Photo of the Day Contest
Peak Storm by Jason Freeman
Monday, 9th January 2017

Peak Storm

by Jason Freeman

Over subsequent days, this storm would dump 180mm of rain in the area, causing multiple landslides and closing The Great Alpine Road. Summer lightning storms frequently start bushfires, with this area still recovering from a major fire in 2013. At over 1900m, Mt Feathertop, right, is a scenic, exposed and popular hiking destination.
Equipment: Nikon D600, 16-35mm f4 lens
Jason Freeman
I'm from Melbourne, Australia with a passion for photography off the beaten track. I love getting out to wild places with my camera and backpack when I can – the wilder the better!

Peak Storm by Jason Freeman was photo of the day on Monday, 9th January 2017. You can leave a comment below.



9th January 2017 at 1:00 pm

For some reason I’m no longer receiving your e-mails and wonder why? It has been a few
weeks now. Thank you! Dottie


9th January 2017 at 2:10 pm

Beautiful surreal shot today! The colors you managed to get in this shot are just spectacular Jason!

9th January 2017 at 9:31 pm

Cheers Bonnie! This was about 20 min after sunset, with light fading fast. There was a nice glow coming through in the gaps between the clouds on the western horizon. The 15s exposure allowed a little cloud movement to show, softening the look also.

The location is the Alpine National Park in Victoria, Australia, close to the ski resort, Mount Hotham.

And thanks very much for the feature Earth Shots!

Pamela North

10th January 2017 at 7:42 am

Your shot really conveys the damage done by the fires and the slow rate of recovery.

Anne Egli

15th January 2017 at 6:34 pm

Such a great capture of that lightening, and it looks like rain coming out of the cloud behind it. Very cool picture.

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