Hero

by Tim Rogers April. 02, 2016 1989 views

I was too lazy to go out and shoot today. It was a draining week, partly work, partly physical, partly lying in bed letting my brain wander where it wanted and do what it wanted. Which every bloody night turned out to be every bloody where and every bloody thing. Not a banner week for quality sleep.

Normally laziness doesn't yield a lot of shots. But occasionally the shots come to you. A lightning storm, brief and savage appeared over KL around 1030. It had passed by 1040, blown off to the northwest. My weekend shoot required me to walk all of 7 steps. The window I had to shoot through was splattered with rain drops & the lock was painful to open so I decided to leave it and see the effect. In only a few minutes of biblical level lightning, two incredible strikes hit the same part of the skyline. As I tend to say when these bolts appear “Thor has arrived”. These aren't what I hoped for but given the time constraints and the inoperable window lock, I was sorta happy with the result.'

Like most people I know more about Thor from comics and movies than the actual Norse Mythology. He's a superhero not a god in my eyes I guess, thanks to Marvel's movie universe. He's got a lot of drama and presence to go with the magic hammer. Also a hint of an Australian accent :)

They say never meet your heroes and having worked in elite sport for 25 years I'd have say I understand the premise but don't think you can apply it universally. None of my heroes are actors, musicians or sportsmen anymore. Those are talented and often incredible people. But their scope is limited to their particular field of endeavour . My heroes are different now. They are the people I know who work in emergency services. They are the guys I know who run farms. They are teachers I know who help kids learn the amazing skills of reading, maths and writing. They are my friend raising her boys after a tragedy. They are the other friends trying to make their boys and girls into incredible adults. They are doctor & nurses who tend to the sick. They are the ones who have overcome illness and injury and did it like champs. I like that this is a long list. I'm grateful to have met you and I hope you realise what you mean to me & how much I look up to you. Thank you for being my hero.

Now back to these photos, I wonder what Thor's doing in KL??? Lightning struck twice! Trouble afoot me thinks.

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 7 months ago

WOW! Stunning captures!
Always interesting to hear your musings, as well...

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Antonio Gil 4 years, 7 months ago

But here Thor was your friend. :-) I share with you the kind of heroes we should praise in this world.

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Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 7 months ago

Minimum effort, maximum impact!
That's what I used to say to one of my daughters when she threw a tantrum!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 4 years, 7 months ago

Dramatic capture.....

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