Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Before the rain.....

Yesterday was one of those frustrating days that whenever I touched my computer it kind of went BLAAAAAAAH at me and refused to make any sense, I demonstrated my 'superiority' by calling it all the rude names I could think of in a humungous tirade..this went on for quite some time until P couldn't take it anymore and removed me from the vicinity while he spent most of the day sorting the problem.. All fixed, but it was early evening before I could get down to choosing a post for today.. I decided to go with some last pictures from Australia Day before the fireworks began and believe it or not these three very different skies were all happening at the same time. There was a small aircraft flyby and they circled the Bell Tower several times before heading back to the landing strip.Just to the right of the above scene the sun was going down over Kings Park below, and.....
Behind on the city side this is what was going on and what was responsible for the rain that we had just before the fireworks started..I really liked the way the combination of lights made this tall glass building, which I can't remember the name of at the moment (help anyone looking in from Perth!) look so dramatically blue.. Hope you have a peaceful day.....

43 comments:

  1. so glad you are among us, pal-
    and I love your shots - so atmospheric!


    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  2. une lumiere magnifique apres la pluie, c'est superbe

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  3. Some wild colors in these photos. That first one is quite unique, I think...what a great capture with that little plane making a name for itself in that orange smoke/cloud...

    Sorry about your computer and glad it got fixed but it led to this post and that's a good thing.

    And you're a funny writer!

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  4. Can't help with the building as your photos are not visable to me!! **** (BTW not my son but my grandson.)

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  5. Marvelous captures, beautiful skies and colors and a terrific post for the day! Who would have thought that a "machine" could so totally disrupt ones day when it "misbehaves"????? Isn't it great that we have a sense of humor!! Well, most of the time!

    Sylvia

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  6. Life is great, isn't it?!

    First picture is indeed incredible ! Please have a kind Tuesday ahead.

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  7. Great shots Grace. Beautiful light.

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  8. Fabulous sky shots Grace. Love those little planes circling the tower!

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  9. Grace, you are one talented photographer, and Perth is one amazing city. I will have to take my son there one day. I have always wanted to visit Australia (well, at least some of it, given the sheer size of your country!)
    Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  10. Love your photos - and enjoyed your description of what happens when machines go bad! You won in the end though...nice work! Happy Monday evening (from the east coast of the US)...Tuesday to you, I believe!

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  11. A wild collection today. The iridescent blue on the glass of the third photo is my favorite. (Yay for spell check; my effort at iridescent wasn't as good as Mr. Google's.)

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  12. Nothing more frustrating than computer problems! Nice collection of pics today. Any chance you watched the men's tennis final the other nigh/morning? Wow. Wow. Wow!

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  13. Wow, those are some really great sky shots! That blue building is just glowing!

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  14. Funny post! I love these photos too. That blue building is beautiful.

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  15. But you had some good clicks with your camera !

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  16. Lovely photos of the stormy skies.

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  17. That first description sounds like me by about Thursday afternoon. The top picture is brilliant.

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  18. Bonza photos. I to hate computer gremlins and start screaming some colourful words at it when it won't do what its told :-).

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  19. Looks like it must have been humid hot, which is what would make me retreat to a fridge. Absolutely wonderful shots all three, the first one is almost abstract!

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  20. First shot reminds meof King Kong fighting against planes from Empire State building! :)
    Great skies! the last one is very dramatic.

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  21. The planes look like little mosquitoes, what an amazing sight!

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  22. The first picture is really cool, I love those small planes which are drawing into the sky.

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  23. Skies give fabulous colours and great shots!
    PC problems are reasons for murder!

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  24. I like the first shot, me too, dear Gaia. Wish you a nice day *-*
    A Kiss from Italy.
    Erika

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  25. Lovely shots - I really like that first one!

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  26. Wow, that first photo is really eye-catching.

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  27. not a bad conclusion to a frustrating day, grace. these are fabulous, especially the top one. how lucky you are to have p. to fix computer things for you.

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  28. Thankfully your pc was fixed so that we can all enjoy your lovely pics. That blue building is very striking, and the first pic is great...are you sure they're not large Aussie flies?

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  29. Foreboding skies ... and an awesome shot of the little planes circling the ape, er, the tower ..

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  30. Is it wrong to *want* that blue building? :)

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  31. Gorgeous colours in there Grace. So you do have some days that aren't perfect blues- ;-) Love the first shot especially.

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  32. Very unusual sky. Your fireworks photos of Australia Day were wonderful, by the way.

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  33. Soemreally gorgeous images, with an excellent light!

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  34. Great shots, the top one is just fantastic! Hope your computer is not so emotional now! :-)

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  35. Fantastic happening, the air maneuvers looks amazing. Your pictures are brilliant!

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  36. wonderful colours.... ! crazy weather... ciao

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  37. Lovely images... and to see the small planes doing acrobatics must have been wonderful.

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  38. the pics look lovely when enlarged! you have captured the ambiance of the day beautifully in your post Grace!

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