The bauxite mining sites around the coastal plain. The colours of their ponds are incredibly rich in colour. The mines follow strict environmental guidelines, minimising the risk of leakage if these ponds to occur. The minerals in the water make the water turn the cyan colour.
I was woken this morning by the deep rumble of thunder in the distance.
I am usually rather lethargic getting out of bed in the morning, but that beautiful sound that is thunder, I am up in a flash. I was dressed and ready to head out within a few minutes.
When I glanced outside, the early morning rays of the sun were just touching the base of the clouds. I raced down the stairs of my hotel room, jumped in my car and got to the beach.
This is what greeted me.
A few years ago now I visited the Swiss Alps while travelling through Europe.
This is one place I just fell in love with. Switzerland is out of this world. The deep valleys, surrounded by massive mountains.
We just don’t get that in Australia.
I would love to visit here again and spend an endless amount of time photographing it.
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In the right conditions fires can produce enough energy to seed Thunderstorm development.
These thunderstorms can continue for a few hours in relatively the same position is the conditions persist.
The particular thunderstorm was linked to a series of thunderstorms along the Kennedy Ranges, North-East of Carnarvon, Western Australia.
Pyrocumulonimbus is the type of cloud you see here reaching upwards from the smoke.
I almost done it again. I was busy at home, and just happened to walk to my back door to have a gander outside. The sunset that was going to occur looked amazing. All the ingredients were there, a decent gap between the horizon and the clouds, the clouds were at a height that were not going to shield any potential colour that may occur. My only issue was time. I turned and raced to my car, jumped in and bolted to the beach. 5mins I was set up and shooting this.
Very lucky indeed, and I say it all the time, but we West Aussie’s are so lucky to live in such a place to witness sunsets like this more often then not.
Autumn is in full swing throughout the south-west. We have a mixture of warm days and cooler nights now, and thankfully the showers are starting to return.
Last night while in my backyard I saw a large dark rain cloud over the ocean and heading towards the coast. So I grabbed my gear and headed towards Jindalee beach to hopefully capture the rain shower with the colours of sunset.
Driving around the farmlands yesterday trying to get my head around an area that I do not frequently visit, I noticed the clouds touching the tops of the Karri trees, and they even seemed to be seeding from the trees in some places.
This whole area is one I wish to explore a lot more, because in winter the fields turn a brilliant green.
This is a resubmission of an image I posted a few days ago.
Hope you like it.