That large mass of cloud is a night time thunderstorm located some 30+ miles away over the sea between N. Ireland and Scotland, moving L to R as it crossed the ocean in front of me, I had a great side-on view of it as lightning flashed sporadically from the cell, as usual it flashed when I ended my exposure and vice versa. The drowndraught crossed the ocean and hit my location as a sudden squall which tried to knock my camera over so I had to grab it with both hands and hope for the best. It was a thrill to watch this storm over the dark ocean from a beach at night with brilliant blue and white lightning flashes casting shadows onto the sand and illuminating my face with the rich stars visible above the storm. As I watched it produced 13 flashes of lightning and during one surreal moment a movement caught the corner of my eye where I saw a large Rat with a long tail scuttling across the beach no more than 3m from me, I wondered how many more where creeping through the dark seaweed, the strange sighting ended with a low but audible rumble of thunder which arrived across the black ocean. Captured from Ballintoy Harbour on the Co. Antrim coast on November 29th 2011, read the full image report from this night here. * All images are available for sale in the form of photo prints, canvas or digital files for licensing, if you are interested in a purchase simply drop me an email.