February 21, 2014

Storm Watch

Photograph by Saranya Chalermchai, National Geographic Your Shot

Hoping to capture some lightning pictures, Your Shot contributor Saranya Chalermchai sat with camera in hand on the 21st floor of a building as a storm passed over Bangkok. "At one point, I saw a little light coming from the clouds, and at that exact moment I pressed the shutter," she says. "The little [bit of] lightning had already expanded, giving me this amazing shot."

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56 comments
L. Ricardo Iglesias
L. Ricardo Iglesias

Espectacular vision de una tormenta electrica en los cielos de Bangkok......

Shannon T
Shannon T

Superb timing. The lightning seems like it's the pulse of the city below. Well done.

Minakshi Manjari
Minakshi Manjari

Has the website removed the option ogf downloading wallpapers from this section? :(

Hans Straub
Hans Straub

This pic illustrates the fact that a photographer often has to exercise patience and be able to foresee a picture in order to get one like this. 

Ivan Lesica
Ivan Lesica

Love the horizontal lightning bolts...,so dramatic ....

M. Linde
M. Linde

A amazing photo of the incredible nature beauty!!

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

To get this shot at the precise moment that you did, is amazing in itself. The result is truly wonderful, and really beautiful. The city below stands out so clearly, and takes nothing away from the lightning, rather it enhances it, to a more etched photograph.  j.e.s.   

Chudamani Akavaram
Chudamani Akavaram

It looks as though the rain God has garlanded Bangkok with lightning.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Ooohhh!    Powerful, electric shot!         Lightning captured perfectly and amazingly here.        One of the phenomenal sights of our world.      Scary!

isaiah wiggins
isaiah wiggins

this picture is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee i wish i could have taken this picture peace homie -isaiah wiggins III

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Even in this impressive manmade landscape, nature shows it is still much more powerful.  What took decades and even centuries to be built can be obliterated in hours.  

Yuval Q.
Yuval Q.

Wow, Sony really went far with advertising their next Infamous game :)

E Letivic
E Letivic

Electrifying even.


Seriously though, even without the magical lightning bolts in the sky, this image was an awesome take on the beautiful skyline!


Great pic!


Gary Conn
Gary Conn

Storm Watch — by Photo of the Day by Saranya Chalermchai  

The city people are oblivious to the storm outside.  They are invulnerable to nature and unaware a wilderness even exists.   

They are vulnerable in other ways; to industrial oppression, urban degradation, social ill and disease.  

Her YourShot photography exhibits strong composition; a lot of action. 

Except for this one:  JustMarriedby Saranya Chalermchai ; a candidate for 'LoveSnap', our new photo assignment.

Gary Conn 

Bailey Clark
Bailey Clark

So I take it they've completely given up on giving us wallpapers again?

Anja Moritz
Anja Moritz

So amazing - shouldn´t it go down to earth? 'Yes, but tonight I´d rather stay up in the sky :-))'

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