Electrifying – incredible photographs capture surreal lightning webs in Sardinian storm
A young photographer has captured stunning photographer of webs of lightning in a violent Sardinian storm.
The images show an intense storm cell, characterized by many bolts of lightning – that illuminated the sky while passing through the Tyrrhenian Sea in southern Sardinia.
Photographer Stefano Garau took the electric photographs from the balcony of his house.
The 27-year-old said: “The photo is taken from my home, I was lucky to notice in time that the storm cell was throwing in that direction.
“I had time to do about 70 shots, the photo is taken with my faithful Nikon D700 with a Nikon 105mm VR lens.
“Every shot had a pose of 10 seconds, then I worked in post production photos to merge and show the most visible lightning.
“My other photos are taken with wide angle lenses because the lightning was at a close distance.
“Sardinia is hit by heavy storms from late August until November and I had the good fortune to be able to capture shots of the immense lightning.
“Being able to capture lightning is an incredible feeling because you never know from which direction it may arise.
“If the bolts fall in the frame it is a bit like winning the lottery – one night I managed to capture four strokes of lightning in four different shots.”