Weekend Photography Challenge #470 What’s the weather with you?

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    • #429304
      Tersha
      Keymaster
    • #429324
      Patrick
      Participant

      Many thanks Tersha we have sun today for a change Yay πŸ˜‰

      Taken last week stuck indoors.

      • #429353
        LeanneC
        Participant

        That look like “read a book” weather, Patrick. πŸ™‚

        • #429360
          Patrick
          Participant

          Lol . i was getting withdrawal symptoms , we had rain and wind for a few weeks but feels a lot longer.

      • #429425
        Preston
        Participant

        Good opening image to the challenge Patrick!Β  At least you don’t have to shovel rain…

        • #429427
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thanks very much Preston πŸ˜‰

      • #429506
        John Teate
        Participant

        Nice, I agree with Preston…at least you don’t have to shovel πŸ™‚

        • #429527
          Patrick
          Participant

          If we got snow on the same scale as you guys the whole country would come to a standstill … i wish it snow πŸ˜‰

      • #429697
        davidc
        Participant

        Nice one. These shots always make my mind to wonder off some place else.

        • #429717
          Patrick
          Participant

          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.

    • #429327
      Andre P.
      Participant

      There will be rain …

      • #429332
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Looks like a good day to stay inside Andre!

      • #429576
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        This looks really good in b&w and enhances the grim atmosphere!

      • #429698
        davidc
        Participant

        Bleak and foreboding. πŸ™‚

    • #429328
      Bobbie
      Participant

      For a change we also have a lot of rain (or as we say here, a lot of “weather”) so I went out and did some shooting in front of the house. So far this month we’ve already gotten half of our yearly average of rain, meaning 202 mm out of 404.

      Narcissus

      • #429417
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Beautiful narcissus image Bobbie. And your lemon shot is wonderful, so fresh, makes me want a gin and tonic!

        • #429607
          Bobbie
          Participant

          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 πŸ™‚

      • #429699
        davidc
        Participant

        Has spring sprung where you are Bobbie? Lovely flowers.

        • #429751
          Bobbie
          Participant

          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.

    • #429329
      Bobbie
      Participant

      Lemon

      • #429335
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Rain yet lemony sunshine as well.Β  πŸ™‚

        • #429394
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks Dave!

      • #429354
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Love the rain-soaked flowers and lemon, Bobbie. The word “fresh” comes to mind.

        • #429395
          Bobbie
          Participant

          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.

      • #429426
        Preston
        Participant

        You made that lemon look delicious Bobbie!

        • #429609
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks Preston, I love them!

      • #429507
        John Teate
        Participant

        Feels refreshing, very nice image Bobbie.

        • #429610
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks so much John πŸ™‚

      • #429550
        Gray B
        Participant

        Lemonaide on the stem. Β Break this neat pic out during the summer heat. πŸ™‚

        • #429612
          Bobbie
          Participant

          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.

      • #429700
        davidc
        Participant

        I could just drink something with a splash of lemon. Nice one Bobbie.

    • #429330
      Bobbie
      Participant

      Enjoy your sun Pat!

      • #429339
        Patrick
        Participant

        Thanks a lot Bobbie , loving your lemon Photo ..great job πŸ˜‰

        • #429398
          Bobbie
          Participant

          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.Β  It’s about 24 years old and right outside our window.

    • #429336
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Keep a weather eye out.

      • #429342
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        A lot of feeling in this Dave, love the layers!

        • #429364
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Diane. It sure was a mixed bag weather wise that morning. Sun, rain, clouds, wind, calm. All within a couple of hours.

      • #429412
        Patrick
        Participant

        This is lovely to my eyes , been drawing my attention a lot .. nice work Dave.

      • #429424
        Preston
        Participant

        Excellent treatment Dave!Β  I can almost feel that the weather you described above.

      • #429510
        John Teate
        Participant

        Wonderful eye on this Dave.Β  We see a lot of this double layer clouds around here also.Β  Definitely a sign of mixed weather a coming.Β  Love this image.

      • #429599
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thank you Patrick, Preston and John. I have recently been dabbling in B&W and am enjoying it quite a bit.

      • #429701
        davidc
        Participant

        Is the weather rolling in or out? Great shot Dave.

        • #429722
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks davidc. Actually it looked like those clouds were getting stacked up along the low lying hills.

    • #429340
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Frost this morning …

      Frosty feather

    • #429350
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      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.

      • #429356
        LeanneC
        Participant

        That is a lovely blanket of snow for the those bears. Nice image.

      • #429363
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        A shame there was no better place to hibernate.Β  πŸ™

        • #429496
          Rob Eyers
          Participant

          Not to worry Dave, they aren’t real bears πŸ™‚

           

      • #429399
        Bobbie
        Participant

        This image makes me kind of sad Rob. I hope they’re playing in the snow and not abandoned.

        • #429497
          Rob Eyers
          Participant

          They aren’t abandoned Bobbie. The sad face on the big one I felt was appropriate.

      • #429416
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        That’s a lot of snow Rob! I’ll settle for frost and sunshine at the moment!
        Such a sweet image!

        • #429498
          Rob Eyers
          Participant

          Thanks Diane. Going to have to fly somewhere warm soon I guess.

      • #429511
        John Teate
        Participant

        Great creative shot here!Β  More snow that I’m glad I don’t have.Β  Great image Rob.

    • #429352
      Patrick
      Participant

      Class shot Rob πŸ˜‰

    • #429359
      LeanneC
      Participant

      We have had snow and cold lately. But the most interesting weather was yesterday when it was snowing, but clear and sunny out.

      diamond dust

      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.

      Diamond Dust

      And this flake got caught on a rose petal…

      Frosted Flake on Rose Bud

      • #429361
        Patrick
        Participant

        This 3rd shot wow such a delicate little fellow.

        Great seeing πŸ˜‰

        • #429409
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Thanks Patrick!

      • #429362
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        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.

        • #429410
          LeanneC
          Participant

          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.

      • #429400
        Bobbie
        Participant

        The third image is amazing Leanne. It looks like a hand is holding the flake. Great eye!

        • #429411
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Thanks Bobbie! That is what I saw as well – a hand presenting the snowflake πŸ™‚

      • #429415
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Love them all Leanne, but I just looked at the Diamond dust image on Flickr, and the detail is outstanding! πŸ™‚

        • #429815
          LeanneC
          Participant

          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!

      • #429423
        Preston
        Participant

        Love the second one Leanne.Β  The way you got the color in the flake really shows off the prism qualities of water.Β  Interesting phenomenon!

        • #429816
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Thank you Preston! It fascinates me. I love when a photographic subject leads to more understanding of the world.

      • #429437
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Leanne the snowflakes are so delicate and a single one perched on a rose leaf/petal. Wonderful!

      • #429514
        John Teate
        Participant

        That 3rd image is definitely awesome.Β  Love how you composed it.Β  Truly great.

      • #429551
        Gray B
        Participant

        Fascinating, thanks for the Diamond Dust lesson.

      • #429702
        davidc
        Participant

        Educating us as well Leanne. Love these shots.

        • #429817
          LeanneC
          Participant

          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.

    • #429365

      Tessellated Pavement at Pirates Bay, Tasmania. Taken on a cold and rainy summers day.

      P1100285

       

      • #429407
        LeanneC
        Participant

        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!

      • #429418
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Fascinating David, like Leanne, I had to look it up. Cool shot!

      • #429515
        John Teate
        Participant

        Really grabs your eye and makes it follow across the image.Β  Wonderful image David.

    • #429366

      So jealous of this series Leanne! Beautiful macro’s.

       

      • #429408
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thank you, David. I am that weirdo, in Canada, that cheers when it snows. Most of my friends think I am crazy πŸ˜‰

    • #429370
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      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.

      • #429401
        Bobbie
        Participant

        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.

      • #429516
        John Teate
        Participant

        Berry frosty Dave!Β  Very wonderful macro.

      • #429600
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks for your comments Bobbie and John. πŸ™‚ Those frosty mornings sure perk you up first thing in the morning. And coffee.

    • #429380
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      After a Kgalagadi storm.

      • #429406
        LeanneC
        Participant

        So pretty, Charmaine.

      • #429534
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Lovely colours Charmaine, great rainbow catch!

    • #429388
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      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)

      • #429517
        John Teate
        Participant

        “Red sky in the morning bring sailor warning”.Β  Nice fire up Pat.

      • #429535
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very nice Pat!

      • #429791
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Thank you, John and Tersha.

    • #429389
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Our bird feeders have been very busy with all the storms. This pileated woodpecker comes by frequently

      • #429422
        Preston
        Participant

        Wonderful Pat and you’re pretty lucky!Β  Every time I get in range of a pileated, they jet away.

        • #429438
          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          Thanks, Preston. We’d never had them so close till a month ago. Still skittish but felt really lucky to capture him (or her)

      • #429518
        John Teate
        Participant

        Sweet image here Pat.Β  Pileated are really hard to capture, I usually only see them high in the trees.Β  Very good winter image.

      • #429536
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Lovely shot Pat, we don’t get pilated woodpeckers here, but we do get Greater Spotted, and we have some visiting in the garden.

      • #429601
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Nicely done Pat. A beautiful winter time image. Such beautiful birds. Apparently they’re in our area but I’ve not seen one yet.

        • #429792
          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          Thank you, John, Tersha and Dave.They are getting braver ab soon will be pecking at the house!

    • #429392
      Andre P.
      Participant

      February 2018. Since then, we haven’t had that much snow. But at least the robin is faithful and comes back.

      • #429413
        Patrick
        Participant

        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.

      • #429439
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Suppose I could send you some, Andre.

    • #429404
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      A storm raged in front of me….

      • #429405
        LeanneC
        Participant

        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.

      • #429421
        Preston
        Participant

        This one left me speechless John!

      • #429440
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Beautiful capture and beautifully presented.

      • #429488
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Congratulations on POTW! Well deserved.

      • #429519
        John Teate
        Participant

        Great POTW pick.Β  This is amazing.

      • #429552
        Gray B
        Participant

        Yes, this is an awesome shot John. Β Timing, patience, and maybe a little luck all worked in your favor. Printable and hang for sure.

      • #429615
        Bobbie
        Participant

        I’m with Preston on this one. I have no words to describe this fascinating image. Great job!

      • #429703
        davidc
        Participant

        Yep! Great POTW John.

    • #429420
      Preston
      Participant

      It was snowing a little yesterday

      • #429604
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        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.

        • #429725
          Preston
          Participant

          I hope you at least get a dusting to keep things seasonal.Β  I have a bunch of pine cones as well.Β  Don’t know why, but I always seem to snap their picture.Β  Intriguing little buggers.

    • #429468
      Leesa
      Participant

      We have had more than our share of rain and storms. For the past month our skys have been gray more often than not.

      Troubled Sky<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

      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.

      Heavy Rain<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

      • #429605
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I love dramatic skies like that. Mother natures power on display.

    • #429469
      Leesa
      Participant

      John Thompson, WOW!

    • #429470
      Leesa
      Participant

      Sweet picture, Rob, but it looks “beary” cold. We rarely get more than a flurry where I live.

      • #429501
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        Thanks Leesa. Snow is usually brief for us. I’ve seen enough of it that it’s not a novelty anymore.

    • #429471
      Leesa
      Participant

      Gorgeous rainbow, Charmaine!

    • #429472
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      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.

      • #429489
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        You’d never get lost in a blizzard in that outfit, Kent!

      • #429493
        Patrick
        Participant

        Stay by the fire mate .. nice shot πŸ˜‰

      • #429502
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        Very patriotic Kent! (colours) You weren’t alone in having chilly weather last weekend.

      • #429521
        John Teate
        Participant

        OK this guy is dressed for cold!Β  Nice image.

      • #429606
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Laugh out loud funny. Thanks for sharing that one.Β  πŸ™‚

      • #429616
        Bobbie
        Participant

        I’m smiling Kent πŸ™‚

        Maybe think about some mulled wine to keep you warm inside. I’d be glad to join you!

      • #429821
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Something about that look Kent…makes me think of Jack Nicholson in the Shining. Do you watch a lot of horror flicks?!?

        • #430048
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          Heheheheeee… I do, and I lovee that movie. I used to perform in community theater and they always cast me as the bad guy.

    • #429490
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Snowfall this past weekend. “Have a Seat”Β 

      • #429520
        John Teate
        Participant

        Oh look a nice soft cushion seat πŸ˜‰Β  Too much snow for this southern man.Β  Stay warm.

      • #429611
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Beautiful play of light, shadow and texture.

    • #429503
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Good thing that’s “behind” us Pat!

    • #429539
      Click
      Participant

      Rain tents

      sea of umbrellas

      • #429726
        Preston
        Participant

        I hope nobody poked anyone’s eye out with that many umbrellas in one place!

      • #429793
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Have seen similar, Click and I love it.

    • #429548
      Gray B
      Participant

      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. Β Grandpa used to say, “It’s like living at the bottom of the ocean!”

      Morning Fog

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by Gray B.
      • #429617
        Bobbie
        Participant

        But you did make a great image from it πŸ™‚

      • #429682
        John Teate
        Participant

        May be the worst time of year but I agree with Bobbie, you captured the moment.Β  Wonderful!

        • #429691
          Gray B
          Participant

          Hey thanks John.

      • #429794
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Has an eerie quality

      • #429822
        LeanneC
        Participant

        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.

    • #429556
      Holly K
      Participant

      Breaking through

    • #429561
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      • #429727
        Preston
        Participant

        Looks extremely chilly, yet I want to be there.Β  Nice ghost town(?) Bruce!

    • #429562
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

    • #429577
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Very foggy these days!

      • #429586
        Patrick
        Participant

        Excellent shot Jasenka love the moodiness and warmth from the sun , a lovely scene.

      • #429614
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Just what Patrick said.

      • #429683
        John Teate
        Participant

        Makes me shiver feeling that wet damp morning.Β  Definitely captured the feeling.

        • #429746
          JasenkaG
          Keymaster

          Thank you John, I’m happy I managed to capture that mood πŸ™‚

    • #429618
      Bobbie
      Participant

      Beautiful Janeska. It makes me think something good is about to happen.

    • #429635
      Holly K
      Participant

      Wow everyone!Β  I’m enjoying these beautiful and creative photos!

    • #429684
      John Teate
      Participant

      Frost on the deck

      Frost on the deck

      Heavy frost this morning with a very slippery deck.

      • #429759
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Nice shot John. Beautiful color, texture and diagonal comp. Frost looks like tiny stars. No doubt that it was slippery.Β  πŸ™‚

    • #429695
      davidc
      Participant

      .

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by davidc.
      • #429760
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Your fly in a snow storm pic is wonderful davidc.

    • #429761
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      With morning came a break in the weather.

    • #429823
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      It’s been dull, damp and a bit misty here …

      misty

    • #429824
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      a couple of cobwebs in the mist …

      misty cobweb

      misty cobweb 02

      • #429852
        Bobbie
        Participant

        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!

      • #429866
        Patrick
        Participant

        Everything that Bobbie said goes for me as well , great photos as ever.

        Nice share πŸ˜‰

        • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 2 days ago by Patrick.
      • #430038
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        These are gorgeous – first one perfectly depicts the fragile beauty of cobwebs!

    • #429934
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      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.

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