Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The wild, wild West.....


Ok at some point I'm going to have to get out of the car if I want to take any shots of the crazy, wild weather Perth has been experiencing for the past two days. We've had gale force winds, hail, thunder and lightning the only thing missing is snow which is a bit of a shame. No seriously this weather is not much fun but it has brought 24/30mm of much needed rain. The first shots were taken looking down the coast towards Trigg Point and Scarborough, the last two at Hillary's Marina where you can see how much seaweed has been washed ashore onto the beach. I got soaked at least three times, note to myself never wear a skirt when taking photos in a storm, I think the patrons of the Trigg Island Cafe got a little more than they bargained for as I flew past the big glass windows back to the car in one of the sudden downpours, worrying more about my camera than where my skirt was haha!! I hope the weather is a little more 'clement' in your neck of the woods, happy Wednesday, take care.....p.s. can you believe there were kite surfers out in that weather!


33 comments:

  1. Einfach herrlich diese Brandung, natürlich nur aus sicherer Entfernung...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  2. I've rarely seen the wild west look so good! You caught the mood of those stormy moments perfectly, I can almost taste the salt spray... Kite surfers always seem to love this kind of weather, so at least someone does! I'm very impressed with your braving these elements with camera (and skirt!:)

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  3. Storms usually make great pictures!I laughed when imaging you fighting with your skirt in the wind! :o)

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  4. Oui oui, moi aussi j'ai beaucoup ri en t'imaginant prendre tes photos... mais tous ces menus embarras valent le coup elles sont superbes...

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  5. Looks scary. Kind of like my first-grade teacher when she got mad! Beautiful shots!

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  6. Kite surfers are braver than me. You were brave to venture out in a skirt!

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  7. photographing such fierce waves can be a challenge if you want to protect your camera (and yourself)!

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  8. That's called photo weather! Love the last shot!

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  9. Pictures of the sea! Lovely!
    Calm for this area mind......

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  10. Well, I, for one, applaud your dedication to your art! You even managed to protect your [Lumix] camera... while entertaining a whole restaurant with your skirt's antics! Bravo, Grace! :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  11. Really wonderful pictures Grace.

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  12. Really stormy weather. But the ocean and the coast is more photogenic. I like these photos ... Have less wind and more sun. Have a nice day wishes Peter.

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  13. wauw, just like a rough sea when I can watch from the shore. When I am one a schip, it is a different thing.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  14. Wild, but beautiful -- if you don't have to be out in it!! You get some terrific captures of the surf! Love them!! We're still having incredible weather and for almost a record length of time for Seattle --42 days without a drop of rain and none in the forecast yet!!! Stay dry and safe!!

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  15. Haha Grace - what we bloggers will do for a post!
    Seriously, these are awesome photos!! Wild and beautiful (clap,clap)

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  16. Its not gunna be much better down here over the next few days with wind, wind and more wind then maybe snow.

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  17. I like very much your new header and your rough sea.
    A big hug from Italy
    ERika

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  18. I can see that the wind is really stirring up the water. Hold On!!

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  19. Oh please put a bit of it in a can and send it straight away. Can hardly remember clouds, let alone rain. We had the A/C running again during the afternoon. Showered trice a day. Please have a kind Wednesday.

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  20. I love stormy weather photos, both the pics and the taking of them, though I'm not likely to be found doing it in a skirt! - well done Grace.

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  21. Thank you for being brave enough to face the elements and get these shots! That surf looks pretty scary.

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  22. Why not, I would ! I don't mind just a little danger, really quite bored lecturing in the class rooms !

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  23. Keep safe- and keep shooting!



    Aloha, Friend
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

    > < } } ( ° >

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  24. That was one strong wind. Brave guys on the kites.

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  25. belles photos de la mer qui gronde

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  26. The stormy weather makes for some dramatic photos! The things we photographers do for the sake of our art! Your story about the skirt reminds me of a story about the old woman who held on to her hat and let the skirt flow where it would. When someone asked her about it, she said what was under her skirt was pretty old, but the hat was very new! Have a great day!

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  27. Intense and dramatic! Impressive pictures, you did a great article here, congratulations!
    Léia

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  28. Nice pictures! I like the ports...

    Greetings from Spain!

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  29. this is my third attempt to leave a comment ...

    thanks for risking life limb and indecent exposure for us .. great snaps!

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  30. Grace, I love all of these shots!

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  31. Be careful!!! But also amazing shots......these would be so much fun to take.....just don't slip and get pulled into a rogue wave. Maybe you should wear a life jacket:)

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  32. Wild it is! Great series, Grace.

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  33. Wonderfully dramatic shots, Grace! Thanks for making such a sterling effort to get them for us.... even if it meant flashing your knickers at the cafe patrons :-)

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