Posts from the ‘weather’ category

Avenue of Honour – in Autumn…

Hello again to everyone!  A good harvest is safely in (our earliest ever) and now it seems  autumn may be early – everything is out of step.  I took this image yesterday, the Avenue of Honour in Macedon.  I’ve taken an image of this road before (click for link), last time in spring on my converted Nikon D90 in near infrared.  I may be a week too soon for the colours but still very beautiful 🙂

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As always click for a larger view

A Crown of Gold…

I live near  Mount Macedon where there are a lot of houses with beautiful gardens (most are more like parks, being acres in size) that were planted in the late 19th Century, landscaped with beautiful northern hemisphere trees and plants.  They are often open to the public in spring and autumn.  Last month I visited one and saw this huge and wonderful old Beech tree, its crown in full autumn glory 🙂

golden crown

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Forest floor: 3

I must say I do admire people who post daily – it’s a huge effort!  Well, here is day 3…I liked these specimens for their elegance. I went back a second time after it had been raining and did enjoy lying on my stomach in very wet undergrowth, delighting in this ‘other world’ of such diverse and delicate beauty 🙂

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From the Mycena genus? Click in for more detail 🙂

 

Forest floor: 2

This is the second in my mini series of autumn fungi from the pine plantation floor.  This one most people will know as a ‘fly agaric’ or  Amanita muscaria.  The image from yesterday is, I believe, a more mature example.  As I’m sure for many, this to me conjures up childhood imaginings from fairy tale books.  Taken in late afternoon light 🙂

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As always, click in for a bigger view.

 

Forest floor: 1

Hello everyone 🙂  I apologise as once again I am behind with my reader!  I find a change in the seasons always brings fresh inspiration as new things forgotten for the past year re-appear.  For me this autumn has been all about fungi and I have been exploring the huge pine plantation near where I live after a ‘tip off’ from my friend Evan.  I have decided to do a daily series of different fungi, I’m afraid my knowledge as to their names is largely non-existent, but I hope you enjoy 🙂  All taken with natural light, the ISO is high in them all but I feel grainy quality suits the mood of the autumn forest floor.

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‘Egg- yolk’ – click in for more detail

 

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 🙂

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Sitting on the fence… day 2 of 5.

I took this image in December – a cloudless day with golden grass (and very harsh light!).  I was struck by the simplicity of the scene, the curve of the background and just this tree..sitting on the fence 🙂

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 2 of 5.  In turn, today I am nominating Truel’s Blog.  I must stress, this is NOT a have to participate challenge but something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and/or inclination and feel comfortable with it 🙂

tree and fence

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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 🙂

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

 

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.

 

Spring has sprung!

Yes, at long last the weather has turned and today is the first day of daylight saving where the clocks have gone forward so it feels even more like we have turned that wintry corner.  For me, work starts to get busy, as does the garden and it’s macro lens time!   These two images were taken very early yesterday morning.  Click in twice for more details 🙂

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An ornamental pear blossom. Hand held.

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Wild garlic. Hand held.