Weekend Photography Challenge #373 How's the weather with you?

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  • #331582

    Tersha
    Keymaster
  • #331586

    Mike57
    Participant

    While we are still enduring the last few weeks of winter here in Ohio, I have fond memories of our last trip to Barbados. Absolutely gorgeous weather every day. This was a view that I captured on the eastern coast facing the Atlantic, where the winds were quite strong. I did a bit of digital magic to enhance the idea of the grasses being swept by the strong breezes, and the view of the sweeping valley with the rain clouds just off the shore. I hope you find it as emotive as I do. Mike

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by  Mike57.
    • #331613

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Lovely Mike. I like the effect you used on the grass – I can hear it moving in the wind! Great colours too. It definitely makes me feel warmer, which I appreciate, as we had snow yet again last night!

    • #331951

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely shot Mike, I really like the effects with grass, I can almost feel the warm breeze!

  • #331594

    Leesa
    Participant

    Here is a bit of sunny yellow for those of you with extreme weather. I finally have some sunshine, however, one cannot walk in the yard without wellies. We have had quite a bit of rain for the last several weeks.

    Carolina in My Mind<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

    • #331614

      LeanneC
      Participant

      These photos are warming me up! Thanks for reminding us, in the northern hemisphere, that spring isn't too far off, Leesa!

    • #332033

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely sunny yellow Leesa!

  • #331598

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    Not my view in a few days when I return home. Hoping most of the nasty stuff is passed back there. For now….. Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

    • #331615

      LeanneC
      Participant

      I hope, for your sake, that the nasty stuff IS gone, Rob! Be hard to leave this sight. I am considering plugging in my sun lamp, putting on some shorts and a tank, and looking at a large version of your photo…I might just trick myself! 😉 Enjoy your last few days!

    • #331791

      Leesa
      Participant

      That gorgeous beach would be hard to leave!

  • #331611

    E. Q. de Souza
    Participant

    Took this shot with my iPhone but it shows the weather for sure, cold!

    Icy Canal in Amsterdam

    • #331616

      LeanneC
      Participant

      What a neat sight, E.Q.!

    • #331667

      Bobbie
      Participant

      That's something we fortunately never see here! I like to look at it, less to be in it.

  • #331617

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Those of you that know me, know I love my snow (flakes) but even I have a limit. It snowed again last night, where we are, and the snow even followed us to Washington last weekend, where we anticipated seeing some early signs of spring. So, here is a shot of winter in south central B.C.:

    Nicola Lake, B.C.

    The lake IS frozen (actually very thick), but water on top of the ice is from a couple of days above zero.

    And this is what the weather looked like in Bellingham, upon arrival:

    Crossing the Nooksack

    And after the snow melted:

    After the Snow

     

     

     

    • #331668

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Gorgeous images Leanne. I especially like the first one of the river.  The composition leads you right in and the mix of the water, the ice and snow is fascinating. The colors add to the image of “cold”! Here's hoping you get some respite soon.

    • #331772

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Very nice Leanne. I especially like the first one of the ice covered rock.

    • #331790

      Leesa
      Participant

      Wonderful images! If I were to visit snow, I would love to see places like that lake.

      • #331831

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thank you Bobbie, Kent and Leesa!

    • #331988

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Really like this one, Ice covered rocks. I have a good title for you (although I just used it myself… 🙂 )

  • #331623

    E. Q. de Souza
    Participant

    Pretty warm pictures above us Leanne, it makes me feel warm as well. Here in Amsterdam as in the north of Europe the weather is pretty cold, unfortunately here I hardly have snow that don't melt, I tried to photograph some snow flakes inspired by you but just got some blobs of melted ice. I will try next time with fresh snow and see if I get luck.

    Micro Icy Snow

     

    • #331745

      LeanneC
      Participant

      The snowflake shots can be challenging but rewarding, E.Q. I did a round of shots that produced nothing worth keeping today (the flakes were melting quickly as we hovered around zero). Try putting some materials (scarves, glass, even ice) outside ahead of time, under cover, to get them nice and cold, before trying to catch the flakes. I hope you have success! Good luck.

  • #331625

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    We've just reached the end of summer here in Oz and that's the time when blackberries are everywhere to be found. I often pick and eat them while wandering through the hills on my photo excursions. They're considered an infestation here and I heard a radio program yesterday about how local councils regularly spray them with poison to kill them at this time of year…Gulp! They then spray them with dye to identify those that have been sprayed…which I haven't yet noticed thankfully. Don't think I'll be picking wild berries anymore though.

    • #331627

      karenhy
      Participant

      They look good Graham. I used to eat wild ones when out in the woods when I was younger. Unfortunately, there isn't many around here anymore. Be careful which ones you eat!

    • #331669

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Nice use of dof Graham. They remind me of the mulberries we have here. Please, do us a favor and buy your berries in the store.

    • #331746

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Every time I see this shot my mouth waters, Graham. It seems a shame they get sprayed! I remember picking blackberries with my Mom and sister when I was little. The bush that we were picking from started to shake violently. We didn't wait around to see if it was a bear…we just ran!

    • #331779

      Leesa
      Participant

      I love you photo. It takes me back more than a few years. Wild blackberries have almost disappeared where I lived as a child. There once were large patches of berries all around our rural neighborhood. Berry pickin' was an essential summer activity. Usually they were ready in time to make cobbler for 4th of July picnics. In good years we also made jam. No commercial product compares with those wild berries.

  • #331626

    karenhy
    Participant

    Went to New Orleans last week and had a week of above ave temps-80's all week and sunny. Just 1 night of light rain. Came back home to freezing weather and snow, rain and flooding:(

    Jackson Square NOLA

    • #331670

      Bobbie
      Participant

      At least this beautiful shot will help you remember the warmth Karen. The colors and the lighting work to give it a slightly dreamlike quality.

    • #331871

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      I like this pic Karen, very well composed I'd say. Really conveys the feeling of being there quite well.

  • #331643

    chris pook
    Participant

    The Beast from the East meets Geneva Airport;

    Travels in time and place

    Travels in time and place

    iPhone X and Snapseed.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by  chris pook.
    • #331872

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      I really like the first pic especially Chris. It is very artistic. Love the lines, angles and shades of black, white and grey..

      • #332217

        chris pook
        Participant

        thanks Graham.   I liked the view as well.  If it were just a little simpler… but thanks.

  • #331650

    34 degrees C (93.2 F), too hot to go outside…

    Also too hot to fly away! Thankfully.

    Female Blue Skimmer Dragonfly.

    P3030410

     

    • #331671

      Bobbie
      Participant

      WOW! A pilot getting ready for takeoff.

    • #332082

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Beautiful. This picture is so sharp I need a band-aid.

    • #332320

      Tom M
      Participant

      Yes-very sharp photo. Well done…

      Tom

  • #331655

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    I went for a walk up the lane yesterday ….
    snow sculptures …

    snow sculptres

    snow sculptres 02

    and a stuck car ….

    stuck

    • #331656

      chris pook
      Participant

      Brrr!!!!

       

       

    • #331674

      Bobbie
      Participant

      That's some pretty deep snow Diane. I think you've conveyed the weather very convincingly.  Hope you bundle up well.

    • #331773

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Love the last one! What a great storytelling photo!

    • #331789

      Leesa
      Participant

      Wow! That must have been quite a fierce storm!

    • #332321

      Tom M
      Participant

      love the 1st pic. I'm shivering cause it reminds me of NY winters. Only miss them a little though…

      Tom

  • #331657

    chris pook
    Participant

    I'm going again… Selfie (sorry sorry sorry, and I'm not even a teenager, but you know, whatevers…)

    Travels in time and place

    Impressed with iPhone X camera, more than the weather.  This was skiing in France a couple of days ago.  Back in the office now in shirtsleeves.  🙂

    • #331673

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I surprised you could even manage to move a finger to take the shot Chris. Stay warm (and off snowy runways)!

    • #331747

      LeanneC
      Participant

      I see you are a little more ‘covered' in this selfie, Chris! ????

      • #331749

        chris pook
        Participant

        Wouldn't want to spoil your breakfast Leanne.  🙂

    • #331774

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      That looks VERY cold!

  • #331664

    Alex
    Participant

    So it's not only me here who “enjoys” snow and cold… whew. Will someone tell March that it is a spring month? 😀

    • #331675

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Glad to be of service: Hey March, think SPRING!

    • #331691

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Headed out to take snowflake photos…will chat with March right after that 😉

  • #331677

    Bobbie
    Participant

    I haven't been using the camera lately, new term starts tomorrow. Here is one I posted before but it's typical of what is going on now.

    Sorry to all of you dealing with cold, snow and ice – it's hotter than usual for this time of the year: 29C here today (about 84F). We're just about at the end of our “red” month. In a week or two the red anemones will be replaced by yellow flowers all over the place.

    • #331690

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Beautiful Bobbie! Love the feeling of warmth that your photo conveys. Those red anemones are gorgeous.

      • #331804

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks Leanne

  • #331686

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    COLD !
    Snowy Pines
    .
    Heading for the Storm
    .
    Foggy Mountains
    .
    Snowy Day at Roberts Ranch

    • #331693

      LeanneC
      Participant

      I feel your cold, Robert!

  • #331694

    Jeff Zias
    Participant

    Not extreme in any way, but perhaps a cheery view from yesterday, with cotton balls in the sky and a few new friends looking on …

     

    Pillowy clouds in late winter

    A Few Friends Looking On

  • #331697

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Just took this.
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    When the Wind Roars on a Frosty Day
    When the Wind Roars on a Frosty Daynwbah

    • #331805

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Nice Robert. I like the way we can see the ice crystals on the branch.

  • #331698

    Tom M
    Participant

    Along a local river in TN. We've had a total of about 2 inches of snow this year. Sorry about that to all in colder climates.

    Tom

  • #331711

    Tom M
    Participant

    Upstate NY. Cold sun. 1/[email protected]/4.5.

    Tom

    • #331785

      Leesa
      Participant

      Lovely. No doubt that is some feeble sunshine.

    • #331807

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Love the title (and the image). Until I saw it larger I couldn't tell if part of the image was a reflection in water.

      • #332322

        Tom M
        Participant

        There is a lake in the BG.

  • #331740

    Frogdaily
    Participant

    After a few days of heavy rain even the seagulls were soaking in the sun!

    Soaking in the Sun

    • #331809

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Beautiful Frog. The composition and lighting really works for me. The sharpness is something I'll never manage to get.

      • #331811

        Frogdaily
        Participant

        Thank you so much Bobbie!

  • #331752

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Came across this shot from a few months ago today. Not new but thought it might warm you guys battling the Beast from the East.

    Heading out to look for crabs.

  • #331776

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Blizzard 004

    This pretty much sums up today's weather in Minnesota.

    • #331784

      Leesa
      Participant

      This certainly captures the essence of harsh winter weather. Wow, it looks cold! It's also a perfect example of why I live in the deep South.

    • #331810

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I remember driving in weather like that in Michigan. Always made me very tense. Stay safe Kent (and everyone else).

    • #331839

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      That looks familiar. ????

  • #331838

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Another example of Wind Sickles.
    If you notice they are only on one side of the branches, and even the rope. All pointing horizontally and in the same direction. This is what happens when frost tries to form and the wind is blowing an average of 40 mph all day.
    The best I could do with a cell phone in that fierce of wind.
    Click for Larger.

    Wind sickles.

  • #331950

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    In the wind and snow ….

    snowy and windy

    snowy and windy

    • #331975

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I went into the page from bottom so I saw the bird first and just knew it was your image even before I saw your name Diane. Amazing catch in weather like that (or any time). Whatever  is falling in the background gives the impression of a lot of wind.

    • #331990

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      These are great Diane. I especially love the 2nd one.

    • #332119

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Love these Diane. It looks like the wind is whipping the snow around, but the birds are so crisp. I bet those were tricky shots. Nicely done.

    • #332165

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      Very nice Diane.

       

    • #332168

      Horatio Hadley
      Participant

      Tersha, the bird images are wonderful!  The colours are perfect and like Leanne said, you did an incredible job of keeping the birds sharp.  Terrific images.  Thank you.

  • #331987

    Erik Fransman
    Participant

    “On the Rocks” Click for Flickr (is better)
    On the Rocks

     

    • #331989

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      I like that!

    • #332105

      Bobbie
      Participant

      So do I! The rocks look so smooth and slippery and you picked the perfect title.

    • #332121

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Awesome Erik! And as Bobbie said, perfect title. It would not have worked for mine, as it would have been “on the rock” LOL

    • #332166

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      That's pretty Cool Erik, reminds me of my time in the Aleutian islands before things got really cold.

  • #332167

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    The Sun peeked out way in the distance for a few and lit up these Bluffs.

    Sunny Bluffs

    • #332169

      Horatio Hadley
      Participant

      That looks cold.  It is a very nice photograph.  I really like the light on the mountains, as it makes the snow look that much colder.  Thank you.

  • #332205

    ElinL
    Participant

    Here the weather is not for biki´s – but it´s absolutely wonderful, thank you 🙂

    Winter wonderland

  • #332208

    Paula
    Participant

    We have had very unusual snow in SE England, the Birds were all puffed up and not very impressed. We did however have a visit from a group of ‘Red listed' Fieldfares, 20 of them for 3 days… the usual birds were not impressed to say the least!One of the group of 20 Fieldfare

  • #332209

    Paula
    Participant

    Bullfinch

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