Desert Storm #1
$150.00–$3,596.00 (inc 10% GST)
“… A striking photograph of an intense storm over arid country in Australia…”
An intense electrical storm over Australian arid savannah country, with ancient eroded ranges and gullies.
The edge of the Tanami Desert and southern Kimberleys, Western Australia.
Limited Edition Series of 125 for all sizes excluding the 18 inch ‘print only’ size which is open edition.
This print is available in 30in x 20in, 40in x 27in and 50 x 33in sizes.
“I was in the Kimberleys in Western Australia in December mainly to intercept thunderstorms. I had worked there several years ago for several months (in Halls Creek) and had witnessed some incredible lightning displays during that period. Unfortunately, I then lacked photography gear that was good enough to do photographing them justice. What I did capture was on 35mm film and now horribly damaged by the ravages of time and temperature.
I hoped on this trip to have similar experiences, but this time I had brought better equipment. I found the going somewhat tough, as temperatures were often in excess of 40 degrees Celsius, with considerable humidity. I was drinking in excess of 10 litres of water per day to try to keep up with perspiration losses. On this particular day I had noticed cumulus clouds developing vertically in this area, so I decided to stay for a while and walked several hundred metres with my camera gear to get a better view… and then waited.
Several apparent storm cells quickly developed and then fizzled out before any lightning eventuated. Eventually a storm cell formed with sufficient strength to start producing frequent intense lightning. The storm changed direction a couple of times during this afternoon. At one stage it seemed it would head directly towards me. I was a bit shaken by a lightning strike which hit the ground to my right, perhaps 100m away. I almost bolted back to the safety of my car, but decided to stay regardless of the risk.
This “Desert Storm” is one of the best images from that afternoon. As a photographer, there have been only a few times when I have returned to my campsite or dive boat in elation, having been pretty sure I had captured something good. This was one of those few times of elation.”
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Alugraph™: The image will be infused into the surface of a sheet of aluminium, creating a spectacular metallic look. Alugraphs™ are lightweight, durable, waterproof and scratch-resistant. Your Alugraph™ will be shipped to you ready to hang. Size restrictions apply (max. 70 inches). FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.
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