Thursday, 9 August 2012

SkyWatch Friday - Winter Sky

At times you really can tell that the next landmass south of us is Antarctica - and this was a week in point.


The wind pushed through patches of cloud and heavy driving rain.  But between the rain you would sometimes get a flash of sunlight.  I was walking to get a sandwich for lunch when the sun cut through the dark clouds.  It seemed to catch this leafless tree as it waited for spring.  Maybe it the contrast between the tree and the sky - but this seems a typical Melbourne winter scene.  Rain, clouds, some sun and most things waiting for spring.

You can find more skies here at SkyWatch Friday.

You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention link on the RHS of the screen.

Enjoy the skies.

30 comments:

  1. My goodness me, that is one atmospheric photo!

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  2. Fantastic, dramatic skies, Stewart, and a terrific capture! Hope you have some good weather for the weekend!

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  3. Wow! I love the dramatic atmosphere in the sky! Wonderful clouds!
    :)

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  4. Oh, I love this dramatic shot!

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  5. That is one dramatic, ominous looking sky!

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  6. Such a great sky, Stewart! Any sign of coming spring must be a good one.

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  7. a really beautiful moment; I love this photograph. The light on the bare branches and that threatening sky backdrop is the perfect combo'

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  8. Really georgeous!! A very dramatic sky :)

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  9. It's a beautiful sky and this is the first time I think I've realized how cold it actually gets over there in the winter! t i

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  10. That is dramatic! I would love to see such thing once!

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  11. Wonderful shot. You caught the sky at a great moment.

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  12. That is amazing. The variability that is swirling around our globe sure creates an adventure.

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  13. That is a very dramatic sky, I'm thinking I would have an umbrella with me.

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  14. Yes, I loved the contrast between the tree and the dark clouds. Wonder how the tree will look in Spring!

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  15. Those clouds are just incredible!! I love the contrast between them, and the tree catching the sunlight!!

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  16. Incredible photo, Stewart. The sky is dark and mysterious, and the tree looks to be in the spotlight.

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  17. Wow! That is one dark, moody and mean looking sky! Great photo...

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  18. That's beautiful! The clouds are so dark and ominous!

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  19. Great clouds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  21. seems odd that you are waiting for spring ...it is so hot here...you do get the storms there and great skies...cheers.

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  22. Wow that sky is sure dramatic. Fabulous photograph. Thanks for your witty comment on my blog post, Pelican Airways. Still laughing.

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  23. Really do like that sky! Skies like that really excite me - thinking of the thunder and lightening that could be right behind those clouds! (I love to paint clouds).

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  25. Definitely a typical dramatic Melbourne winter sky!! I'm so glad we've seen more sun over the last 3-4 weeks!!

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  26. a perfect shot. Love the bright tree against he dark sky. :)


    You want to see skies in Scotland? I know I am teesing you a bit. :)

    Here it is:
    http://nftravel.blogspot.se/2012/06/120627-skottland-scotland-day-4.html

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  27. Gigantisch schön!!

    LG Mathilda

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