It’s been far too long since I put up a cloud picture, so have another of the Painted Skies series.
Whoops! Apologies for the silence, folks – seems my last week of autoposts haven’t been autoposted. This is… slightly embarrassing.
Hopefully I’ll get that sorted soon. In the meantime, here’s the first of a new series of cloud pictures for you to enjoy!
Annnnd, we’re back! Sorry about the silence – turns out it’s hard to update when broken keyboards and temperamental internet connections conspire against you. On the plus side, I got to see some pretty impressive cloud formations doing their best impression of an alien fairytale landscape, which made for a nice few hours of plane-based photography.
I’m still getting caught up on the internet, so please bear with me if I don’t get to your blogs for a couple of days.
When you are taking pictures on a small boat, in fairly choppy seas where the Atlantic Ocean meets Europe, you can expect some blurry pictures. And every so often, you get a happy accident :)
No, the original wasn’t this blurry – in fact, at the size I post things on the blog it probably would have passed as sharp – but I could see the hints of something interesting and decided to run with it. Let’s just say this is another of those inspired by Impressionism pictures. (It also looks a lot better on a black background, but since that isn’t something I can do on this blog you’ll just have to trust me on that one.)
A Flamenco dancer (or a Sturt’s Desert Pea) swirls its skirts.
My christmas present to myself was a shiny new macro lens (Tamron 90mm). Today I took it for a test drive at the Australian National Botanic Gardens and put it through its paces. Not bad :)