The past few days I have had the pleasure of being back for a few days to Camp Bastion (hot showers, fresh food, wifi, lattes and a real bed) or as I always seem to think of it as, the Bastion Triangle, as once your back here you never seem to have been away and the days seem to merge into each other and before you know it, you have been here to long.
Last night as I lay in bed, you could feel that something was about to happen, the air changed, the hairs on your arms reacted and within a split second, it was if God reacted to the last degrees of the devils heat that fill the landscape. The reaction was loud, as if a war was breaking out around us, between good and evil, the thunder was deafening and the lightening was simply stunning.
I knew it was my chance to not only see the beauty around me but to try my best and capture the battle that raged for you all back home to see on image, so with my Nikon D90 set up on my gorillapod I stood amazed as the battle around me raged, it was like a scene from a sci fi movie, in fact ‘War of the Worlds’ or ‘Skyline’, with blue streaks of forked light racing across the landscape followed by booms of thunder.
I stood amazed at the light show before me with my finger on the shutter release trying my best to keep up to ensure I captured the right image, so after around 20 mins, I had fired of around 200+ images and managed to capture only the one with a decent streak of lightening, although it was only the one image, it was an image I was happy with.
So I hope you enjoy my one image from the battle between good and evil that raged over Camp Bastion last night.
Regards Project Afghan.