Still haven’t managed to get out and get any new shots so I was going through my hard drive last night and found this image from my trip last year. One of the things I struggle with while on holidays is managing the time between getting my photo fix as well as taking it easy and spending time with my wife. The last thing I want to do is go home more tired than I was when I left so I tend to get a bit lazy with my photo taking whilst on holiday’s. This shot is a perfect example, it was taken last year in the Tamborine Mountains whilst that part of the coast was being hammered by a number of storms over several days. I remember chilling out in the spa that afternoon before deciding to head out and see if I could get some sunset shots. When I arrived in position it was evident that we were about to be battered by a storm that looked like it had been brewing for a while (stupid lazy arse).
I grabbed my gear out of the car and set up as fast as I could to try and get some shots (I was trying to capture some lightning strikes as they were occuring regularly). There was a crowd of people there including about 5 other photographers watching the incoming storm, so I wasn’t alone. I couldn’t believe the speed the storm was approaching and how violent it looked. I think I only managed 4 frames before I decided it was time to leave (I am no meteorologist but my inner person was telling me that some bad sh*t was about to go down) and this is the one I liked best. I jumped in the car and heading back to the safety of my accommodation with the car being belted by strong winds and all sorts of debris. What insued was one of the biggest storms I have ever indured, I remember our bathroom having a glass roof and we were watching the lightning strikes from there. It was pretty cool but there was carnage the next day and unfortunately a lot of the walks I had planned for photography were closed from then on. Forced relaxation I guess it can’t be a bad thing.