Retreating Thunderstorm - Teign Estuary


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A majestic Cumulonimbus capillatus retreating, beyond 'The Salty' gravel beds of the Teign Estuary at Shaldon.

This was photographed during the plethora of thunderstorms we had on Tuesday 18th July 2017.

If I had got there a 5 minutes earlier I might have photographed a rainbow through a massive downpour, that I saw from the estuary road to Teignmouth.

I witnessed a couple of lightning strikes from this stormcell, from the estuary - but with no intervalometer capability on my SLR, I didn't manage to photograph one here. Thought my smartphone which was doing a time-lapse simultaneously nearby might have better 'luck' with the lightning but the 5 second gaps missed both!

Hey-ho, it was a pleasure to see the afterglow light on the fascinating convective cloud.
25/07/2017 - 19:13morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1 sec
Aperturef/13
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length18mm

go4IT

Link Posted 25/07/2017 - 19:31
Gorgeous for all the obvious reasons but particularly like the composition and the quality of the light. Thanks for sharing this.

morpheus71

Link Posted 25/07/2017 - 21:36
go4IT wrote:
Gorgeous for all the obvious reasons but particularly like the composition and the quality of the light. Thanks for sharing this.

Many thanks for your generous and enthusiastic comments go4IT😏 I enjoyed the way the curves of the dark inflowing clouds, on the right, seemed to echo the curve of the hull of the foreground yacht - amplifying the invitation towards the cumulonimbus cloud 😊
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alfpics

Link Posted 25/07/2017 - 22:28
A cracking cloud and lighting!
Andy

autumnlight

Link Posted 25/07/2017 - 23:15

morpheus71

Link Posted 25/07/2017 - 23:36
alfpics wrote:
A cracking cloud and lighting!

Many thanks for your generous and enthusiastic comment Andy. Such a fascinating cloud to witness in the late light 😊
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morpheus71

Link Posted 25/07/2017 - 23:40
autumnlight wrote:
Fascinating shot!

Many thanks Maria for your kind comment😊 So glad I made the detour, was a brilliant evening of dramatic clouds, lightning and the roar of a squall-line of powerful thunderstorms for many more hours. 😏
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 26/07/2017 - 05:15
Beautiful
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morpheus71

Link Posted 26/07/2017 - 18:37
GIULIO57 wrote:
Beautiful

Many thanks for your generous comment Giulio 😊
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pauljay

Link Posted 27/07/2017 - 18:09
Amazing what a couple of Cbs can add to a photo! Love it Phil!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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