Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The First Day of Summer?

I took this picture on Sunday - one day before the official start of summer in Australia - but nobody had told the weather.  It was pretty hot and by mid-day a heat haze had kicked in, making this distant view of Melbourne a touch more abstract than normal.



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24 comments:

Fun60 said...

It looks like a false backdrop. So unusual.

Montanagirl said...

Really nice photo! Looks mystical in the background.

Mary Hone said...

Nice shot. Hard to think it's summer for you when it's so cold here.

Revrunner said...

First day of winter. All in all, I think I'll take what we've been given today--rather mild beginning to the season.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty neat!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Fun60 nailed it. Cool shot, or maybe I should say a hot shot.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with John, Fun60 nailed it indeed!! What an amazing and different shot, Stewart!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

That's a cool shot :)

bas said...

Een prachtige dag om de zomer mee te beginnen.

Linda W. said...

Cool image! Hard to think of heat right now when those of us "up north" are shivering in our boots. :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The haze does give it a bit of an abstract appearance! Well captured!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope you have a wonderful summer, Stewart! I guess you are thinking about an imminent summer vacation, right?

Bethany Carson said...

Great shot! The effect of the haze is awesome!

Jen said...

Heat shimmers interfered with my photography of a rare bird this weekend. Grrrr. Neat affect it has in this photo, though. Almost like it's only a mirage.

Felicia said...

it does rather look like a mirage.

Stay cool.

ladyfi said...

A lovely shot.

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Beautiful pictures, beautiful views of Melbourne.
The haze gives atmosphere to the picture.
Best regards, Irma

Margaret Adamson said...

Mystical shot

Margaret Adamson said...

Mystical shot

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Ohhh!!! Summer.. We are going to winter.. Have a great week and thanks a lot for your comments..

Optimistic Existentialist said...

LOVE the effect of this shot. Like you say, it really does give it an abstract feel.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Spectacular cityscape!

Villrose said...

Yes, like a Fata Morgana!

Pat Tillett said...

I really like this photo Stewart. The skyline in the background looks totally surreal to me.