Raindrops on a wet Friday out of MtLawleyShire

This was at Easter, on Good Friday and I was in the city at a convention.  But before I went in, there was a chance for photos.

The street trees are paperbarks and their blossoms were out.

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The rain clung to the delicate leaves:

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and dripped off the bark:

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everywhere there were raindrops: on the thick steel railings outside a cafe:

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on a window:

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gathered in a telephone cover in the footpath:

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the city itself had almost disappeared in the light rain, even though I was standing in amongst the buildings:

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and the river was a myth:

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It was lovely 🙂

 

 

 

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MtLawleyShire on an outing to the city

On a hot day, I met friends in the city.  As I waited outside the entrance to teh underground train station, I was intrigued by the reflections and shapes around me.

Taller buildings reflected in the round front of the modern styles around the entrance:

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reflections and touches of colour:

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across the road, blocky and odd shapes against a sky of cloud and light:

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inside the modern building: yellow lighting:

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contrasts on the exterior:

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inside, where we had lunch – more of that lighting and a wall of bottles:

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and a ceiling of colour:

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This is looking up through all the hanging pieces to the glass ceiling and the shadowy shapes of the buildings soaring up into the sky beyond:

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Outside again.  City laneways:

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Another laneway:

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a conjunction of city architectural styles, the first being intriguing light:

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Slices of city:

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a touch of art deco:

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grace and plane tree leaves:

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that graceful building from different angles, with all the different skyscrapers behind:

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& a black and white of that lovely old building:

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blocks on top of the imperialistic post office building:

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It was a fun day where consumerism was indulged in – to great and long-lasting effect 🙂

MtLawleyShire’s day in the city

I went into the city to meet a friend, and of course, took the camera with me 🙂

Old Perth – the bricks and sandstone, the variety of shapes and handsome windows:

Museum & the back of the Battye Library

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sunlight and shadow and reflections in windows – The old Police Courts

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PICA and outside the Museum

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on James Street

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the green and the shade of the summer plane trees add the illusion of coolth:

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The modern city of blocks and lines, glass and concrete and interesting reflections, angles and shadows:

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This is my favourite shot:

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and there is a Christmas sense to it all: decorations on the streets:

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& in the Museum where Betty the raptor is slightly less dignified 😀

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Another early morning out of MtLawleyShire

Thursday morning – another early start for working in the city.

First view of sunrise – lousy light, brilliant colours, and me running for the bus at 6.00 am.

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But this morning, I am working in the city centre, so I have time to stop and take photos.

From the plaza, with the sculptures outside the library for silhouetted contrast:

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Wellington Street

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Views of the sunrisen sky from the walkway across Roe Street and the walkway above Wellington Street, affording a lovely view of clouds and colour:

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The Bell Tower, at the river end of Barrack Street, against sunrise

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Looking down Hay Street east

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touched by sunrise, steeped in night

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Petunias at the breakfast cafe: Hay Street

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Two views of early morning sky:

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Hay and Barrack Street corner – buildings against the infinity of morning

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contrasts of light, shadow and styles

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against the morning sky

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Hay Street east in the full morning

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And this: bright morning and light

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Next posts will be sunsets and roses – & the lovely fluffy Fattee Cattee

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Sunrise & city shots out of MtLawleyShire

I have been working days as well as nights recently.  The first was on Tuesday, straight after Easter, and though it is not cold, or even cool, it is, nonetheless, dark at 5.30 in the morning.  So – we have the moon:

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Then, as I ran for the bus at 6.00 am – colour in the sky.  The pics are blurred due to me not understanding camera settings and the fact I had to stand in the middle of William Street & then run for the bus…

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In the city, there was no colour:

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In some of the streets, hemmed in by skyscrapers, there was almost no light at all:

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This is the view up Hay Street West through the front window of the CAT bus (Central Area Transit – they don’t really have special buses for cat lovers in Perth)

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By the time I got to West Perth and looked east, there was colour in the sky:

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It struck buildings and plane trees – quite lovely.

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During morning break, I saw the moon again:

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I finished work at midday and returned to the city – all pretense of morning was gone and the sky was the peerless blue of no rain and no coolth:

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I went home and went to bed!  Actually I met  a friend, then went home & went to bed 🙂  Actually – no – I took sunset photos, but that’s another post.  As is Thursday morning’s photos.  Many  more sunrise shots 🙂

 

 

 

 

a sunset in MtLawleyshire

Finally, a day that wasn’t infinite deep blue sky and a sunset blasting all into oblivion.  Some clouds!

Today would be better, but I’m working tonight so will try not to think about it & just hope there are clouds tomorrow evening as well.

Lantana – a pest and a terribly destructive plant when it goes feral, but like this – rather beautiful:

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against the sky  luminous

Lowering light caught in leaves

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a cloud with rainbow edges and the smooth wash of gold

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blinding  like calligraphy

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the brushstrokes

cloud swirls and light

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long views – the colour was really restricted to that one area

sinking into evening  above the colour

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deepening colour

waves of colour  illuminated wind words

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the wind's calligraphy  serenity above

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pastel colours in the aftermath

distant fading glow  the end of it

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& finally – fattee fluffy cattee in the sunlight.  Taken before sunset, but – she’s a lovely way to close.

the tummy fluff in the sun  in a mood

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hopefully there will be more.  We are having so many cloudless days…

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

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:

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Beyond the stark quality of white sharp building and dark leaves, the deepness of sky & hint of morning cloud:

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Beyond suburbia, looking east: massed clouds against an evening sky:

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without these clouds falling into the deep coloured darkness of the sunset beyond the trees, the pic would have no particular perspective:

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Coming from beyond the visible:

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Beyond day, beyond open sunset, the closing down of night with remaining colours beyond the tree/suburbia line:

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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.

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