The clouds and sun in Sydney frequently conspire to turn on these beautiful skyscapes.
Work is 20 floors up and one of the windows regularly affords beautiful sky views. Or at least it did, there’s an apartment block there now.
In this shot I particularly like the painted look of the clouds in the top left and the sun radiating down through the rain in the center right.
One day it was particularly overcast and hazy around the office in Sunnyvale. I grabbed this shot while we were walking over to the town center to find some lunch.
It’s taken looking directly at the sun, I don’t quite understand the optical effect involved, 5 minutes on wiki leads me to think it’s not actually a halo as there was no ice involved.
Another instance of my fav sun over water combination.
Yeah, yet another instance of sunset on clouds action. I’m a sucker for those.
This one was done from a moving train in low light conditions hence the high image noise.
While we were off at the Fly the train continued on a bit further, looped around and headed back our way.
Where it promptly got cut off by and enormous and slow moving freight train.
So we got to sit on the grass for an hour and wait for it.
Whilst waiting I observed the above phenomenon.
And no that is most definitely not lens flare.
The weather for this years Earnslaw trip is best described as… “Generally fine with periods of intensely spectacular sun on cloud action”. That’s all I have to say about that.
You have no idea how hard it is to catch the stick mid flight.
I have updated this photo, some comments may refer to the original.
While in Invercargill we stayed with my sister Adele. They have a golden retriever which is a reasonably large and energetic sort of dog requiring lots of exercise. One evening the 3 of us took Oakley down to the beach for a run and swim. And I of course took the camera along.
This is the same sunset, just a half hour further down the road. Like I said, spectacular, all in all a very nice end to a long but enjoyable day.
Along the road between the Catlins and Invercargill we were treated to a spectacular sunset. After 12 hours on the go I would normally prefer something easier on the eyes for the home stretch, however one can’t argue with a sunset like this. So of course we stopped a couple of times to take photos.
Incidentally this photo was originally marred by a pair of power lines. It took me a while to clone stamp them out of existence, but it was definitely worth the effort.