Sunday, March 05, 2006

Sometimes Its Not Pretty

I get a lot of feedback about how beautiful the beaches are here. While that is true it would be fair to say we also get our fair share of storms. Below is one of those times when a 'southerly', as Dunedites like to call them, arrives in force.

By way of example let me illustrate what the weather can be like here sometimes. Crowded House wrote a song called 'Four Seasons In One Day' and the weather often lives upto that title because Dunedin is situated in the 'roaring forties'.

However most photographers still like taking pictures when the weather is bad. This is because the sky looks more dramatic than when it is blue and sunny. This picture of St Kilda beach was taken in mid summer but it could just as easily be wintertime.

So sometimes the weather isn't pretty but it can still set the scene for an impressive photo.

The photo was taken at about 6:00 pm in early January. Camera: Sony H1 Settings: 1/640s, f4.0, ISO64, focal length 38mm Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve,

Love the mood captured in this particular shot.

Love the soft opaque appearance with the pillars of light that come through the clouds and the reflection of light on the ocean's surface, giving it a laquered appearance ;) magical.

Take care,

Chana H Davis