Wedding and Thunderstorms in Chiang Mai ~ Thailand


Thunder and lightning in the skies of Chiang Mai in Thailand.

We had the smoke season, with ugly dusty skies, no visibility and a barely breathable atmosphere.
We had the hot season, with temperatures reaching 40 degrees C (100+ F), cooled down for a few days during Songkran, the water festival.

Now we have the rainy season that’s slowly creeping in from the north of Thailand. Cooler temperatures, overcast skies, dramatic clouds and of course: Thunderstorms!

Tonight we had a beautiful (but short) lightning show in the sky over Doi Suthep mountain. I placed my tripod outside and shot about 50 shots ranging from 10 to 20 seconds to get lightning illuminated skies.

On a different note, if I haven’t been very active and haven’t posted much in the past few weeks, it’s because I was busy tying the knot with my lovely wife. We had a beautiful small wedding in a resort by the river in Chiang Mai, with some friends and family that flew all the way from the US and the UAE.

Luckily, we didn’t get any rain on that day!