In my experience the weather in this part of Australia (Victoria) can be sometimes incredible.  Often after a period of very hot days we get a ‘southerly change’.  This is in reality quite a shock – it can go from 40 C to 20 C (104 F to 68 F) in literally 30 minutes…the wind changes from a hot northerly to a cool southerly and the winds are often very strong.  This happened on Monday and flattened the long grass in this paddock.  The prevailing winds are north/south as you can see from the way this tree has grown, bent from south winds.

flattened grass
Taken just after sunrise (as normal!!)

15 Replies to “Wind swept…”

  1. Perfect for monochrome. I can hear the sussuration of the wind in the grass and see the waves. Do you know the film “Dances with Wolves?” There are two unforgettable scenes that come to mind, in which the main characters (John Dunbar and Kicking Bird) are standing in the US midwest prairie and savoring this sensation.

    1. A late reply. I know the film but have never actually seen it (on the list) – but I can imagine it having seen stills. I’m gad that you can ‘see and hear’ the image – it’s what I wanted to portray 🙂

  2. I absolutely love this, Lisa – and I wish I’d taken it! I love its Minimalism, the textures in the foreground grass, and that perfectly placed tree – and those few semi-seen fence posts going towards the tree. What lens did you use? Do you use Silver Efex Pro too?

    I like this so much, I’m going to reblog it onto FATman Photos. Adrian

  3. Reblogged this on FATman Photos and commented:
    I absolutely love this image – and I wish I’d taken it! I love its Minimalism, the textures in the foreground grass, and that perfectly placed tree silhouette – and those few semi-seen fence posts leading towards the tree . Wow, Minimalism – bring it on! Good photography, Lisa! FATman

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