(Hey, good to be back here… My life is just soooo busy — not much time left for blogging in the end, sorry)

It was South Africa’s turn to light up the Vancouver sky in this year’s edition of the Celebration of Light, but as dark clouds came rolling in and the rain started pouring, our group retreated indoors to one of my friends’ place. As we got there, the rain had stopped, but not without doing some damage: the power was out.

We couldn’t do much without electricity, but thankfully, Mother Nature was there to give us a treat we don’t get to see very often in the area: the “orangest” sunset I have ever seen and some thunder and lightning. My first lightning shoot was a hoot and I can’t wait for the next opportunity to come. :)

Unusual Sunset
What an amazing sunset!

Lightning #1
Lightning at sunset

Lightning #2
Lightning over Downtown Vancouver

Lightning #3
Lightning strikes

P.S.: The fireworks were apparently unhampered by the weather and South Africa still got the chance to show its stuff.