Capturing honest moments, candidly and quietly and turning them into a photo series that makes the viewer part of the journey is what speaks volumes about Mohamed’s work. And so, his style of photography aims to always capture the beauty and emotional stories behind historical sites and people such as the Great Pyramids in Egypt to a look into the lives of the famous Sinai tribes. He believes that photography has allowed him to travel and see the beauty in everything and seek the good in the absolute bad.
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DEAR fellow photographer , before you start typing words like WOW and INCREDIBLE shot , kindly read on , I have something important to tell you.... The above image is a composite of 35 images with over 55 lightning strikes. What is shocking is that these 55 strikes took place within a span of 300 seconds , i.e 5 minutes during the April 5th norwester. My Camera trigger had captured 221 images with high number of flashes (the streaks were not visible) in a span of 30 minutes. As the storm crossed my residence , the real mayhem started thereafter with this specific 5 minute span where I saw incredible lightning strikes.
I was standing under a concrete shed with my tripod and camera inside the shed. I could see Cloud to Ground , Cloud to Cloud and high numbers of anvil crawlers all over. It looked spectacular, no doubt about that , but it was also deadly.
As good as it looks , photographing lighting can be very very dangerous. Kindly dont try it if you are not informed enough. Look at do's and dont's and if possible stay away from it.
One of our members did suffer a mild hit on the 5th. Your lives are important to us, kindly keep that in mind. Even if you decide to ignore my request , don't shoot lightning under an open sky. JUST DONT.
Sammya Brata as per your request I will come live tonight at around 11pm to talk about my experiences of the April 5th Norwester.