The sight of an impending storm could send shivers down the spine; at the same time it is an epitome of raw beauty. The picture of a storm often fascinates the people as most of us won’t get a chance to admire the beauty. We will be mostly busy finding a safe shelter before the storm strikes us.
However a handful of photographers will brave the dangers to capture the unimaginable beauty for us. They will be occupying vantage points and other perfect spots to get that perfect shot. Apart from the obvious dangers of a thunderstorm, photographers will have to struggle with dim light also as severe weather will be preceded by lack of natural light. Flash won’t be useful as the canvas covered will be quite large. If you have observed, most of the pictures of storms published here are captured at the time of a lightning strike. It provides the much needed light and produces stunning colors as the light passes through clouds and particles. Capturing the lightning requires a lot of patience and experience as the phenomenon is momentary. The end result is a spectacular visual treat. These photographs also remind the power and fury of Mother Nature and need to deal with it with caution. All the photographs featured here not only record the raw beauty, it brings out a different perspective to a place.
Check out the wonderful images of historic places, highways, rough seas, remote lakes and mountains, wild seas, cities and other places captured and immortalized before and during the action.