Monday, 30 March 2015

What a difference a day makes

When we were in Tasmania during January, the weather decided to put on a bit of a show.  There is not much between Tasmania and Antarctica but water and wind - and in the correct proportion those two ancient elements produce a third, rain.  In abundance.

Over one night we had some rather heavy rain - and by coincidence I had taken a picture of this small waterfall the day before.  So, I made a second shot - not exactly from the same place, but close enough.

When you walk on the hills in Tasmania you always need a full set of weatherproof kit - these pictures show you why!

Day 1
Day 2
As ever, these picture look better bigger!

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

28 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Yep I can see a lot of rain fell overnight.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Stewart, the overnight rain caused that, wow.

Mosura said...

Ah... There's a place I'm familiar with. Pencil Pine Cascades. Great comparison shots. I have a similar comparative shots of the waterfall just down stream from there.

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty spot, the cascades are beautiful. My hubby would love this place! Happy Monday!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhh...the gentle water is calming, eh?

Irma said...

There is a lot of rain fall that night.
That is good to see.
A very good new week, Stewart.
Best regards, Irma

TexWisGirl said...

wow. beautiful!

Linda W. said...

The incredible disappearing waterfall.... :) Nice comparison photos.

ladyfi said...

That's a lot of rain! Lovely shots.

Mary Hone said...

Wow!! That's a big change.

Sylvia K said...

A lot of rain indeed and what beautiful captures!! Have a great new week, Stewart!!

Missy George said...

The camera can't replace the naked eye although they sure are getting pretty close..Your first pic is beautiful..The second looks angry..but still lovely..Hope you had some shelter during that rain..

Montanagirl said...

Oh my - what a difference a day makes!! Great shots, Stewart!

Carver said...

The waterfalls are gorgeous.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Lots more water in the falls ~ Beautiful shots! A 'serendipity' ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Valerie said...

Great contrasting images Stewart. Tasmania is full of beautiful scenery - thank you for sharing some of it with us.

Fun60 said...

The comparison photos say it all.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

wow!! that is so beautiful :)

Felicia said...

wow what a huge difference.

I love the first image though

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That's a really significant difference over a short period of time. Hope you were able to keep your camera gear dry!

What Karen Sees said...

Both are lovely shots, but you are right, weather conditions change everything!

Joyful said...

Great pics. I've been to Australia 3 x but never to Tasmania. I didn't realize it rained a lot there.

Andrea said...

I am smiling at your description of Tasmania conditions as related to the Antarctic. And those flood waterfalls are great, in my need to assuage my need to see them i used to visit an area of our property which only have water/waterfalls during heavy rains. I even invested/lost my lens cap there. Stewart, can you visit my post? You might know the importance of the black beetles to the plants at the Black Mountains.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It must rain there like it does here in Florida to make that much difference overnight. But no mountains here ergo no waterfalls. I miss them. Yours are beautiful.

Lea said...

It is kind of like life, isn't it? One day all peaceful and calm, and then the next day chaos!
Great photos, both of them.

Linda M. Carmean said...

What a wild and fascinating place...just ocean and wind between it and Antarctica! You got a fascinating comparison. I'd hate to have a little farm downstream of this!

Mama Zen said...

Wow!

bailey-road.com said...

What a difference a day makes!