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The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

This storm was living since its birth over Scotland, while traveling constantly active until its final moments almost in Slovakia. On its way through Germany the cyclic supercell released powerful downbursts and dropped large hail until we could intercept it in Saxony. What an epic Supercell.
#storm #supercell #sunset #gewitter #dresden

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

Some nice shots to come from todays chase! We're still on our way back home after intercepting some supercells and a bow echo in E Germany. Meanwhile enjoy this shot from 2011, I always had an eye on the weather.
#storm #rainbow #beginner #rain #summer

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

I really hope for some of this tonight! Chase mode on!
#storm #lightning #stormchaser #gewitterjagd

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

Good sunsets don't need a special foreground sometimes 🌅😁
#sunset #storm #summer #wheat #fields

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

My first raws turned out to be this series of lightning strikes, thar I caught with a distant storm that blew out some nice strikes. I stacked a couple of shots for this one resulting in a hellfire of lightning at this place.
#storm #lightning #stack #gewitter #germany

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

The first picture that I spent hours of work on is this startrail shot of my hometown Grünberg, composed of more than 300 30' exposures with a fhisheye lens in a crystal clear and crisp cold January night of 2011. you read that right - 2011 - The year I finally got into photography with this shot being also my first picture to win a price in a national photo competition. Many years passed since then and storms have surpassed stars as my favorite thing to capture, but this picture in particular will always remind me of my first steps into photography and how unneccessary good equipment is if you have a good idea and go for it. Do you like it?
#stars #startrails #night #hessen #sky

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

I am currently digging through some very old pictures, basically my first 2 years of getting into photography, and even those are mostly sky related back then. I figured maybe you guys would enjoy to see some of my oldest pieces, that were shot with my very first camera and even in jog back then. Let me know what you think!
#sunset #germany #oldbutgold #tropic #summer

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

Not purple rain but definitely purple lightning! And a load of it!
#storm #gewitter #lightning #mainz #night

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

@alanhighton snapped this shot of me in front of a raging Catatumbo Storm. What do you think?
#storm #catatumbo #venezuela #lightning #nationalpark

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

The beast comes close, swallowing the hills and forming into a wave of clouds.
#storm #shelfcloud #gewitter #sturm #stormchaser

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

Just leaving in the last second, this severe supercell storm started creating a decent wallcloud while pushing out strong winds in its core.
#storm #supercell #gewitter #lightning #wallcloud

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

Do you want me to post more storm chasing clips? This one comes from yesterday and shows a too-close-to-comfort double positive strike that almost fried us. #storm #gewitter #lightning #saarland #video

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

Today we witnessed the formation of a severe supercell that unleashed a downburst over Saarbrücken and was firing around with powerful lightning in a decent frequency. The intentional setup went completely else than everyone forecasted but at least this storm saved the day!
#storm #saarland #gewitter #lightning #supercell

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

A huge roll cloud, like an infinite line in the sky, is getting pushed out from a dying storm as it approaches. I love this kind of dramatic skies.
#storm #rollcloud #gewitter #clouds #weather

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

Just about to leave we had a last look on that storm and I captured the scene from next to the car. That storm nocked down quite some trees and also blew off some roof tops on its destruction path.
#storm #gewitter #sturm #supercell #summer

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

Riders on the Storm.
My teammates are in awe just as I was in this beautiful moment nature gave us after a long trip to get to that place. Have you ever seen a stormy sunset like this?
#storm #sunset #sonnenuntergang #road #stormchaser

The Lightning & Landscape Dude (@jonaspiontek)

Lightning strikes close behind the only telephone tower in a radius of at least 50km, as the storm rolls in over the scenic village of Congo Mirador in the heart of the Maracaibo Lake.
#storm #venezuela #zulia #catatumbo #lightning
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