It was a very dry setup with high-based lightning active storms sweeping through the SW suburbs of Brisbane on October 27th, 2014. After livestreaming our chase for around 40 minutes we looked to seek shelter as lightning was drawing near. Once the storm passed we decided to get out of the chase car and seek shelter under an awning to shoot lighting. Within seconds we received a blast from lightning between 10m-30m away which shook both of us chasers. It's the closest we've ever been to such an awesome phenomenon.
Here is a link to a radio interview we did earlier this week with a friend of mine Drew from River 94.9. This interview was featured the very next day on The Breakfast Show with Mike and Marnie. Take a listen to the strike.. I'll never forget the sound of the sky being torn apart.