Marko Posavec Photography

Sunset with Rain Curtains and Some Lightning

By now you’ve probably figured out that I love sunsets. Well, I particularly love sunsets with thunder clouds nearby! Such was the case on July 16th. A small storm cell formed about 15 kilometers from Koprivnica just as the Sun approached the horizon and rain curtains, though not impressively strong, looked gorgeous in the backlight.

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This is the full view of the cumulonimbus cloud that directed the show. Note the mammatus formations in the upper right.

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As the Sun was slowly going down, the rain curtains drew closer…

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… and eventually obscured it.

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Sunset came early because of the rain.

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When the sky darkened, it was time to go after the lightning bolts.

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And here they are. There are four cloud-to-ground strikes in this image.

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Intracloud and anvil crawler lightning.

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It wasn’t much, but it will have to do. The wait for the next storm begins!