Posts about lightning

The Swiss Pyramid

The triangular Niesen towers over the Lower Simmen Valley and the towns of Spiez and Faulensee, on the shores of Lake Thun in Switzerland. The glowing clouds behind the mountains in the distance aren’t illuminated by towns, but by lightning storms above (respectively) Lenk and Gruyères.

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Lightning on the calendar

One of my landscape photos is chosen for a 2014 calendar, complied from submissions from the Swiss Twitter community.

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Twalender 2014

Here in Switzerland, a few active photographic members of social media website Twitter have decided to pool their resources and initiate a calendar of Swiss photos for 2014, featuring photos from a Flickr group entitled “Twalender 2014”. (Kalender being the German translation of calendar.) Flickr members can add up to five of their photos to the […]

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Permanent Tourist Calendar 2009 – July

I thought you might like to see my 2009 photographic calendar. The calendar, which I am publishing through the Lulu website, costs €28 plus postage and is printed at 34.29 cm x 48.25 cm, with coil binding, white interior paper (100gsm weight) and full-colour interior ink. It contains photos I’ve taken over the past couple […]

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See also Jo’s photo of the storm gathering, which was shot a little earlier on the other side of the mountain in the right of this picture, looking towards where I took this photo. www.flickr.com/photos/passamaquoddy/846473412/

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Watching the storm go by: see also Stephanie’s photos from Lausanne and Samuel’s photo from somewhere in French Switzerland.

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One of a stream of lightning shots from last night, taken on a tripod from our bedroom window. Flashes were illuminating the room every few seconds and keeping us awake, so we stuck our heads out of the window and made the best of the bad weather. Best viewed large on black.

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No, not low cloud… sheet rain battering the town as if sent from the devil himself. More: www.permanenttourist.ch/photo/album/kirchgasse/

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