had a *lot* of thunder storms.  On 30 January one went over, but most of the lightning was cloud lightning rather than ground lightning.  It flashed *a lot*.  I even captured this on my phone.

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Today we had a dust storm.  I'll append a pic here when I download them.

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Second attempt last night to document lightning.  Better success this time!

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I've never photographed lightning before.  I didn't really succeed tonight either.  Out of 150-odd photos, I only got two with lightning in them ..   Of course it didn't help that most of the action was to the north of us, but our only really safe view is to the south.  I was on the balcony for a while until a bolt 300m away changed my mind..  Of course I saw plenty of stuff either in between photos or while my camera was "processing" .. wonder if I can turn that off..

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