Friday, January 4, 2013

SkyWatch Friday - Big Sky / Big Mud

By the early afternoon the sky over Werribee Sewage works was putting on a bit of a cloud show.  The birds that we had banded had left the Big Mud and headed off elsewhere.

I love the scale of this picture.  The open spaces, the distance, the colour - and I suppose I find it amusing that its a sewage works!  (or, if the truth be told for this part, it used to be!).


You can find more skies (and probably less mud) at SkyWatch Friday.

Enjoy the pictures.

31 comments:

Arija said...

I like your low-flying clouds. Isn't it great how the cycle goes, stinking sewage + time = bird habitat.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies and clouds, Stewart, and a great capture as always -- wherever it is!! Have a great weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

it is pretty, though.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful!
Have a great weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

That view reminds me of open plains outside Wagga at Coolamon - when I was on a school trip with an aboriginal guide who showed us sacred sites. Adore the title of your post!

HansHB said...

Awesome sky photo!
I wish you a Happy New Photo Year!

Karen said...

Love those vast Australian skies!

Valerie said...

A great panoramic view Stewart - expressing well the vastness of this country. What is the mountain range in the background? Happy 2013 and looking forward to seeing more of your journey.

vincibene said...

Wonderful sky! I have the feeling I can touch the clouds.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful clouds and sky, Stewart. Do these mud flats attract a lot of birds? Happy Skywatching!

DIMI said...

Beautiful picture Stewart!Fantastic sky !!Have a great weekend!
Dimi..

Tricia Hays said...

Fantastic scope, oh so beautiful! =)

Dianne said...

Big Australian skies Stewart ..... that's what I miss most when traveling overseas.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo,Stewart!Happy New Year 2013!

Laura said...

So beautiful Stewart! Wishing you a blessed New Year from beneath this beautiful sky we share!

Brian King said...

Beautiful blue sky and I love the clouds!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Awesome shot! The clouds add a lot of drama. Bravo!

edenhills said...

This is a great shot! It is a wonderful perspective.

Jim said...

A beautiful sky shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kusum Sanu said...

Blue sky and cotton clouds are awesome!

Andrea said...

Happy New Year Stewart. I also love the scale of this shot, the distance to the horizon and the sky!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I agree with you, Stewart... great scale on this photo. Must have been a wide angle lens.

ladyfi said...

Agreed - I love the wide open vista. A lovely shot.

Jesh St Germain said...

The clouds make it look like a great distance! Great capture, Stewart:)

Aarti said...

Ah, such open vistas are such a treat for the eyes and the soul :)

Donna Heber said...

Wonderful photo Stewart! I am hoping to join Wild Bird Wednesday next week and meet some new friends. Wishing you all the best in 2013.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a beautiful sky. I know of at least two wonderful places for birding (not here) that are built at sewage/water treatment plants...great places for water birds, but some think it is hilarious to go to look for birds there.

Angie said...

So - not a good place to cool off then!!

pattisjarrett said...

It does look like it goes on forever in the distance. Nice effect.

Red Nomad OZ said...

HHHMMMmmm... so 'mud' is a euphemism, is it?? If you hadn't have said, I'd have thought it was an almost dried up lake!!! Happy New Year!

Mama Zen said...

How gorgeous!