27 January 2013. A golden moon rise:
Inside? Sulky puss 🙂
These are from a trop to Matilda Bay and back again, a quick walk around the streets, then a snatch of sunset and the moon.
First – birds: a quickly snatched shot of a wattled honeyeater in the fully leafed flame tree – it’s not on the right setting, but was this bird going to wait? Uh uh.
The others are the ubiquitious seagull, but such clear shots against the river, including wind-ruffled feathers. And they are attractive birds – in appearance. Habits? Not so much – & getting aggressive too.
Left from a magpie lark, I think.
the wonderfully knobbly trunk of a plane tree, and the massive trunk of a moreton bay on the bank of the river.
Back in MtLawleyShire – this beautiful tree is in someone’s backyard. Envy 🙂
I don’t normally like these, but the way the red caught the sun was stunning. I almost caught it.
Dunno what this is either, but it’s pretty.
ah – sunset – snatches of golden sky
from a distance, the colour is small and slight in a sea of infinite blue
closer the colour is more vibrant, deeper
& it really is the middle of suburbia – inner city suburbia at that. This one looks like it’s out in the middle of nowhere. Well, I suppose it is Perth…
a hint of rays
the moon partly obscured by clouds tinted by sunset
the sky darkens and I alter the settings on the cameraL moon waxing towards full:
The real distance of it
I like this one 🙂
but I like this one too 🙂 The second of these the camera was totally on the wrong setting so she comes out as a glamour-Plush 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my little afternoon.
More adventures with my little camera. Last night, I took photos of the moon last night & included them in the post on a sunset last week.
I have just taken photos of the moon tonight & this time, I have noted the settings and the best is this one: Manual setting:
Auto setting. The worst of them
enhanced colour – interesting but not quite right.
Super vivid isn’t bad:
ISO 100 – pretty good.
Portrait setting is surprising:
should be brave more often: Manual setting is the best though portrait setting surprised me.
I almost forgot about this Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond, then when I remembered, I wasn’t sure whether I had anything that would fit the idea of Beyond that I hadn’t already posted.
Well, I’ve found a few photos, and I’m still not sure whether I’m correctly interpreting it, but here goes –
Beyond the city buildings, clouds give a more true perspective and beyond the clouds – an infinitude of sky:
Beyond the stark quality of white sharp building and dark leaves, the deepness of sky & hint of morning cloud:
Beyond suburbia, looking east: massed clouds against an evening sky:
without these clouds falling into the deep coloured darkness of the sunset beyond the trees, the pic would have no particular perspective:
Coming from beyond the visible:
Beyond day, beyond open sunset, the closing down of night with remaining colours beyond the tree/suburbia line:
I’ve posted some shots from this series before, but not these 2. I could call them ‘beyond hope’ – a shot of virga lit by sunset with the pale evening sky beyond.
This is during the last week, but for the last couple of days, I have either been working or the sky has been utterly clear – like last night, although I managed to get this shot of the moon. It’s heavily cropped, so the sky is a bit grainy, but I am very happy with the moon itself:
As I was trying out the new camera settings, here are all the photos I took with the different settings:
If only I could remember what the settings were! There were a couple of others but I am ashamed to say I MOVED! Oh dear!!
Now, onto that neglected sunset – well almost. First, a white cockatoo flying above sunset & a bottlebrush flower
Fellow sunset watcher: a singing honeyeater
Now – MtLawleyshire’s sunset: it started gold, almost benign:
As the sun sank, clouds whisped in & the silhouettes and light made the shots look like stills from a horror film:
It was also the light itself contributing to that sense of something inimical:
a close-up of those golden swirls:
The more distant view:
These are more ‘Turneresque’ in feel:
The last of it, with the sky darkening:
No – not a sunset, but my fluffy gorgeous girl coming down to see what I am doing:
& finally – do you remember the rose the lovely Italian lady gave me? Here are inside shots of the rose in a vase on my desk. Me playing with the flash & settings:
Just a beautiful rose, and the perfume was divine.
I hope you enjoyed this sunset & roses – & moon!
It was a hot day of storms that never happened, of rain that didn’t occur and of an overall greyness. At sunset time, I noticed the cloud cover was thinning, so I went out, curious as to whether there would be anything worth photographing.
Well! The clouds were stunning. So – Sunset brought to you by Clouds.
One of the delights about sunsetty photo taking is my neighbourhood has become so intrigued by my presence on those evenings I’m not working that they come out to 1. find out what I’m doing & 2. chat. One old Italian lady chats away and last night, as I took photos of her gorgeous roses (only this one turned out), gave me 2 beautiful ones which now sit on my desk.
a flight of sacred ibis I was luck to catch. (I missed the sparrowhawks – 3 of them – because I was too busy watching them!)
When sunsetty colour finally happened, it looked like brush strokes
Virga above my very oven street
And it was supposed to storm & rain over Perth last night & we hardly got any rain & there were no storms. We have the same forecast today, but the sky is clear.
Sigh. At least it hasn’t been as hot as over Christmas/New Year – in Perth, at least. In the centre & the east, from the tip of the Cape down to Tasmania, breaking temperature records & up in flames? Welcome to global warming!
Hope you enjoyed these clouds 🙂
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