#286. Sturm und Flash: Photographing the Glorious Provence Weather

By pascaljappy | News

Oct 13

If you’re traveling in Southern France right now, my sincere apologies for the weather, on behalf of all sun worshipers.

While not comparable to the huge devastation faced by other countries in past year, heavy rain and thunderstorms have been hammering Provence on and off for the past week or so. In Montpellier, it rained 3 month’s worth in just 2 hours. People died, others saw their homes flooded, their cars washed away.

A little further East, things haven’t been so bad, but the past 3 nights have been one major light show with lightning flickering almost constantly inside the clouds for hours on end. Frustratingly, by the time this reaches your camera sensor, all you see is a vaguely shining cloud.

Still, here are a few photographs made during recent days with my new Zeiss Loxia 50/2 lens, which I am continuing to learn and love (complete review here).

Ligthning inside a cloud during a thruderstorm in Provence. Sony A7r camra with Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 planar lens DSC07240-Modifier-2Light rays beaming up through the clouds at dawn after a thrnderstorm in Provance. Sony A7r and Zeiss Loxia 50/2 lens.


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