Wind swept…

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 Responses to “Wind swept…”

  1. krikitarts

    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.

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    • lisakimmorley

      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 🙂

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  2. Adrian Lewis

    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

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    • lisakimmorley

      Taken with a 24-85mm lens. I do use Silver Efex – it’s a brilliant tool. Glad you liked it and thanks very much for the reblog 🙂

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  3. Adrian Lewis

    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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  4. LensScaper

    I’m sure some of that grass moved as Iooked at this picture. A real sense of wind-blown. Perfecto positioning of that tree too, Adrian.

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