November is storm season in Queensland and we’ve had a couple of loud and scary ones but thankfully the worst of them missed our place (touch wood). As a twenty something loving in Newcastle I discovered how much I loved a good storm when staying with family near the beach. From their house I watched in awe as the clouds rolled in and the light changed creating an eery atmosphere before the skies opened and the lightning let loose. It was magic.
There were pockets of storm action Sunday afternoon, mainly to the north of us so we got very little rain and only a few rumbles of thunder. We did however see some amazing cloud formations and fantastic light as we strolled around a local sports field. Bundy could not have cared less about any of it, he was too busy following random scent trails. With only my iPhone at hand I tried to capture the amazing nature of the clouds and light using the Lightoom mobile app and my phone’s native camera app. The images are a little dark, more post-processing required or perhaps there are better apps for capturing these types of scenes on a smartphone.
…and Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack says “let there be light!” for this week’s travel theme.
Embracing the pale in my travel photographs was an interesting activity, pale often has such negative connotations but seeing the beauty in pale is actually very easy, there is something so appealing about delicate white blooms, snow on a mountain and the lightness of colour as the sun sets and rises.
This is the first time I’ve participated in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and I’m finding that the various photography theme’s and challenges are a great way of getting inspired to take more photos and to look at those I have already taken, in a completely different way.
My choice of colour for this particular challenge is blue, a colour I’ve always loved and one that is lacking in my life at the moment thanks to weeks of wet and rainy weather – I miss those beautiful bright blue skies!
Blue Mural, Melbourne
Blue truck, Caloundra
Chandelier, Vivid Festival Sydney
Blue light, Vivid Festival Sydney
Flying over Europe
Blue ceiling frescoes, St Francis Basilica Assisi
Clear skies and cool waters of Capri
The blue Dragon, Lucerne Switzerland
Blue skies over Bellagio, Lake Como
Too much blue, Bridge of Sighs, Venice
Gondolas of Venice
I fell in love with the traditional handblown glass lamps feature heavily in Venice, but this lamp also appealed and I loved that it would have been easier to pack and transport than the glass lamps. The coloured light and happy shape brightened our last dinner in Venice, for we did not want to leave.