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Relief at Last
Photograph by Randy Olson

Lightning dances on the horizon at dusk near Five Rivers Lookout, outside of Wyndham in northern Australia. Intense tropical storms illuminate the evening sky at the start of the "wet"—the rainy season that lasts from about December to March. Storms can bring cool breezes, relieving the stifling heat and humidity. "When the wet arrives and you feel the wind coming at you," says photographer Randy Olson, "that's the best feeling in the world in these hot little towns."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon 10D
Film Type:
Digital
Lens: 16-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 30 seconds @ f/22

Weather Conditions: Rain
Time of Day: Dusk
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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