Roland Taylor’s Sydney Storm Grabs World’s Attention
Sydney’s spectacular early-season storms may just crack open a photographic career for Wanaka-born Roland Taylor, with his recent images attracting hundreds of thousands of online views.
Taylor, 24, combined a perfect vantage point from his balcony in Surry Hills and a few thousand dollars’ worth of camera kit to produce the photographs of afternoon lightning strikes over Sydney.
Taylor says the multiple exposure, timelapse shots were taken over 20 minutes. The picture above has drawn more than 700,000 views after being picked up by social networking service Reddit – a neat result for his budding portfolio.
The lightning strikes “were just constantly coming”, Taylor said. “The storms here roll in quite dramatically.”
Original article by The Sydney Morning Herald, December 5, 2014.
Photo by Roland Taylor.