Posts from the ‘skies’ category

Come rain AND shine!

Last Tuesday was a cold day full of quickly moving heavy rain bands – as I was leaving work there was a very heavy shower and the sun was low which resulted in a double rainbow.  Regular readers will recognise this viewpoint from which I’ve taken many a sunrise 🙂

Rainbow 2

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Cloudy water?!

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.

cloudy water

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Cloudscape….

This image is part of a series that I have been working on for a little while.  Where I live we can get some amazing clouds, probably because it is often very windy and being in the country, very little haze from pollution.

Robyn from Captivate Me included me in the B&W Challenge where you post 5 consecutive B&W images and nominate a person to take up the challenge with each post, so this is my Day 1 of 5.  In turn I am nominating Herman from Herman van Bon Photography.  As Robyn has said, this is NOT a have to participate challenge but something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and inclination 🙂

clouds1

As always click in for a larger view. Processed using a red filter in SEP2.

 

Mirror, mirror on the dam…

Hello again everyone and hope that you are all well!! After an extended and unplanned absence from the blog I am finally posting my first image for 2015 🙂  Taken about 30 minutes after sunrise, the bubbles on the water surface are from a large flock of various water birds I disturbed (accidentally) as I came around the tree line.

dam mirror1

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Rain on the plain…

Yesterday it was windy with heavy shower bands going through and I felt the urge to go to my ‘soothing ground’, about an hour north of where we live.  Pyalong again…it is much, much drier, but I had seen on the radar that there big, fast moving rain storms going through.  I captured this with the wind howling, in absolute spring sunshine watching the rain approach…now soothed 🙂 🙂

pyalong rain

As always, click for a larger view. Processed in b&w using a red filter.

 

A beautiful sky….

I took this image last Friday about 30 minutes after sunrise.  The sky was amazing as there was a weather front coming through which produced these wonderful cloud formations 🙂

dam2a

As always click for a larger view. Taken in near infrared on a converted D90

On a grand scale….

It’s early spring here in southern Oz and the weather can be very dramatic!  I took this on my way home from work last Tuesday – 5 minutes before the thunder and hail was so bad we had to pull over due to no visibility and localised flash flooding…then I saw this scene 🙂  A little unnerving as new thunder cells to my left and behind me rumbling away, but in front of me this passing cell with HUGE boiling clouds – I felt very small 🙂

newham storm

A small shaft of sunlight illuminated these magical clouds…As always click for larger view.

 

First Light – Monochrome Madness

I really enjoy seeing the work of others in the Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole.   Here is my offering for this week.  I haven’t had very much experience doing longer exposures in digital and something I would like to do more of.  This was a shot from our trip to the coast last month taken on the first morning where rain quickly followed and the sunrise didn’t really happen.  The second day was much more successful for a colour image and can be seen here.

First light wp

Waratah Bay Sunrise.

In the last few days we managed to get a couple of nights away at the coast.  We stayed at Waratah Bay which is near Wilsons Prom, the most southern point of mainland Australia.  Today I was rewarded with an amazing sunrise.  I had checked the tide times and knew high tide would be about 2 hours before first light – perfect!  This image was taken about 15 minutes before actual sunrise….  🙂

sunrise 1

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