Friday, 12 September 2014

The Clearing Storm

In the middle of the week we had some  heavy thunder storms in Melbourne.  Like most thunder storms these were short lived and local. Some locations had a bit of flash flooding - but luckily not us.

As the storm clouds passed through and the sky cleared behind them, the setting Sun appeared was able to shine under the clouds that were still overhead.  This wonderful low angle light shone directly onto a new multi-story building that is being built near to where I live.  It would be reasonable to say that it looked pretty good, even if the exposure was a bit of a nightmare.

After a while I turned around and notice the the sun was catching on the still wet tram tracks that were heading almost directly into the sunset - so I photographed that as well.

And a funny part of this whole tale is that I only saw this light because I was taking the bins out!  A quick dash for the camera followed - and these are the results.







That last image was really hard - the Sun was basically taking up a position at the end of the street, and the rest was in shadow because the street runs down hill into the picture.  I tried a lot of exposures! 

You can find more skies at Sky Watch Friday


23 comments:

Revrunner said...

Maddening how we're forced to chase the light, isn't it? :-)

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures, Stewart! I do love the night shots!! And, yes, it can be frustrating having to chase the light!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Lovely captures! Were you dodging traffic too?

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley light ,Nette

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Excellent

:-)

Marie said...

The same thing happened to me one night...I went out to the trash cans and the sky was AMAZING! I ran back in to get my camera, and I'll post those photos soon. Yours are beautiful! The evening light can be so incredible. Great shots! And to think, you and I both would have missed them if it hadn't been time to take out the trash!

DesertHen said...

The sky after a storm is usually always beautiful in some way! These are nice shots!

HansHB said...

Awesome SWF post, love the colors!

Englepappa said...

Beautiful city pictures!

Christian Weiß said...

That is something I fear, great photos.

Valerie said...

Great shots Stewart - your alert photographer's eye provided its reward.

June Caedmon said...

Neat, Stewart - but that last image is my favorite - nicely done! I've learned to take my camera outside with at all times, even if I'm only ducking out for a second. It never fails, if I leave it inside, there's a show-stopper in the front yard, lol!

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photos Stewart! Next time you take the bins out, you take that camera with you!

Love the light and perspective in these pics.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love that low angle light! Nothing quite like it, and you're right, a real exposure challenge.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful light in that last shot.

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Beautiful photos with beautiful light.
The first and last photos are my favorite.
Best regards, Irma

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I hope you thanked the rest of the household for letting it be your turn to take out the trash! (Lucky for you and lucky for us!)

Small City Scenes said...

Always have that camera handy and of course thanks for the garbage needing to be taken out. Gorgeous shots. MB

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely shots...

Jen said...

What a beautiful sunset. A conveniently placed structure to reflect the light is a good addition to the neighborhood.

Pete Shanley said...

Nicely done Stewart! I may have been in that traffic (can't spot my number plate anywhere but)!

Lee said...

Lucky catch! Well done. :)

Mari said...

You did a great job!
Thanks for stopping at my blog. I've really enjoyed looking over your pictures. You're very talented!