Friday, October 26, 2012

SkyWatch Friday - Melbourne

Melbourne is famous for having changeable weather - it's the old "if you don't like it just wait twenty minutes" sort of place.

I've also been thinking about how we (or at least me) always look for perfection in nature - the perfect sky, bird, butterfly or flower - and tend to overlook the beauty that can be found in the ordinary or the everyday.

So, I combined these two ideas and gave my self five minutes to get some pictures of a changeable, but otherwise seeming ordinary sky.

This is what I came up with:





I mat not have been able to do this if there had been no clouds - and true to form it rained within 10 minutes of me getting inside.  Ah, Melbourne!

You can find more skies at SkyWatch Friday.

You can find the newest post to my other blog here, or by clicking the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the screen.

Enjoy the pictures.

20 comments:

Karen said...

Great captures Stewart! I really like the deep blue of the sky.

HansHB said...

Dramatic clouds makes this a perfect sky post!
Well done!

Gary said...

That's a fast change. & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

at least the clouds meant business. :)

From The Heart said...

Great post!Amazing how quickly things can change.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures, Stewart! Dramatic clouds and change!! Have a great weekend!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Dallas, Texas has the same saying, although I think they say 5 minutes instead of 20. :) Your sky shots are fabulous!

Jesh StG said...

Haha, in Holland they say to keep your coat on, because it may rain in 10 minutes:) Great sky pics, Stewart!

ladyfi said...

Sounds like British weather!

Love these shots - they show the changing face of nature. I have to disagree with you though - I often think that beauty lies in the small imperfections and flaws.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful skies, Stewart. Have a good weekend.

Stewart M said...

Ah! It would seem that ladyfi has found a flaw in my post - in fact what she has do is made me realise that I had not included a sentence I meant to!

I have edited the post to make it say what I wanted it to!

SM

Brian King said...

Beautiful cloud formations, Stewart!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely captures, Stewart. I have to agree with Lady Fi! The weather in Maryland is much the same, changing on a dime. Have a great weekend!

Carver said...

Beautiful sequence of sky shots.

Lea said...

I like seeing the beauty in the ordinary!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Wenche said...

Beautiful Skywatch pictures :0) Lovely clouds :0)
(Thank you for your comment in my blog a while ago, have been away....)

Gattina said...

If these are Melbourne skies, they could be Brussels skies too, lol ! Proves again that we are all living under the same sky !

Cezar and Léia said...

Love your photography, you are very talented!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

SandyCarlson said...

These sure are dramatic, Stewart. Thanks!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's the same thing they say about Oregon -- and my skies prove it just like yours do! A profitable 10 minutes photo-wise and if you got indoors before it rained you did great!