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Lightning over Gold Coast by Pawel Papis
Tuesday, 25th December 2012

Lightning over Gold Coast

by Pawel Papis

This was taken just couple weeks ago (21/10/12) in Gold Coast, Australia. I was reading some weather updates on the Internet that evening and noticed that big storm was coming from the West. I had to move quickly as I had to drive to this location approx. 15min. I was hoping to capture something special that evening and finally after 2 years of trying I managed to take photo of the lightning with a decent composition. Yayyy !!! :) Technical: This is one exposure f8, 5sec. 400 ISO (no image blending) and pretty much straight out of camera with minor adjustments in lightroom.
Equipment: Canon 5d Mk3, Canon 50mm f1.4
Pawel Papis
My name is Pawel Papis and I am an Australian-based photographer who currently resides in the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland. However, I was born in Poland and moved to Australia in 2002. I specialise in seascape and cityscape photography.

Lightning over Gold Coast by Pawel Papis was photo of the day on Tuesday, 25th December 2012. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.



25th December 2012 at 6:06 am

Nice shot Pawel!

25th December 2012 at 9:07 am

Stunning capture! Great work

25th December 2012 at 10:14 am

Nice composition with the light coming from the storm, the street lights and the reflections; well done.

25th December 2012 at 11:35 am

If light and composition are everything, this has everything. Great shot.

25th December 2012 at 1:10 pm

this is a classic!!
a combination of lightning, night lights and reflections make this a majestic photo!!

Adam Allegro

25th December 2012 at 1:21 pm

Well done, this shot rocks!

25th December 2012 at 3:35 pm

Location and timing always seem to be everything; love it!

Tibyan elnour

25th December 2012 at 7:33 pm

nice work


26th December 2012 at 12:48 am

The color and reflections are awesome and the lights almost look like fireworks! Beautiful capture. Congratulations!

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