- January 18, 2020 at 6:25 am #429304
Lots of us are experiencing extreme weather, so shots of how it is with you, or interesting weather images from your archives. Landscapes or close-up or macro.
17 Photos That Prove You Can Capture Amazing Shots in Bad Weather. by Ritesh Saini
How to Photograph Lightning (With Awesome Examples). by Rob Wood (Admin)
Camera Settings For Rain Photography. by JasenkaG
- January 18, 2020 at 10:18 am #429324
Many thanks Tersha we have sun today for a change Yay 😉
Taken last week stuck indoors.
- January 18, 2020 at 5:04 pm #429353
That look like “read a book” weather, Patrick. 🙂
- January 18, 2020 at 6:25 pm #429360
Lol . i was getting withdrawal symptoms , we had rain and wind for a few weeks but feels a lot longer.
- January 19, 2020 at 3:59 pm #429425
Good opening image to the challenge Patrick! At least you don’t have to shovel rain…
- January 19, 2020 at 4:55 pm #429427
Thanks very much Preston 😉
- January 20, 2020 at 11:42 am #429506
Nice, I agree with Preston…at least you don’t have to shovel 🙂
- January 20, 2020 at 12:34 pm #429527
If we got snow on the same scale as you guys the whole country would come to a standstill … i wish it snow 😉
- January 22, 2020 at 1:21 pm #429697
Nice one. These shots always make my mind to wonder off some place else.
- January 22, 2020 at 5:44 pm #429717
Hi David , i know what you mean .. I spent many a day looking through classroom windows like this thinking to myself i should be fishing or something along those lines ;).
Thanks very much for your comments mate.
- January 18, 2020 at 10:57 am #429327Andre P.Participant
There will be rain …
- January 18, 2020 at 11:10 am #429328
- January 19, 2020 at 3:28 pm #429417
Beautiful narcissus image Bobbie. And your lemon shot is wonderful, so fresh, makes me want a gin and tonic!
- January 21, 2020 at 10:32 am #429607
Thanks for your comment Diane. I’m not so sure about the gin & tonic but I haven’t had a vodka tonic for years. It might be worth a try 🙂
- January 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm #429699
Has spring sprung where you are Bobbie? Lovely flowers.
- January 23, 2020 at 6:57 am #429751
Thanks David. No , it’s winter but we have a lot of winter blooms – narcissus, cyclamen, iris … Our red anemone season should be starting in a week or two and a month after, lots and lots of yellow flowers. We’re very dry in the summer and the dominant color then is brown.
- January 18, 2020 at 11:11 am #429329
- January 18, 2020 at 1:14 pm #429335
Rain yet lemony sunshine as well. 🙂
- January 19, 2020 at 9:19 am #429394
- January 18, 2020 at 5:05 pm #429354
Love the rain-soaked flowers and lemon, Bobbie. The word “fresh” comes to mind.
- January 19, 2020 at 9:21 am #429395
Thanks Leanne! The rain does give the air a certain freshness and we can certainly use the water. It’s just too bad it’s been coming down so heavy. Great for the reservoirs, not so great for agriculture.
- January 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm #429426
You made that lemon look delicious Bobbie!
- January 21, 2020 at 10:34 am #429609
Thanks Preston, I love them!
- January 20, 2020 at 11:44 am #429507
Feels refreshing, very nice image Bobbie.
- January 21, 2020 at 10:35 am #429610
Thanks so much John 🙂
- January 20, 2020 at 7:07 pm #429550
Lemonaide on the stem. Break this neat pic out during the summer heat. 🙂
- January 21, 2020 at 10:38 am #429612
That’s about all we can break out in the summer heat Gray. Lemon season is now, in the winter. All we have in the summer is the juice we’ll freeze in next few weeks.
- January 22, 2020 at 1:26 pm #429700
I could just drink something with a splash of lemon. Nice one Bobbie.
- January 18, 2020 at 11:13 am #429330
Enjoy your sun Pat!
- January 18, 2020 at 2:29 pm #429339
Thanks a lot Bobbie , loving your lemon Photo ..great job 😉
- January 19, 2020 at 9:25 am #429398
Thanks Pat. We love our lemon tree and its lemons (as does most of our neighborhood) and it’s a regular stop for the kindergarten kids learning about nature on their walks. It’s about 24 years old and right outside our window.
- January 18, 2020 at 1:16 pm #429336
Keep a weather eye out.
- January 18, 2020 at 3:09 pm #429342
A lot of feeling in this Dave, love the layers!
- January 18, 2020 at 6:56 pm #429364
Thanks Diane. It sure was a mixed bag weather wise that morning. Sun, rain, clouds, wind, calm. All within a couple of hours.
- January 19, 2020 at 1:58 pm #429412
This is lovely to my eyes , been drawing my attention a lot .. nice work Dave.
- January 19, 2020 at 3:55 pm #429424
Excellent treatment Dave! I can almost feel that the weather you described above.
- January 20, 2020 at 11:47 am #429510
Wonderful eye on this Dave. We see a lot of this double layer clouds around here also. Definitely a sign of mixed weather a coming. Love this image.
- January 21, 2020 at 10:05 am #429599
Thank you Patrick, Preston and John. I have recently been dabbling in B&W and am enjoying it quite a bit.
- January 22, 2020 at 1:28 pm #429701
Is the weather rolling in or out? Great shot Dave.
- January 22, 2020 at 6:45 pm #429722
Thanks davidc. Actually it looked like those clouds were getting stacked up along the low lying hills.
- January 18, 2020 at 3:07 pm #429340
- January 18, 2020 at 4:47 pm #429350
I’ll swap you for the frost Diane. Last night 10 inches of heavy white stuff stole our green winter. At least it’s starting to melt already. I guess we’ll just have to bear it for a day or so. Grown.
- January 18, 2020 at 5:06 pm #429356
That is a lovely blanket of snow for the those bears. Nice image.
- January 20, 2020 at 11:17 am #429495
- January 18, 2020 at 6:49 pm #429363
A shame there was no better place to hibernate. 🙁
- January 20, 2020 at 11:18 am #429496
Not to worry Dave, they aren’t real bears 🙂
- January 19, 2020 at 9:28 am #429399
This image makes me kind of sad Rob. I hope they’re playing in the snow and not abandoned.
- January 20, 2020 at 11:20 am #429497
They aren’t abandoned Bobbie. The sad face on the big one I felt was appropriate.
- January 19, 2020 at 3:24 pm #429416
That’s a lot of snow Rob! I’ll settle for frost and sunshine at the moment!
Such a sweet image!
- January 20, 2020 at 11:21 am #429498
Thanks Diane. Going to have to fly somewhere warm soon I guess.
- January 20, 2020 at 11:49 am #429511
Great creative shot here! More snow that I’m glad I don’t have. Great image Rob.
- January 18, 2020 at 5:02 pm #429352
Class shot Rob 😉
- January 20, 2020 at 11:21 am #429499
- January 18, 2020 at 5:19 pm #429359
We have had snow and cold lately. But the most interesting weather was yesterday when it was snowing, but clear and sunny out.
The image below may look like an ordinary snowflake but it formed on a clear, sunny day (at -17C). The phenomenon is known as ground-level precipitation (ice fog is a form of this type of precipitation) and the ice crystals are known as “diamond dust” This shot demonstrates a snowflake’s iridescent quality as well.
And this flake got caught on a rose petal…
- January 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm #429361
This 3rd shot wow such a delicate little fellow.
Great seeing 😉
- January 19, 2020 at 12:40 pm #429409
- January 18, 2020 at 6:37 pm #429362
I remember hoar frost when I was a kid growing up in Manitoba. I never see that were I live now. Your ice crystal and snow flake images always amaze Leanne. Love them.
- January 19, 2020 at 12:41 pm #429410
Thanks Rob! We used to a get a good frost where I grew up as well. Here, I have to go close to a river or lake to see some good formations.
- January 19, 2020 at 9:30 am #429400
The third image is amazing Leanne. It looks like a hand is holding the flake. Great eye!
- January 19, 2020 at 12:42 pm #429411
Thanks Bobbie! That is what I saw as well – a hand presenting the snowflake 🙂
- January 19, 2020 at 3:22 pm #429415
Love them all Leanne, but I just looked at the Diamond dust image on Flickr, and the detail is outstanding! 🙂
- January 24, 2020 at 2:18 pm #429815
Thanks Diane! I think I jinxed things. Went from cold and crisp to wet and rainy this week. I hope the frozen stuff comes back!
- January 19, 2020 at 3:49 pm #429423
Love the second one Leanne. The way you got the color in the flake really shows off the prism qualities of water. Interesting phenomenon!
- January 24, 2020 at 2:19 pm #429816
Thank you Preston! It fascinates me. I love when a photographic subject leads to more understanding of the world.
- January 19, 2020 at 8:35 pm #429437
Leanne the snowflakes are so delicate and a single one perched on a rose leaf/petal. Wonderful!
- January 20, 2020 at 11:51 am #429514
That 3rd image is definitely awesome. Love how you composed it. Truly great.
- January 20, 2020 at 7:10 pm #429551
Fascinating, thanks for the Diamond Dust lesson.
- January 22, 2020 at 1:31 pm #429702
Educating us as well Leanne. Love these shots.
- January 24, 2020 at 2:22 pm #429817
Thanks davidc, Gray, John and Pat. This is a subject I really love to photograph. Too bad the cold days are so short-lived and the days where we get precipitation are even fewer.
- January 18, 2020 at 7:05 pm #429365David ChesterfieldModerator
- January 19, 2020 at 12:37 pm #429407
This is so interesting, David! I looked it up and I’m still not sure I understand the geology behind it but nature sure can create some great shapes! Thanks for sharing!
- January 19, 2020 at 3:32 pm #429418
Fascinating David, like Leanne, I had to look it up. Cool shot!
- January 20, 2020 at 11:52 am #429515
Really grabs your eye and makes it follow across the image. Wonderful image David.
- January 18, 2020 at 7:06 pm #429366David ChesterfieldModerator
So jealous of this series Leanne! Beautiful macro’s.
- January 19, 2020 at 12:39 pm #429408
Thank you, David. I am that weirdo, in Canada, that cheers when it snows. Most of my friends think I am crazy 😉
- January 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm #429370
Sorry. Cheating a bit here. This one taken in Dec. 2018. But I think my editing is improving so dug this one up and tweaked it a bit. Ice crystals on rose hip.
- January 19, 2020 at 9:32 am #429401
I can do without frost (and cold in general) but it does do beautiful things in nature and you did a beautiful job here Dave.
- January 20, 2020 at 11:54 am #429516
Berry frosty Dave! Very wonderful macro.
- January 21, 2020 at 10:10 am #429600
Thanks for your comments Bobbie and John. 🙂 Those frosty mornings sure perk you up first thing in the morning. And coffee.
- January 19, 2020 at 12:21 am #429380Charmaine JoubertParticipant
After a Kgalagadi storm.
- January 19, 2020 at 8:18 am #429388
We’ve been averaging 2-3 snowfalls per week and temperatures below freezing. Sunrise yesterday (before a snow storm moved in) was “fire in the sky”. (a panorama)
- January 19, 2020 at 8:24 am #429389
Our bird feeders have been very busy with all the storms. This pileated woodpecker comes by frequently
- January 19, 2020 at 3:46 pm #429422
Wonderful Pat and you’re pretty lucky! Every time I get in range of a pileated, they jet away.
- January 19, 2020 at 8:38 pm #429438
Thanks, Preston. We’d never had them so close till a month ago. Still skittish but felt really lucky to capture him (or her)
- January 20, 2020 at 11:58 am #429518
Sweet image here Pat. Pileated are really hard to capture, I usually only see them high in the trees. Very good winter image.
- January 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm #429536
Lovely shot Pat, we don’t get pilated woodpeckers here, but we do get Greater Spotted, and we have some visiting in the garden.
- January 21, 2020 at 10:17 am #429601
Nicely done Pat. A beautiful winter time image. Such beautiful birds. Apparently they’re in our area but I’ve not seen one yet.
- January 23, 2020 at 8:55 pm #429792
Thank you, John, Tersha and Dave.They are getting braver ab soon will be pecking at the house!
- January 19, 2020 at 9:07 am #429392Andre P.Participant
February 2018. Since then, we haven’t had that much snow. But at least the robin is faithful and comes back.
- January 19, 2020 at 2:04 pm #429413
Great looking scene Andre , colours look good too.
I got a photo today another Robin but this one had a small Ring on its leg , i think it may have been caught in nets on a wild bird counting survey then released.
- January 19, 2020 at 8:38 pm #429439
Suppose I could send you some, Andre.
- January 19, 2020 at 12:04 pm #429404John ThompsonModerator
A storm raged in front of me….
- January 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm #429405
Amazing shot, John! Great light and colour in the fore and middle ground. I love how you can see some dark shapes shrouded by the clouds in the background. Great sense of depth that they create. And the downpour is the icing on the cake. Love it.
- January 19, 2020 at 3:43 pm #429421
This one left me speechless John!
- January 19, 2020 at 8:39 pm #429440
Beautiful capture and beautifully presented.
- January 20, 2020 at 10:30 am #429488
Congratulations on POTW! Well deserved.
- January 20, 2020 at 11:59 am #429519
Great POTW pick. This is amazing.
- January 20, 2020 at 7:14 pm #429552
Yes, this is an awesome shot John. Timing, patience, and maybe a little luck all worked in your favor. Printable and hang for sure.
- January 21, 2020 at 10:42 am #429615
I’m with Preston on this one. I have no words to describe this fascinating image. Great job!
- January 22, 2020 at 1:33 pm #429703
Yep! Great POTW John.
- January 19, 2020 at 3:38 pm #429420
It was snowing a little yesterday
- January 21, 2020 at 10:24 am #429604
We’ve had no snow yet this year here in the valley. But I do have a number of pine cone images in the archives. They make great subject matter.
- January 22, 2020 at 6:58 pm #429725
I hope you at least get a dusting to keep things seasonal. I have a bunch of pine cones as well. Don’t know why, but I always seem to snap their picture. Intriguing little buggers.
- January 20, 2020 at 8:50 am #429468
We have had more than our share of rain and storms. For the past month our skys have been gray more often than not.
This photo was taken last April, but we have had several rain falls this heavy in the last month. I would gladly export some of this to Australia if I could.
- January 21, 2020 at 10:27 am #429605
I love dramatic skies like that. Mother natures power on display.
- January 20, 2020 at 8:52 am #429469
John Thompson, WOW!
- January 20, 2020 at 9:03 am #429470
Sweet picture, Rob, but it looks “beary” cold. We rarely get more than a flurry where I live.
- January 20, 2020 at 11:26 am #429501
Thanks Leesa. Snow is usually brief for us. I’ve seen enough of it that it’s not a novelty anymore.
- January 20, 2020 at 9:06 am #429471
Gorgeous rainbow, Charmaine!
- January 20, 2020 at 9:08 am #429472
This picture is an older shot but aptly fits the weather over the weekend: 10 inches of snow with winds gusting to 40 mph. It was not a weekend to be out and about.
- January 20, 2020 at 10:31 am #429489
You’d never get lost in a blizzard in that outfit, Kent!
- January 20, 2020 at 10:54 am #429493
Stay by the fire mate .. nice shot 😉
- January 20, 2020 at 11:32 am #429502
Very patriotic Kent! (colours) You weren’t alone in having chilly weather last weekend.
- January 20, 2020 at 12:03 pm #429521
OK this guy is dressed for cold! Nice image.
- January 21, 2020 at 10:31 am #429606
Laugh out loud funny. Thanks for sharing that one. 🙂
- January 21, 2020 at 10:45 am #429616
I’m smiling Kent 🙂
Maybe think about some mulled wine to keep you warm inside. I’d be glad to join you!
- January 21, 2020 at 11:42 am #429619
- January 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm #429821
Something about that look Kent…makes me think of Jack Nicholson in the Shining. Do you watch a lot of horror flicks?!?
- January 27, 2020 at 9:53 am #430048
Heheheheeee… I do, and I lovee that movie. I used to perform in community theater and they always cast me as the bad guy.
- January 20, 2020 at 10:33 am #429490
Snowfall this past weekend. “Have a Seat”
- January 20, 2020 at 11:33 am #429503
Good thing that’s “behind” us Pat!
- January 20, 2020 at 5:13 pm #429539ClickParticipant
- January 20, 2020 at 7:03 pm #429548
Without a doubt, the worst time of year for me is when the cold, damp, dense morning fog from the valley creeps in and sits. Grandpa used to say, “It’s like living at the bottom of the ocean!”
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by Gray B.
- January 21, 2020 at 10:46 am #429617
But you did make a great image from it 🙂
- January 22, 2020 at 10:48 am #429682
May be the worst time of year but I agree with Bobbie, you captured the moment. Wonderful!
- January 22, 2020 at 12:19 pm #429691
Hey thanks John.
- January 23, 2020 at 9:02 pm #429794
Has an eerie quality
- January 24, 2020 at 3:04 pm #429822
Maybe not fun to be out in but I have to agree with Bobbie – makes for a great image! I love the sense of depth you get from foggy days.
- January 20, 2020 at 9:07 pm #429556Holly KParticipant
- January 21, 2020 at 12:18 am #429561
- January 22, 2020 at 7:01 pm #429727
Looks extremely chilly, yet I want to be there. Nice ghost town(?) Bruce!
- January 21, 2020 at 12:19 am #429562
- January 21, 2020 at 6:27 am #429577
Very foggy these days!
- January 21, 2020 at 8:19 am #429586
Excellent shot Jasenka love the moodiness and warmth from the sun , a lovely scene.
- January 21, 2020 at 10:42 am #429614
Just what Patrick said.
- January 22, 2020 at 10:50 am #429683
Makes me shiver feeling that wet damp morning. Definitely captured the feeling.
- January 23, 2020 at 6:12 am #429746
Thank you John, I’m happy I managed to capture that mood 🙂
- January 21, 2020 at 10:48 am #429618
Beautiful Janeska. It makes me think something good is about to happen.
- January 22, 2020 at 5:38 am #429657
- January 21, 2020 at 3:21 pm #429635Holly KParticipant
Wow everyone! I’m enjoying these beautiful and creative photos!
- January 22, 2020 at 10:53 am #429684
Frost on the deck
Heavy frost this morning with a very slippery deck.
- January 23, 2020 at 10:21 am #429759
Nice shot John. Beautiful color, texture and diagonal comp. Frost looks like tiny stars. No doubt that it was slippery. 🙂
- January 22, 2020 at 1:13 pm #429695
- January 23, 2020 at 10:24 am #429760
Your fly in a snow storm pic is wonderful davidc.
- January 23, 2020 at 10:31 am #429761
With morning came a break in the weather.
- January 24, 2020 at 3:12 pm #429823
- January 24, 2020 at 3:14 pm #429824
- January 25, 2020 at 5:25 am #429852
I love the very effective focus on the drops in the first image Diane. Once again, you give me a very different perspective on nature. Thanks!
- January 25, 2020 at 9:14 am #429866
- January 27, 2020 at 6:47 am #430038
These are gorgeous – first one perfectly depicts the fragile beauty of cobwebs!
- January 26, 2020 at 2:18 am #429934
It wasn’t too cold, considering it’s at about 10,000’msl. It’s the only ghost town I know of that has a hotel! lol. It’s St. Elmo, Colorado.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.