Wednesday was the 1st of June and the first official day of winter here in Australia. This last week has been cold – the day before saw dawn temperatures down to -4 C. I took this image just before work at first light, a beautiful sky and the promise of a cold but good day 🙂
Autumn has been a bit odd this year – normally there are beautiful sunny days but this year has seen a lot of grey days and it is very dry. This image was taken last week, there was a frost and it turned out to be a beautiful day 🙂 This is a creek that runs into the dam and was taken literally as the sun was about to come up over the horizon.
This is the last image I will post for now taken during the sub-zero morning we had a week ago. It’s a puddle with many frozen layers which created these beautiful patterns (and the wonderful physics I can only start to understand) . It is an image which I both like and dislike, it was difficult to capture as there were many layers of ice of different opacity and sharpness but I liked the overall pattern. This is my entry for the 24th Monochrome Madness Challenge posted on Leanne Cole’s blog, initiated by Leanne and Laura Macky. Thanks to Leanne for her precious time and effort that goes into the challenge 🙂
Yesterday was an extra post because of the excitement of the snow 😛 This morning saw one of the hardest frosts I have seen in years so I was out before sunrise to capture the magical ice crystals – I wasn’t disappointed 🙂 This is a little Gorse bloom (considered a noxious weed here in Australia) with a wonderful covering of frost, backlit from the rising sun – click in for more detail.
I took this image yesterday after work at Mount Macedon (luckily for us only 10 minutes away). I know that for people that get to experience winters much, much colder than ours, this image may seem unremarkable! Where I live we frequently get sub zero temperatures in winter, but that means a very severe frost, not snow. This lasted for over 24 hrs and since the last time I saw it like this was 2007, one of my first ever digital images of snow 🙂 🙂
Another shot taken in the heavy frost last week. This is the top of a round timber fence post, again taken at sunrise…I liked the way the light caught the little needles of ice making this beautiful crystal forest 🙂