Thursday, 30 August 2012

SkyWatch Friday - Stormwatch

After a long drive in the car I was ready for a walk.  But first we had to get settled in to our accommodation and play a few games.  These included "Hunt the mains power switch", "Lets guess why the hot water does not work" and "I wonder what all these levers on the fire do?".

Once we had had our fill of party games were headed to the beach.  For about five minutes we had a fine view of the headland the flanks the bay of Waratah Bay - but then it started to disappear under one of the better weather fronts I have ever seen.

If you looked one way the sky was an almost cloudless blue; if you looked the other way it was completely shrouded in dark clouds.  Eden one way, Ragnarok the other!

This front rolled over the bay and then dumped some rather heavy rain on us as we fled back to the house.  

The contrast in these skies from left to right is really rather remarkable.







You can find more pictures of skies from around the world at SkyWatch Friday.

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Enjoy the skies.


31 comments:

Carole M. said...

that one serious sky and fabulous photo opportunity (even though you got dumped)

Sylvia K said...

What dramatic, stormy skies, Stewart! Terrific captures!! Hope you have a dry weekend!!

ladyfi said...

Wow - these shots are stunning!

TexWisGirl said...

really gorgeous! love watching those heavy storm lines move in!

Brian King said...

Fantastic storm front! I like when the clouds form a heavy, defined front like that.

darlin said...

Stewart the skies look so threatening, you've captured them magnificently... even if you got dumped on it was worth it for the photos, don't you think? ;-)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is dark and somewhat sinister looking! Fantastic photos!

Phil said...

Terrific shots Stewart. I thought we'd had some grey stuff lately but those beat ours hands down.

Liz said...

WOW!! What amazing captures of the storm front, Stewart!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Whoa, those are some dramatic skies!! Absolutely gorgeous series!!!

Nette Cecilia said...

Dramatic ,lovley ,Nette

Emille said...

Stunning captures, Stewart! Hope that storm won't be too devastating!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's fun -- like two skies for the price of one. Until it rained, then maybe not so fun!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a cool looking sky. You can watch the storm approaching. I love these dramatic looking skies, great captures! Happy Skywatching!

Island Rambles Blog said...

that is a very dark cloud...you get the best storms there...like the story about your trip. I hear from friends that it has been cold and wet there.

Debra Anne of GIPSY in the PARLOUR said...

wow, such drama. otherworldly... really wonderful Stewart!!

Mama Zen said...

Fantastic series of shots!

bellybytes said...

Yes it is amazing how the sky changes as you change your camera from left to right. I thought I was the only one who experienced this phenomenon!

Nature in the Burbs said...

Wow, amazing photos.

Kateri said...

Pretty impressive!

Martha Z said...

A perfect example of a storm front.

Gillian Olson said...

A very dramatic sky, good you ran for cover. Neat to watch from a safe dry place though.

Zandarmid Photography said...

Stormwatch indeed! Impressive clouds, well captured.

Liza said...

Beautiful photographs! Happy sky watching.

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Gary said...

Beautiful skies!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Debbie said...

gorgeous, gorgeous images!! i love a good storm!!

Sue McGettigan said...

Fabulous stormy sky photos - love that light to dark transition!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredible skies! Never seen anything quite like this before. Massive, heavy clouds adjacent to clear skies.

LadyD Piano said...

Oh my goodness... Great series of photos with magnificent, dramatic skies!!

Erika Price said...

Wow - fantastic images and very dramatic! Hope the storm soon passed :)

karen said...

wow what a fantastic set of photos recording the arrival of the storm. Thanks for sharing.