Thursday, July 14, 2011

SkyWatch ~ Darkening skies


One evening at Arno Bay on the Eyre Peninsula in South
Australia, the sky looked quite promising for an interesting
sunset . . . giving a whole new meaning to pole sitting . . .


Clouds were gathering and showing a nice touch of colour,


until just a few too many arrived and the light found it
difficult to break through


and a few minutes later it started to pour. I just managed
to tuck my camera safely under my jacket and arrived at
our lodging absolutely dripping.



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30 comments:

  1. beautiful and potent clouds! glad you could save your camera from a dousing!

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  2. Terrific captures as always, Arija! And a beautiful way to end the day -- even if the rain did come! Hope all is going well with you. Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Beautiful skies but I do wish we had those lovely birds here.

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  4. Wonderful photos! The center one with the Palm is what I think sunset along a shore should look like,just lovely!

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  5. Love the pole-sitting shot, Arija! I'm glad your camera stayed dry even though you were soaking wet.

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  6. You cut that close! But the pictures were worth it...glad you (and your camera) didn't drown!!

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  7. Arija, I just love that shot fo the pelican agaisnt the darkening sky. I saw a special on the pelicans of Austrailia on our local PBS station. It was fascinating.

    So sorry I have been absent for so long. I haven't forgotten you! thanks for Identifying the St. John's wort flower for me!

    BTW, you asked me about the Nikon D80 quite awhile back. Well, it is a very good camera but can be a bit heavy to carry around. Still, with the 70-300mm lens, I can get most bird shots I want without having to use a tripod. Sometimes I do find it a bit hard to lift and hold steady. I need to do more push-ups I guess! LOL! I still have so much to learn about it. I know I am not using it to its full potential.

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  8. Lovely photos Arija! The top photo with the "pole-sitting" pelican is priceless. Have a happy day and take care!

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  9. Lovely photos Arija! The top photo with the "pole-sitting" pelican is priceless. Have a happy day and take care!

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  10. Wonderful captures, Arija! Love the shot of the pole sitting bird. Happy skywatching!

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  11. Brilliant, especially the pelican shot.

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  12. That's a big bird for a small pole! Those clouds were potent.

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  13. A really great series of shots! Love that pelican.

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  14. What a lovely sky shots!

    My Skywatch, have a nice weekend ahead.

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  15. I like your post very much. It's true that just looking up can just change your whole day.

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  16. That bird looks way to big to be pole sitting yet sure makes a great silhouette to the pretty sky. Sorry you got wet but glad you kept the camera dry. ;)

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  17. Great to have news from you Arija. Have you noticed my very poorly photographed header pic?? Taken 2 weeks ago at the Westmount Summit! If you look hard enough, you may even see my parents' house, near St. Lambert, on the South Shore. hehe. I took this photo for you... hope you like it. Take care.

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  18. If it wasn't entirely the wrong season, I'd swear that pelican was doing its shift on CFS bushfire watch! Good that the Eyre Peninsula is getting so much rain.Nice work with the camera Arija - thanks for your recent visit and much appreciated comment.

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  19. Lovely from top to rainy bottom images. The second one form the top is a great scape image. Hope that you are simply enjoying yourself way too much~

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  20. The are beautiful shots. I love the bird on the pole.

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  21. Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  22. These are really exquisite cloud photos, Arija.

    I was very interested in your comment on my blog about flood irrigation being wasteful and am off to research newer kinds of irrigation methods. They have started covering the ditches that deliver the water to the fields, and that saves water.

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  23. Fantastic pictures! very beautiful!

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  24. I'm sorry you got wet, but before that you did take some awesome shots. A place I'd love to sit in the quiet and just enjoy the sights.
    B.

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  25. Love the sky with pelican :-) Moody skies...but beautiful.

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  26. I love dark skies like these. You photographed them well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. oh,my! stunning shots...love them all! sorry for the late visit...:)

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