Yes, I know, I should be studying, but I’ve just finished hours of lesson planning so thought I’d do a little more sharing. I had the chance to go to Matilda Bay this week – the first time in ages! And the day started out calm, and getting hot. When I got there, the first thing I saw was the Swan River family:
The cygnets are much bigger than the ones in Hyde Park (will post soon), & all untidy with feathers growing through their fluff.
This swan was only a little out of frame. They all stayed together.
From where I was sitting, the angle afforded this view:
& I loved the bark of the cape lilac:
And I can never resist this ancient-looking cypress:
a young magpie (its parent was very close):
and then – the clouds rearing up behind the city into the clear blue sky:
They were so magnificent – not that we got a drop of rain or anything from them – & it’s been the same all week! Maybe 10 drops of rain, but nothing else. Some wind,, just cloud, build-up and it all dissipates. The same thing is happening today as well. It’s infuriating!
I played with the photos – so there are black and whites of the same shot:
different treatment which gives different atmospheres to the same shot:
but I just love the clouds:
In this one, a plane is escaping what looks to be wild weather:
More play – I just love how the clouds diminish the city:
& this one – massive flat plane of shadow pressing down on the spread out city.
If only it had rained, or stormed, or something….