- Posted by Peter MacDonald
- On February 16, 2014
- 1 Comments
Electrical storms are good for photographs..either before, during or after the event.
There’s a certain blue colour that not seen at other times that has been caught in this picture.
The colour is quite pronounced. It’s usually seen in the afternoon on a stinking hot day when the storm clouds are building and there’s a bit of crackle and fizz in the air.
In these conditions, there will often be only a few drops of rain on a land that desperately needs it. Every living thing is in search of water. Birds gather at the bore tanks. Kangaroos, emus,sheep and cattle hang around the water troughs as another scorching sun sinks into the west.
Virga, the meteorological term for rain that doesn’t reach the ground, at least produces a rainbow to mark the occasion.