Swartkops lightning

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▲artwall on June 11, 2007

Bravo! Super...!

infausto on June 17, 2007

incredible picture ... looks a bit as it is setting the river alight :-) ... cheers from brussels, christian

Graham Hobbs on June 20, 2007

Yuh - it was a dark and stormy night. Those red streaks are boats scuttling for cover - the pic was taken from out front garden - you get a lot of view for your money in Swartkops!

macanix on July 25, 2007

Wonderful lighting Mr. Hobbs (and great timing as well)

someGuyinmasset on December 4, 2008

Really cool Graham, love how you got the lightning to curve around the tree. Guy.

Graham Hobbs on December 8, 2008

it wasn't easy, Guy - but I had a hand from a lighning bird (aka hammerkop, Scopus umbretta)- it pays to have local knowledge in Africa ;-) Graham

Graham Hobbs on December 16, 2008

well don't tell anybody Bruce but this was actually taken through te open window of our house in Swartkops...;-) Graham

Strucki on February 13, 2009

Wwwwwoooooowwww again, Graham!

Strucki on February 13, 2009


Graham Hobbs on February 14, 2009

ditto to the last lighting shot, Strucki - it's nice getting light trails of boats for a change - they didn't want ot stay out on the water when the lightning started! - and the streetlamp on the trees gives a wonderful bonus. Graham

christian.senger on February 18, 2009

Nice flashes, Graham, good timing!

Greetings from Germany,


Graham Hobbs on February 18, 2009

Well, you know how it is Christian - you see a storm, you put your camera on a tripod, and you open the shutter on bulb - and sometimes you get lucky - this time it was with the positioning of the flashes.

thanks for the visit and kind words


tu-quoque on August 4, 2009

This picture is awesome!

Graham Hobbs on August 5, 2009

as I've said above, mostly luck, like most lightning shots, tu-quoque - but I do think the colour of the street-lamps on the trees tossing in the wind and the tracks of boats scurrying for shelter gives it something a bit different :)


Graham Hobbs on April 13, 2010

you are right Symen Postema - that time it was :)) Thank-you!


Maroš Kerek on October 8, 2010


Graham Hobbs on October 11, 2010

that was my front garden around the year 2000, Maroš Kerek - great spot to be :)


Tardigrade K on November 23, 2010

very good shot Like 1

Graham Hobbs on December 7, 2010

lighting shots are always fun, ★Jaro★Krivosija★ - don't get enough here ;(


Alex Panfiloff on November 11, 2011


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