Dave Ellem | Lightscapes BLOG GALLERY STORE ABOUT

Amazing Severe Storm Outbreak

Storm Chasing

In what feels like a return to the ‘good old days’ of storm chasing, a trough has stalled over northern NSW and southern QLD since Saturday and has resulted in thunderstorms every afternoon across the region for the last 5 days. I’ve been out and about chasing each afternoon and will post photos once the run of storms comes to an end and I have time to process the images. There have been some great storms, including this one in SE QLD on Sunday evening. This bolt landed around 200m away and was a bit too close for comfort! More coming soon…

20131110de001

A journey to the top of Australia

Landscapes

It’s nice to have been so busy out travelling and taking photos that I haven’t had time to keep my blog up to date. I went on a 10 day drive from Lennox Head to Darwin in September which was the most fun adventure. Heaps of photo opportunities in such a colourful part of Australia. Here’s one taken from Nightcliff jetty at dawn. Hopefully I’ll get around to post more soon…though I’m hoping more for the storm season to kick in the gear and keep me busy shooting!

20130918de001

Warm winter light at Boulders

Landscapes

Scored a lovely sunrise this morning after a lull in photographic opportunities of late. I was almost asleep the night before when I thought I’d better check the cloud forecast just in case. So glad I did! I set my alarm for 20 mins before sunrise thinking that’d be enough time but as I was driving to Boulders the colours started to intensify. Ended up making a mad dash to the shoreline, slipping over the rocks in the process to grab some pics before the colourful light faded. Got setup just in time!

20130827de001