The extent of preparation and travel i had to do for this shot was to take my tripod out onto the balcony of the apartment i was renting on the Gold Coast to capture the incoming storm. Timing is everything in photography and the lightning storm started just as the sun started setting. The composition worked out nicely with the lightning strike to the left of the shot balancing out with Skypoint (Gold Coasts tallest skyscraper) on the right. 30 Second exposures allowed the colour to creep back into the and show the threatening storm formations against the warm lights of the city in the foreground.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.