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Eli Shaul

Eli Shaul



  • Pentax K-30
  • Pentax SMC DA 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR

Chasing the storm

Published September 22nd, 2013

The time was 02:30 a.m. and the thunderstorm outside was making the ground shake. You could truly feel every thunder resonating in your chest. Everyone else in the house was asleep, and I was up reading articles online. I was about to go to bed when I decided that since it was a Saturday, I could afford to go out in an attempt to get a good shot of the storm and sleep-in a little in the morning.

Deciding to go outside took by far longer than getting ready to actually leave. Once the decision was made, like a quick-change artist I put on my gumboots, beanie, sweatshirt, raincoat, and took my umbrella, camera, tripod and out I went. While getting ready, even my border collie was looking at me with confusion- why on earth was I getting ready to go outside; at this point, he had a fair point.

I got in the car, and drove to a small cliff a short drive away from my house. I set up about 15-20 metres from the car and started taking some shots. I could see lightning, I could hear (and feel) ...

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