Weekend Sky #39 – Aug 28th

Once upon a dark, stormy night….

The sky was electrifying.

So I gathered up my guts and headed over to the rooftop at my home, to capture this:

A year ago, on 27th August 2020, torrential rain lashed over my city Karachi, causing widespread flooding, shattering a 89-year-old record for the city,

I was at home with my family that day and we all enjoyed the first few hours of non-stop rain since this was happening after a long time. Thankfully, my block didn’t fell a victim of urban flooding, which happened in several posh areas of the city that day.

The heavy showering finally stopped after 7pm but the light rainfall continued. After 8pm, when electricity was still out, I noticed lightning outside.

There was no thundering at all but the lightning continued, which prompted me to go out for some creative work on a dark, stormy night.

I was a bit scared when I reached the rooftop but I was more excited to seeing the lightning on a dark sky.

I used my smartphone to made this video, which isn’t powerful enough to capture photos of fast moving objects like lightning, so that’s why I opted for making a video.


Strangely, this year’s monsoon season hadn’t brought heavy showering like last year, which made think to celebrate an occasion of a year old event on my blog 🙂

I’m sure you will like it!

And don’t forget to check out these amazing sky captures as shared by fellow bloggers for episode #38 of Weekend Sky:


Follow the steps below to join this challenge:

  1. Create a Weekend Sky post on your blog.
  2. Add the title of your post as Weekend Sky #(episode number) or you can use your own title, if you prefer it.
  3. Insert the tag of WeekendSky in your post’s Tags section.
  4. Create a pingback to my post by inserting my post’s link in your post or mention the link of your post in the comments section below.
  5. All done 🙂

I’m looking forward to see nature’s most majestic wonder from your part of world.

I wish you a lovely weekend  🙂

41 thoughts on “Weekend Sky #39 – Aug 28th

    • Hammad Rais September 1, 2021 / 12:20 AM

      Yes, waking up the world with amazing light and warmth.
      Thank you very much for liking my sky capture and sharing yours 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais August 28, 2021 / 9:56 PM

      Yes, that bravery really paid off as I have yet to see such weather once again over my city.
      Thank you so much for liking this, Heather 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais August 28, 2021 / 3:50 PM

      It was scary indeed but I didn’t wanted to miss it, so I took the chance. Thank you so much for sharing your safer sky with my challenge 🙂

      Like

    • Hammad Rais August 28, 2021 / 3:49 PM

      I knew I may not get another chance of capturing lightning like this again. Now, I’m feeling glad that I took this chance.
      Thank you so much for liking this, Aletta 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais August 28, 2021 / 3:47 PM

      Thank you so much for liking this 🙂

      Like

  1. lily August 28, 2021 / 8:09 AM

    Great captures of the lightning! This evening we had very low clouds and turned dark grey and we heard some thunder, but it didn’t last very long. 🙂

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    • Hammad Rais August 28, 2021 / 3:46 PM

      Thank you very much for liking the video.
      Sounds like the weather over my town this monsoon except for the thundering part.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais August 28, 2021 / 3:44 PM

      It was part scary, part majestic 🙂

      Like

  2. philosophy through photography August 28, 2021 / 6:47 AM

    Good morning from India.

    Beautiful capture of lightening!

    Visual treat indeed!

    Sometimes it’s scary too….since we read in news that mobile battery exploded because of lightening and caused injuries.

    No idea.

    Are these news information correct?
    Any scientific explanations?

    I don’t know.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Hammad Rais August 28, 2021 / 3:44 PM

      Thank you very much for liking this.
      As far as my limited scientific knowledge goes, there’s no such truth in this.
      The exploding of mobile phones batteries have nothing to do with lightning, I’m sure.
      Otherwise, I would been using a new phone right now 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. bushboy August 28, 2021 / 4:06 AM

    A good phone video Hammad. I hope your lack of Monsoon forest’s mean a hot dry Summer for me. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Andrew Blair August 28, 2021 / 7:57 AM

      It’s been far too dry here in Maroubra, I would like a summer with a drizzle.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Hammad Rais August 28, 2021 / 3:45 PM

      Yes, I’m also longing for some drizzling 🙂

      Like

    • Hammad Rais August 28, 2021 / 3:41 PM

      Thank you very much for liking the video, Brian.
      Despite no rainfall this monsoon, the summer was, and is, mostly pleasant. Which I’m hoping will continue 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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