Weekend Wanderings – Sunrise Over the Flats
Every morning I have been waking up and looking outside for signs of fog, or checking the temperature to see if it is cold enough for a frost. I haven’t been lucky so far this winter, in fact, there have been no frosts really and only two foggy mornings, and both of those were on days I couldn’t get out. I knew I had to go out this morning as I had a post to do, but I was hoping for something a little exciting, and then when I did my usual checks, I thought, oh no, nothing much this morning. The I read the weather forecast, early morning storms. Ha, there were almost no clouds in the sky, a storm was coming, I thought, what are the chances of a great sunrise. I quickly chucked on my gum boots and headed out.
It seemed the chances were very, very good indeed. I headed down the road to Banyule Flats and headed for the spot I’d recently discovered to see if I could get a good sunrise. This image was a bit later on, but I wanted to show it first. This is a HDR and I have done some of the treatments to it that I have seen Trey Ratcliff do. I love the effect, and wanted it to be the first image I showed.
This is pretty much how it was when I first got there. The sun was making an appearance slowly. There was a slight mist on the water. I love the way the sunrise is reflected in the water.
Then the storm clouds were atarting to come from behind.
The water was so still and it was so nice to see the colours and clouds of the sunrise reflected in the water.
I thought the sunrise was basically over and then I noticed some colour behind me. I love this tree, it is so gnarly. You can see the storm approaching here.
I thought the sunrise was over and was getting ready to leave, then I looked back at the swamp.
It seems we were getting an encore, a second sunrise. The new clouds that were approaching put on another show for me. How lucky was I?
I hadn’t planned on taking any photos here. I wanted to find somewhere else, but as I was walking past I noticed how incredible the clouds were and I knew that I had to go in and take some photos. The water was so calm and the reflections just made it so much better.
I had really wanted to head down the road to get some other images, but as I was heading back to the car the storm hit and it started raining. I did see the rainbow in the sky and decided to go and take some photos. It was starting to rain quite hard when I took these, and it put an end to my adventures in my backyard today. I will get more images though of other places.
First of all, can I say thank you to everyone on the lovely comments about the new theme for the blog, so glad you like it. The white background seems very popular. I also like that when you go to the gallery the background is black, so you can see them on both black and white backgrounds. Speaking of the gallery, I have more images and will put them in there now. I know some seem similar, but they were all taken at different times. All the images, bar the HDR at the start, were all processed in Lightroom.